Eruch Kimball ’03 is an electric bassist, composer, arranger, audio engineer and marketing professional. Originally a Professional Music major in performance and songwriting, he completed Master Certificates in Film Scoring and Music Business through Berklee Online and is currently competing an MBA in Marketing. Over his 16 years of music industry experience he has performed and engineered over 3000 concerts for over 2 million people across the U.S. and East Asia. A military veteran, he served six years of active duty service with the U.S. Army Band. He owns and operates SynchroMuse LLC, an audio branding and music services company based out of Los Angeles. He loves to blog about life and food and is developing an online community where these two passions of his intersect called Urban Bento. You can follow him, his music, and his writing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@urbanbento, @synchromuse)
Name: Eruch Kimball
Major(s): BM in Professional Music; Orchestration for Film and TV (Online), Music Business (Online)
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Current City: Los Angeles, CA
What has been the most challenging thing about your transition from college to career?
Balancing my artistic, career, and life goals. Basically finding time to practice and develop while also building on my skill set and career path and being able to pay rent and eat well.
How does your degree play a role in your current career path?
My degrees have all been focused on building upon related skill sets to make myself very valuable in a lot of ways. You don’t need a degree to be a great player, but having the theory knowledge, a common musical and professional standard to live up to, and some business acumen can give you the edge above the next guy (or girl) in line for the gig you’re after. The more ways you have to “sell yourself”, performing, arranging, composing, engineering, marketing, automatically you’ll become more connected and increase your chances of success.