Reuven Herman is a film and visual media composer, conductor, and orchestrator, living and working in Los Angeles. He has composed music for multiple films, television shows, and video games, including Star Wars Rebels, Jane the Virgin, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, AMC's Hell on Wheels, and the Activision title James Bond: 007 Legends. Reuven most recently scored the horror film The Voices.
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Reuven has been writing music nearly his entire life. He began playing piano at age 4, and within a short time he was already writing short pieces of music, first for solo piano, and later for larger ensembles (helpfully performed on a Korg 01/W synthesizer). He studied jazz piano during high school, and performed with various jazz, pop, and rock bands.
Following a three-year stint in the Israeli Navy, Reuven attended the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music near Tel Aviv, where he focused on film scoring, while founding and leading The Spinning Wheels, a 10-piece funk-rock band. Continuing his studies at Berklee, Reuven was selected to conduct The Fellowship of the Rings orchestral suite from Lord of the Rings at the Berklee 2008 Commencement Concert, in celebration of legendary composer Howard Shore, who was receiving an honorary doctorate. The following year, Reuven's original composition, Now What, was chosen by popular vote as the commencement processional performed at his own graduation ceremony. While living in Boston, Reuven served as the inaugural conductor of the VGO Video Game Orchestra, including orchestra, choir, and rock band, dedicated to playing music from well-known video games.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, Reuven has continued to score films, television, and video games, as well as producing multiple soundtrack albums. He has collaborated with composers including Kevin Kiner, Penka Kouneva, and David Schwartz, and his music has been featured in numerous hit television series. Reuven has also served as the Vice President of the Academy of Scoring Arts, dedicated to furthering the craft and study of scoring, since 2014.