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Jeff Sturms
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Jeff Sturms
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Senior Partner/Producer at Inside the Outbox Productions
2012 - Present

At Inside the Outbox we are dedicated to preserving the individuality of the artist and their project while
embracing the intense business of entertainment. Our staff has the ability to embrace new technology while
respecting the traditions that make the music industry great. In a business where commerce often limits
creativity and musical integrity is lost, it requires great tools, unlimited imagination, industry savvy, and
the synergy to pull it back together. At Inside the Outbox Productions , we have the skills and sensitivity
combined with decades of experience to take any project from conception to fruition with uncompromising

loyalty to each client and complete respect for the art of music. Freelance Multi-instrumentalist at Multi-instrumentalist
1983 - Present

I have had the honor of working with these amazing artists as a musician in many capacities. George Strait,
Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffet, Larry Seyer, Mitch Watkins, Don Irwin, Nell Carter, Max Roach,
John Schneider, Lisa Lopez, Ram Herrera, Rich Matteson, John Arnn, Bill Wattrous, Merv Griffin, Tony
Campise, George Jones, Ray Price, Gary Morris, Ray Benson, Larry Gatlin, Willie Nelson, Cynthia
Clawson, Johnny Ray Watson, Allie Danielle, Tommy Shane Steiner, Terry McBride, Johnny Bush, Leeann
Womack, Nick Sturms, Johnny Preston, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Pit orchestra for touring groups of “Evita”, Godspell,
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, The King and I, Camelot.

Curriculum Development. Private Instructor, Small Ensemble Supervisor at Tonalta Music School
October 2007 - July 2010

2007-09: Curriculum development for Bass, Guitar, Keyboard and Performance Ensembles. 2007-10: Private
instructor for Keyboard, Bass, and Guitar. 2007-10: Supervisor and instructor for performance groups.

Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church Nederland Texas
October 2007 - July 2010

2007-10: Jeff was the director of music ministries and contemporary music services. His duties included choir
rehearsals and performances of new music each Sunday morning service. Developing a contemporary music
service which included recruiting the musicians to form a band and write all arrangements for Sunday night
services. Additionally, he coordinated Christmas and Easter Cantatas each year. Jeff’s specialty skill set of
studio and live sound gave him additional responsibilities: training all sound engineers for the church.

Curriculum Developer/instructor at Lamar State College-Port Arthur
July 2007 - June 2010

2007-08: Curriculum developer for Commercial Recording Arts Degree. Staff Producer and Studio
Manager 2007-10: Commercial piano 1 and 2, Advanced recording techniques, MIDI, Songwriting,
Arranging, and Intro to Music Business instructor. 2008-10: Developed and implemented curriculum
for Commercial Performance Degree and Session Musician. Staff Producer, Studio Manager, and
Coordinator for performance degree. Instructed applied piano and guitar, Commercial Theory I and II.
2008-10: Performance major supervisor, Session ensemble director (including the Touring Band).
2007-10: Purchasing Coordinator for all department equipment in Studios A and B, and “Port Arthur Live”
Performance Hall.

Freelance music contractor at Blanco Productions
January 1997 - May 2008

Arranging and recording backing tracks for Six Flags, Time Warner, SeaWorld, Bush Gardens. Six Flags
Corporation 1996-2008 (producer, arranger, performed all tracks) Sea World Shamu Ballet Show 1997
(Composer, performed all tracks) Taiwan Theme Parks Live Animal Shows (Composer, performed all
tracks) Shania Twain, Drum Line Arrangements 1998 tour Merv Griffin Players Casino Theater, Piano and
Band Leader (1993-95)

Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards/mandolin at George Strait
December 1998 - September 2007

As an instrumentalist for George Strait and the “Ace in the Hole Band” from 1998 to 2007, Jeff has
performed in front of millions of people both in the United States and abroad. This position has offered him
many opportunities to share the stage with such notable artists as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride,
Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, and countless others.

Instructor music production and music theory at Mediatech Institute
April 2004 - July 2007

Developed Curriculums for Songwriting and Production Courses. Instructed music production classes which
included; MIDI sequencing, Arranging, basic recording techniques, and songwriting.

FOH Engineer at Geronimo Management
April 1998 - July 2007

Fifth Dimension, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Maya Angelo, Steve Green, Rescue, Sandra Payne, John Tesh,
Bellamy Brothers, The Temptations, Don Irwin

Staff Arranger, Staff Musician, Director of small ensembles, Assistant to the Music Minister. at
Riverbend Church
April 1998 - June 2007

As the staff arranger for Riverbend Church, Jeff has written over 1000 vocal arrangements, and at least
as many instrumental arrangements for the many missions and special events that this 11,000 member
church and the over 120,000,000 worldwide weekly television viewers requires. The Band ranged in size from
6 piece rhythm section to full blown orchestra with 200 voice choir and background vocals as well.
Many of the musicians are Grammy and Academy award winning musicians.

Jeff also played piano, synthesizers, guitars, mandolin, banjo and vocals.
He is still contracted to write arrangements for Riverbend and many other clients


Voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (National Academy of Recording Arts and Science) since 1996
Voting member of L.A.R.A.S. (Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Science) since 1996
B.M.I. Broadcast Music, Inc.
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4 time Grammy nomination for production and instrumentalist


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Banjo in Concert with Nick Sturms Clinic at Lamar State College Keyboard Session On Stage with King George ON tour With George Strait