Peter Rotter, founder and creative music producer of Peter Rotter Music Services and now the newly formed Encompass Music Partners, has a long history in both music composition and music production. Peter brings a unique industry skill set to his role as Music Contractor/Producer/Coordinator for Encompass Music Partners.
Peter began his music contracting career in 1987 serving also as a music producer on several film and television projects for many of his early composer colleagues/clients. Having worked both on the scoring stage and in the recording booth for decades, Peter knows the specific needs of each person's role on and off the scoring stage, whether it is the role of composer, producer, studio executive, or performer. Peter prides himself in having excellent working relationships with the executives from all the major studios and independent film companies, and is often called upon to act as a liaison between composer and studio relations.
Peter graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance. In his sophomore year of college, he began his composition studies with an emphasis in film scoring and began writing and studying piano performance intensely. He studied film scoring composition with Robert Drasnin and Albert Harris.
Peter completed postgraduate courses at both USC and UCLA with a focus on film scoring studies. Upon graduating CSUN, he scored his first feature film Code Name: Zebra in 1987. Peter has scored over a dozen feature films and several television shows, including productions for Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. He has written music for over 100 national and international commercials for such companies as Apple, Disney, Pepsi, FedEx, Mattel, DLP, Texas Instruments and Boeing.
He has also produced two films. Peter's short film Tackle Box (2004), has won over a dozen awards including the Audience Choice Award, which is the top honor, at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Peter has worked alongside the legendary film icon Clint Eastwood on his last several features (including Jersey Boys, American Sniper, Sully) as a music producer/music coordinator.
Peter has contracted and or has performed as a music coordinator on over 800 films and television shows.
In 2014, Peter was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work as conductor on a symphonic arranged version of the famous Claude Bolling Suites featuring the legendary flutist Hubert Laws.
Peter is a member of SAG, BMI, NARAS, and The Society of Composers, Arrangers and Lyricists. He is a founding member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Youth Symphony.
Peter is married to a professional flutist in Los Angeles and has two children and a new grandson.
His passions include composing music, fly fishing, playing piano, painting, snow skiing, snorkeling, biking, hiking and spending time in his two favorite places on the earth, Lake Tahoe (where he spent much of his youth) and Kauai.
Growing up in a small town near the coast of Oregon, Jasper Randall studied music from an early age, eventually coming to southern California for the prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at USC, studying under esteemed film composers Elmer Bernstein and David Raskin. Upon graduation, Jasper worked alongside film composer Christopher Young on over a dozen feature films, handling every aspect of the scoring process, both on and off the stage.
Following his work with Christopher, Jasper teamed up with and began producing and contracting vocalists and choirs for composer and contractor Peter Rotter, quickly establishing himself as one of the foremost vocal contractors in the film and television industry.
Since that time, Jasper has worked alongside and collaborated with many notable composers including James Horner, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson Williams, Alan Menken, Alexandre Desplat, Christophe Beck, Brian Tyler, Henry Jackman, Steve Jablonski and Heitor Pereira, as well as with major producers such as Harvey Mason Jr, Matt Serletic, Greg Kurstin and Marius De Vries.
Jasper has contracted, conducted and performed for choruses on over 130 films including Avatar, Frozen, Godzilla, Tangled, Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Big Hero 6, Minions, X-Men: Apocalypse, Despicable Me 2, the upcoming Illumination film Sing and the musical La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle. In addition to film, he has contracted and performed for dozens of television shows and major recording artists.
As both soloist and chorister, he has had the privilege to perform with such prestigious groups such as the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel and Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Los Robles Master Chorale, under the direction of Lesley Leighton. In April of 2016, Jasper performed under the direction of composer John Adams, for the Green Umbrella series at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
His career and expertise with composition and voice has now come full circle, most recently being honored with the title of Composer in Residence by the Los Robles Master Chorale, with world premiere commissions scheduled for their 2016-2017 season. In November 2015, his LRMC commission Alleluia won the 37th Annual Ithaca Choral Composition Award, in Ithaca, NY.
An avid fan of music, technology, story telling, and community building Declan is the lovable nerd of Encompass Music. Declan’s love for useless science facts is rivaled only by the length of his beard.
Originally hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, Declan graduated from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Film Score and Composition in the summer of 2012. After Boston, Declan moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue a career in the Film Music industry. Initially landing at Apple, Inc, Declan left a leadership position at Apple to join the team at PRMS in August of 2015 and never looked back!
Declan’s title at Encompass Music is Score Music Manager. With a passion for people, a love for film music, and a dedication to the Film Score Community at large, Declan takes care to provide every composer and client with the same level of passion and dedication he would give to his own dear sweet mom. From running budgets to scheduling sessions to answering the needs of composers, players, music executives, and music supervisors alike, Declan treats his family at work as he would his family at home.
Outside of Encompass, Declan composes music for Photon Harvest Productions and Twinfolk Creative. Declan also is the co-producer of a YouTube channel called The Druthers Brothers, and when he gets tired of working on his own, Declan is lucky enough to write and play bass for the Los Angeles based Indie-Punk band American Splendor.
Clare’s musical journey began playing violin at age 7, and has led to a career working on hundreds of titles across film, television, commercials, video games, sound recordings and live performance. At Encompass, she oversees all vocal projects, from budgeting and client consultation, to rigorously ensuring that every musical, casting, contractual and logistical detail is executed to perfection by our Vocal Contracting team.
Clare completed her Bachelors in Music & Literature at The University of Sydney. She then attended the renowned Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she completed a degree in Composition, sang in the choir, and undertook instruction in conducting, music technology and music production.Over the years, she has performed as a vocalist, violinist and keyboard player in several orchestras, bands and ensembles.
Clare also studied Management (including Entertainment Marketing, Accounting, Legal Affairs and Organizational Management) at the University of Technology Sydney Graduate School of Business, and Screenwriting, Producing and Music Licensing/Copyright at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (recently named one of the top Film Schools in the world).
Clare was Co-Director of the Sydney-based company Deaf Machine, creating/producing music for Film, Television and Advertising with her composer husband Michael Yezerski. She contracted musicians and singers, conducted and produced sessions, and managed music budgets. Clare has worked with players from the major Australian Orchestras, prominent Australian recording artists and specialist vocal groups such as the Gondwana Voices.
Since moving to Los Angeles Clare co-founded Defender Records. She has written additional music, played violin and sang on many Films, TV shows and Commercials, including the recent Australian TV drama Peter Allen: The Boy Next Door, Feature Documentary Only The Dead See The End of War (HBO 2016), and Commercials for brands such as Nissan, Lux and Ponds.
Clare was the assistant music supervisor on The Little Death (Toronto Film Festival 2014), and Elixir (Berlin Film Festival 2015,). She was also the music supervisor on the Short Film Baggage (2015). As a composer, Clare has also written for the concert hall, dance and theater, with selected works performed at prestigious Australian venues including Sydney Opera House. In 2011 Clare was awarded the Sarah Theresa Makinson Prize for Composition.
For the flagship Australian music presenter Musica Viva Australia, Clare worked in Development, touring some the world’s most respected performers, including The Academy of Ancient Music, Tafelmusik, Anthony Marwood, Stephen Hough, Steven Isserlis, Sabine Meyer, Sharon Bezaley and The Kings College Choir of Cambridge. She was also selected from a nationwide candidature of emerging leaders in Music presentation and touring, for a program working with players from the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Julie Burkert has held the position of Contract Administrator at PRMS since October, 2015. She has been a freelance flutist since 1986, when she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance from California State University, Northridge. She has worked in a wide variety of musical genres including Motion Picture and Television Recording; Opera, Ballet, and Symphony Orchestras; Musical Theater Pit Orchestras; and Chamber Music Ensembles. Julie has maintained a private teaching studio for the past 30 years, and was previously an adjunct faculty member of Pepperdine University. She is the mother of three wonderful girls, and currently lives in Agoura Hills with her two youngest daughters and their dog, Daisy.
Young and brimming with enthusiasm, Ashkan is one of the newest members of the Encompass family. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has returned after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with degrees in Film & Media Studies and Sociology.
Looking to expand on his passion for music, film, and television, Ashkan has found a home at Encompass as an Administrative Assistant in the Vocal Department.
Outside of Encompass, you can find Ashkan hosting concerts in various spaces around Los Angeles with a collective named Moony Habits, digging for vinyl in local record shops, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the most animated parts of the city.
Growing up in the English Sussex countryside, Emma was drawn to music from an early age. Whether it was the lilting piano concertos that she would dance to at her ballet classes or the West End shows that her parents would take her to at every opportunity, music was destined to play a significant role in her life. Emma began performing in any way that was available to her and started studying voice, cello and piano. Her greatest love has always been singing and she was thrilled to be offered a place at Brighton’s Institute of Modern Music to study Vocals. After three years studying and gigging in Brighton with her soul covers band, Emma graduated as Valedictorian for her year group with a first class degree in Professional Musicianship.
In 2014, Emma and her husband decided to move out to Los Angeles to pursue careers in film music. After spending so long splitting her time between the UK and LA, Emma finally found her feet when she was offered a position at Encompass Music Partners as Project Coordinator.
At Encompass, Emma oversees projects from their beginning to their completion, aiming to facilitate smooth transitions between phases. She strives to support her team members in any way that she can and provide assistance through each stage of a project. Emma loves making people laugh and is determined to always meet the needs of her colleagues and clients.
Her goals for the future include overseeing the company's revaluation of their project tracking strategies and generally making her coworker’s and client’s lives as easy as possible!
In her spare time, Emma enjoys watching far too many movies, binging shows on Netflix and having Friday night jam sessions with her husband, who is rarely to be found without a guitar in his hands.
As a naive Texan and Texas A&M graduate with a bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Marketing, Marisa moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and has been working in the entertainment industry for the last 7 years.
Her professional endeavors were fueled by her passion for music at a young age. With five years of music management experience, Marisa got her start with the Jonas Group, a boutique artist management company, under Phil McIntyre and Kevin Jonas, Sr., who managed such artists as the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, & Tori Kelly.
Marisa went on to work for Nomad Entertainment Group with artist management, artist development, and digital marketing as her main focus, while eventually serving as a producer and production coordinator for various creative agencies and production companies; working on numerous video projects including commercials, music videos, and branded content for such clients as Fullscreen, the YMCA, Coca-Cola, Braille Institute, Dell, and VH1.
She is thrilled to have joined the Encompass Music Partner’s team as a music coordinator and hopes to lend her skills in support of Encompass and in service to its clients. Marisa is an avid musical theatre fan and live music enthusiast. In her free time, you’ll usually her find at a show in support of the local LA music scene and community. She is Barbra Streisand’s biggest fan.
Joining us with 7 years of event coordinating experience in the entertainment industry, Danee is our newest Encompass family member. She has coordinated/produced on many projects and events, such as AFI Film Fest, the FOX booth at Comic-Con, Coachella, and Kendra Scott’s Los Angeles Launch Party, just to name a few. Her past work experiences have helped her to establish a strong foundation for building client relations, making executive decisions, and anticipating the needs of those around her.
Danee has always been known as the “peace-maker” amongst family and friends, which has helped her succeed in her past roles. She is passionate about helping others and making sure everyone is taken care of. With over 20 years of soccer playing under her belt, Danee has a strong “team player” foundation, which she knows will help her succeed here at Encompass.
At Encompass, Danee hopes to further her knowledge of this side of the entertainment industry. Whether being involved in helping to ensure a session runs smoothly, getting to experience and observe scoring sessions, or reaching out to players for upcoming sessions, Danee is excited about this opportunity and hopes to absorb as much knowledge about the music industry as she can.
In her free time, you’ll most likely find Danee SUP’ing on the bay in her hometown of Long Beach with her family’s chocolate lab Tiller, playing kickball with her nationally ranked team, baking her famous beer cupcakes, or dancing/singing along at a country concert.