After completing a ten year stint as Special Events Creative Director for Radio City Music Hall Productions in New York City, musician/writer Jeffrey Ernstoff founded Ernstoff Creative Services in 2004. He earned undergraduate degrees (B.A., Music and B.S., Education) at the U. of Wisconsin, a Masters degree in Arts Programming at Harvard University, and is the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Music, Musical Theater and The Chairman’s Task Force on Arts Education. He is a member of The Writers Guild of America, ASCAP and Phi Delta Kappa (National Educators Society.) His Artist-In-Residence programs typically combine material tailored to the hosting institution, performance of his one-man show, and workshops in Critical Thinking with area high school, university and/or conservatory students.
In the business world, Jeffrey serves as Creative Director for The World Innovation Network (TWIN), formerly KIN at Northwestern University, and has served as Creative Director for the arts components of Fortune Magazine’s Innovation and Global Forums in NYC; Washington, DC; Delhi, India; Cape Town, South Africa; and Chengdu, China. He worked for diverse clients including the NFL, Int’l Tennis Hall of Fame, Mercedes–Benz, and non-profits including Special Olympics, the Arthur Ashe Foundation, United Way, Rita Hayworth Alzheimer’s Association, and the City College of New York. He has lectured and/or performed at Clemson University, Herman Miller, Sarah Lawrence College, The NY Ethical Culture Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Santa Fe Institute.
After co-writing the Off-Broadway Musical Comedy Review “Slaphappy!,” he began his special events related activities as Music Production Coordinator for the 1984 Olympic Ceremonies, followed by a year as biographical and musical researcher for Warner Brothers’ “Gershwin Project" with screenwriter Paul Schrader. Subsequent projects as Writer and Creative Director have included Super Bowl Halftimes, World Cup Soccer and Ceremonies starring Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan & Stevie Wonder; tributes honoring Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday & Sarah Vaughn, and collaborative projects with Grammy nominees/ winners including Natalie Cole, Peter Erskine and Whitney Houston. His music and non-fiction scripts have also been performed at the White House, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Radio City Music Hall and on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC, HBO and www.arthurashe.org.