Rick is a graduate of the prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program from the University of Southern California. DeJonge has worked on several films and with great composers such as Christopher Young, David Spear, Jack Smalley, and Pete Anthony. As an orchestrator, Rick worked with composers on television promos that included shows such as “Beautiful People”, “Lost”, “The West Wing” and “CSI Miami”. As a conductor, Rick has conducted his own scores at Paramount Studios, Fox Studios, Spielberg Scoring Stage, and Firehouse Studios in Pasadena, California. DeJonge’s score for the action film “Fighting with Anger” contained a song by the composer which won Best Original Song at the New York Independent Film Festival and was recorded by Willie Nelson. Maestro DeJonge has been the official arranger/composer for Walt Disney World’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2011. In 2022 Rick worked with Netflix for a new promotion for the popular series “Stranger Things” and his score for the independent short film “Kubrick” won Best Original Score at several different film festivals. Rick is a member of ASCAP along with his music publishing company, Dream Notes Music.