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Louis Yoelin

Louis Yoelin

Adjunct Faculty, Music
Department of Music

If you’ve turned on your TV lately, chances are good you’ve heard Lou Yoelin’s music. As an industry top, award-winning songwriter and composer, his music has been featured in over 700 TV shows including CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” “How I Met Your Mother,” NBC’s “The Voice,” Fox’s “American Idol,” E!’s “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” and many more. He has composed theme songs for Trutv’s hit show “Storage Hunters,” Food Network’s “Mystery Diners,” and more.

As co-founder of music publishing company Fat Sound Music, Lou spent years on the “other side of the fence” working as a publisher placing other composers’ music in hit TV shows like A&E’s “Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour,” E!’s “Very Cavallari,” and more.

Combining his formal training with his Chicago punk scene roots, he has written songs for major label artists on Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, and Sony Records. His original music catalog shares space with The Beatles as part of Round Hill Music publishing.

Lou’s also an entrepreneur and real estate investor. He holds an MA in Music Composition from UCLA, a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago, and studied privately with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas.

  • Fun Fact 1: When Lou was 9, he won a Pee-Wee Herman lookalike contest.
  • Fun Fact 2: When Lou was 15, he had a purple Mohawk.
  • Likes: bean burritos, Netflix, golf, dogs

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