Jackson Arbogast

Composer / Instrumentalist / Producer

217 W 23rd St #3S

Chicago, IL 60616

(515) 402-1700


True Groovy Media (TGM) — Guitarist, Composer and Producer

Independent label based out of Chicago. Performs, writes and produces with acts of various styles. Is also a solo artist with TGM under the name Normal Writing.

Columbia College Chicago Latin Ensemble — Electric Guitarist

Performed at Columbia College Chicago MANIFEST and Commencement


Columbia College Chicago New Music Ensemble — Electric Guitarist/Composer

Wrote four original compositions:

1. Random Castaneousness – 2020

2. Murmurs in the Forest – 2021

3. Near Genoa and Metcalfe – 2022

4. Golden Ashes – 2023






Composition (MuseScore)

Production (Logic Pro, Ableton Live)

Education (Guitar Tutor and Theory Instructor)


Dan Trilk – Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Drumset, Music Theory

Kelly Daza – Music Theory and Composition

Seth Hedquist – Jazz Guitar

Bill Boris – Jazz Guitar

Dr. Dan Dehaan – Digital Composition and Production

Dr. Ilya Levinson – Music Composition


  • ableton live
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • bass guitar
  • drums
  • Electric Guitar
  • keyboards
  • Logic Pro/GarageBand
  • music theory
  • Trombone


Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

September 2019 - May 2023 Bachelor of Music in Composition and Production


Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

September 2022 - May 2023 Guitar Tutor

Taught students on campus. Covered any topics the students needed help with, such as fretboard exercises and chord voicing practice. Primary focus on jazz guitar/improvisation and sight reading.

Norwalk Community High School, Norwalk, IA

August 2017 - May 2019 Music Tutor

Taught students both in and out of school. Subjects ranged from guitar to trombone to music theory/composition.