BIO

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Jennifer Bellor is a versatile composer whose works have been presented by Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, American Composers Orchestra, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO), Las Vegas Philharmonic, Lviv Philharmonic, UNLV Wind Orchestra, ShoutHouse, Florida State University Festival of New Music, Hildegard Festival, Aspen Festival, June in Buffalo, Missouri State University Composition Festival, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Eastman Saxophone Project, Ritsos Project, Kansas Virtuosi, Mivos Quartet, Elevate Ensemble, Hocket, and many others in the US and abroad. Bellor’s music draws on a variety of influences, evidenced in her debut album Stay (2016), which is a melting pot of different music styles largely based on poetry. Stay was featured on NewMusicBox’s 2016 Staff picks, and was praised as having the ability to “maintain a highly individual identity without needing to take refuge in pre-post-genre musical silos.” Bellor also has received awards for her jazz/cross genre compositions Midnight Swim (2013 DownBeat) Noir (2014 SWOJO), and Chase the Stars (2016 The American Prize).

Currently, she is the Composer-in-Residence for the percussion quartet, Clocks in Motion, and is working on her first of four quartets that will be completed over the three-year residency. Additionally, current projects include a new work for mezzo-soprano and alto saxophone for Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen, for the AdZel Duo, and her second album, which will feature her most recent piece Cerulealina for strings, percussion and harp. Her composition Crystalline was recently selected for performance on the 2018 Music Now Festival held at Indiana State University.

Born and raised in Northern NY, Bellor earned a PhD in music composition at Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree in composition at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Cornell University. Her primary composition teachers included David Liptak, Bob Morris, Andrew Waggoner, Sally Lamb-McCune, and Steven Stucky. She is Visiting Lecturer in composition and theory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and artistic director of the new music series Nextet. Her music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, JW Pepper, and her website, www.jenniferbellor.com.

BIO (less than 250 words)

Jennifer Bellor is a versatile composer whose works have been presented by Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, American Composers Orchestra, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO), Las Vegas Philharmonic, Lviv Philharmonic, ShoutHouse, Florida State University Festival of New Music, Hildegard Festival, Missouri State University Composition Festival, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Eastman Saxophone project, UNLV Wind Orchestra, Elevate Ensemble, Hocket, Kansas Virtuosi, Mivos Quartet, and many others in the US and abroad. Bellor’s music draws on a variety of influences, evidenced in her debut album Stay (2016), which was featured on NewMusicBox’s 2016 Staff picks, and praised as having the ability to “maintain a highly individual identity without needing to take refuge in pre-post-genre musical silos.” Bellor also has received awards for her jazz/cross genre compositions Midnight Swim (DownBeat) Noir (SWOJO), and Chase the Stars (The American Prize).

Bellor holds a PhD in music composition at Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree in composition at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Cornell University. She is Visiting Lecturer in composition and theory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and artistic director of the new music series Nextet. Currently, she is the Composer-in-Residence for the percussion quartet, Clocks in Motion, and is working on her first of four quartets that will be completed over the three-year residency. Her music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, JW Pepper, and her website, www.jenniferbellor.com.

BIO (150 words)

Jennifer Bellor is a versatile composer whose works have been presented by Washington National Opera, American Composers Orchestra, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO), Las Vegas Philharmonic, Lviv Philharmonic, Eastman Saxophone project, UNLV Wind Orchestra, Elevate Ensemble, and many others in the US and abroad. Bellor’s music draws on a variety of influences, and has received recognition for her jazz/cross genre compositions such as Midnight Swim (DownBeat), Noir (SWOJO), Chase the Stars (The American Prize) and self-released debut album Stay on NewMusicBox’s 2016 Staff picks.

Bellor holds a PhD in music composition at Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree in composition at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Cornell University. She is Visiting Lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and artistic director of the new music series Nextet. Currently, she is the Composer-in-Residence for the percussion quartet, Clocks in Motion. Her music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, JW Pepper, and her website, www.jenniferbellor.com.