BIO

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), Wuhan Philharmonic Chamber Series, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Lviv Philharmonic, UNLV Wind Orchestra, DCINY Series at Carnegie Hall, Clocks in Motion, ShoutHouse, Florida State University Festival of New Music, Hildegard Festival, Aspen Festival, June in Buffalo, Missouri State University Composition Festival, Missouri State University Composition Festival, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Eastman Saxophone Project, A/Tonal, 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.”

Current commissions include a new percussion quartet for Clocks in Motion, a new work for soprano and electric guitar for the composer-electric guitarist DJ Sparr and soprano Kristin Bachrach, and a new work for Transient Canvas. Additionally, her second album Reflections at Dusk will be released by Innova Recordings November 15th.

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 on the music composition faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and artistic director of the new music series Nextet. For more information, please visit www.jenniferbellor.com.

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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, Wuhan Philharmonic Chamber Series, Lviv Philharmonic, Clocks in Motion, 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, 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). Her second album Reflections at Dusk will be released by Innova Recordings November 15th.

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 on the composition faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and artistic director of the new music series Nextet. For more information, please visit her website, www.jenniferbellor.com.