ARTIST RESUME

ARTIST RESUME with LIST of WORKS (as of May 2017)
 
DISTINGUISHED COMPOSITION COMMISSIONS, PERFORMANCES, and PRIZES

2017 Premiere of 898 Hildegard by the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Las Vegas Master Singers April 1, 2017

2016 The American Prize for Chase the Stars in the orchestra category

2016 NewMusicBox Staff Picks: Album Stay, and track Chase the Stars featured

2016 Elevate Ensemble Call for Scores winner for composition Moments Shared, Moments Lost

2016 The American Prize finalist for Bordello Nights for wind orchestra featuring jazz band in the band category, and Chase the Stars in the orchestra category; semi-finalist for Familiar Stranger in the orchestra category, and Stay in the chamber music category.

2016 Performance of Songs in the Dark with Mivos Quartet at the N.E.O.N. (Nevada Encounters of New Music) Festival September 17, 2016

2016 Bop Shop show Album release concert August 21st in Rochester, NY featuring special live show jazz versions of music from her debut album Stay, arrangements and premiere of the jazz version of Songs in the Dark

2016 Las Vegas Philharmonic announces 2016-2017 season, which will include 898 Hildegard for SATB and Orchestra April 1, 2017 at the Smith Center

2015 The American Prize finalist for Uprising (2012) for wind ensemble & drums; semi-finalist for compositions Skylark Lullaby (2014) for saxophone ensemble, and chamber opera Christabel (2013)

2015 Judith Lang Zaimont Prize for composition Skylark Lullaby (2014) for saxophone ensemble in the International Alliance for Women in Music competition

2015-16 Commission by the UNLV Wind Orchestra for composition Bordello Nights premiered March 10, 2016 featuring saxophonists Eric Marienthal and Colin Gordon, pianist Mitch Forman, bassist Kevin Axt, and drummer Bernie Dresel; second performance in La Croix-Valmer, France at the Festival des Anches d’Azur in La Croix Valmer June 21-28, 2016

2015-16 Commission by the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus for composition 898 Hildegard scheduled for premiere Spring 2016

2015 ShoutHouse commission for new piece Chase the Stars (2015) that will be premiered in NYC December 2015. ShoutHouse – Events

2014 Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) composition prize for composition Noir (2014) for big band

2013 Washington National Opera American Opera Initiative commission for 20-minute opera Duffy’s Cut, which was premiered at the Kennedy Center November 2013

2013 Wind Ensemble commission consortium for composition Electric Vortex (2013) featuring a jazz band that was premiered by multiple university ensembles including Nazareth College, Eastman School of Music, California State University East Bay, Connecticut State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, and many others.

2013 DownBeat Award for composition Midnight Swim (2012) for big band in the original composition/orchestrated work category at the graduate college level

2013 American Composers Orchestra commission for Crystal Skies (2013) that was premiered at the ACO Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings in NYC June 2013

2013 Bernard Rogers Prize for opera composition Christabel that was premiered at the Eastman School of Music April 2013

2012 Howard Hanson Orchestral Prize for composition Midnight Swim (2012) for sinfonietta that was premiered at the Eastman School of Music March 2012

2011 Belle S. Gitelman award for composition La-Ti-Da for sinfonietta that was premiered at the Eastman School of Music March 2011

2011 Just Poets Society commission for song cycle Ophelia’s Flowers (2011) setting text by E. Louise Beach

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HIGHLIGHTED COMPOSITION RESIDENCIES, FESTIVALS, INSTITUTES, and FORUMS

2016 Festival des Anches d’Azur in La Croix Valmer June 21-28, 2016 premiere of shortened version of Bordello Nights by the UNLV Wind Orchestra with Eric Marienthal, Colin Gordon, Mitch Forman, Kevin Axt, and Bernie Dresel

2016 Neon Museum Composer-in-Residence April 23-24; worked with the public to create music on the spot in reaction to the signs in the North Gallery.

2016 Women Composers Festival of Hartford for performance of Songs of Ethereality (2015) March 13, 2016

2015 Hildegard Festival at California State University Stanislaus for premiere of Remember (2012, rev. 2015) for SATB choir and piano by the CSU Stanislaus Concert Chorale

2015 Florida State University Festival of New Music for performance of Skylark Lullaby (2014) by the FSU SaxoChoir

2014 Composer in Residence at the California State University East Bay in May for West Coast premiere of composition Electric Vortex (2013) for wind ensemble featuring jazz band

2014 North American Saxophone Alliance premiere of Skylark Lullaby (2014) by the Eastman Saxophone Project at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2013 Composer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in March for performance of Uprising (2012) written for wind ensemble featuring jazz drum set.

2012 UCLA Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute

2012 Cleveland Composers Orchestra Institute for recording of trio arrangement of composition Midnight Swim (2012)

2011 Cleveland Composers Orchestra Institute for recording of Soliloquy (2007) for solo cello by David Russell

2009 June in Buffalo for performance of Soliloquy (2007) for solo cello by Jonathan Golove

2008 Aspen Music Festival Susan and Ford Schumann composition fellow for premiere of Drink me (2008) for soprano and percussion; studied with Sydney Hodkinson

2008 Seal Bay Festival composition intern

2007 Buffalo Philharmonic Young Composers’ Forum for reading of Chimera (2007) for orchestra

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MUSIC COMPOSITION DISCOGRAPHY and PUBLICATIONS

2017 Recording of Bordello Nights with the UNLV Wind Orchestra and Klavier Records on album The Return

2016 Debut album STAY released August 2016.

2015 Eastman School of Music CD featuring New Jazz Ensemble performance of composition Overdrive (2015) for big band

2015 CBDNA report by conductor Tamey Anglley about composition Electric Vortex (2013) for wind ensemble featuring jazz band. CBDNA Report May 7, 2015

2015 SWOJO Publication of Noir (2014) for big band

2013 Proquest Publication of PhD dissertation “Linguistic, Narrative, and Theatrical Elements in Selected Vocal Works by György Ligeti: Implications of Analysis for Performance”

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HIGHLIGHTED MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

Fanfare Magazine Articles about Bordello Nights
http://fanfarearchive.com/ntbm/articles/leslie-int-dent.html

http://fanfarearchive.com/ntbm/articles/leslie-fogel.html

KNPR Interview about 898 Hildegard
https://knpr.org/knpr-classical/2017-03/jennifer-bellors-898-hildegard-premieres-las-vegas-philharmonic

NewMusicBox Album Staff Picks
http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/newmusicbox-mix-2016-staff-picks/

Jazz Corner
http://www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=7754

No Depression
http://nodepression.com/album-review/poetic-imagery-and-stylistic-diversity-make-new-jennifer-bellor-album-enchanting

Las Vegas Weekly
Click here to see article about Neon Museum Residency April 23-24, 2016

FOX5
Click here to see clip from FOX5 about Neon Museum Residency April 23-24, 2016

VegasNews.com
Click here to see anouncemnt about Neon Museum Residency

Huffington Post Review of Duffy’s Cut
Writing was praised as “using contrasting rhythms and clever harmonies to an intriguing effect.”
Click here to read review

Washington Post Review of opera “Duffy’s Cut”
Writing was praised as showing a “flair for full-bodied, operatic sound”
Click here to read review

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UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND EVENT PLANNING

2014 – present: Visiting Lecturer in composition and music theory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2013-2014: Visiting Assistant Professor in composition and music theory at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

2012-2013 Lecturer in composition and music theory at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

2010-2012 Instructor in composition and music theory at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY

2009-2010 Musicianship Instructor at University of Rochester

2008-2009 Teaching Assistant in the Eastman Computer Music Center

2007-2008 Composition teacher for non-majors at Eastman School of Music

2005-2007 Teaching Assistant in music theory and aural skills at Syracuse University
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NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND MUSICIAN RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCE

2016 Benefit concert “Inspire the World” at Ham Hall, co-producing with NJEA and will feature a 15-minute set of my ensemble performing new compositions May 22, 2016 in Ham Hall, UNLV

2015-2016 UNLV Nextet Concert assistant to director Virko Baley on recruitment, program production, and management

2013 Rochester Fringe Festival co-producer of showcase Bending and Breaking, featuring a collaboration of live contemporary jazz music with dance

2012 Rochester Fringe Festival producer of showcase On Tap: Original Music with Dance featuring a collaboration of live contemporary music with dance

2011-2013 Concert Office Programs Coordinator at the Eastman School of Music, overseeing and creating programs for various concerts

2011 & 2012 Concert Coordinator of Composers’ Sinfonietta at the Eastman School of Music

2008-2010 Ossia Treasurer and Artist Relations Manager at the Eastman School of Music

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MUSIC DIRECTOR AND MUSIC ADJUDICATOR POSITIONS

2016 Adjudicator for Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Composition Competition, Arizona

2015 Adjudicator for Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Composition Competition, National Division

2014 Adjudicator for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Composition Competition, Southwest Division

2008-2014 Accompanist and Cantor at St. Mary’s Mass of the Assumption in Minoa, NY

2006-2014 Music Director at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bridgeport, NY

2004-2005 Music Director of After Eight student-run a cappella group at Cornell University

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HIGHLIGHTED HISTORY OF MOST RECENT VOCAL PERFORMANCE

2016 Performance of Songs in the Dark with Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano; Jason Corpuz, synth; Summer Kodama, electric bass at UNLV Nextet concert November 2nd, Las Vegas

2016 Performance of Songs in the Dark with the Mivos Quartet, Tim Jones (vibraphone) and Summer Kodama (electric bass) at the UNLV N.E.O.N. Festival concert September 17, 2016

2016 Album Release Show performance of compositions from STAY along with arrangement of Pure Imagination and premiere of Songs in the Dark August 2st at the Bop Shop, Rochester, NY

2016 Performance of Familiar Stranger remix, and Burning Light remix at the May 22nd benefit concert at Ham Hall, UNLV

2015 Performance of Familiar Stranger, Burning Light, Chase the Stars, and Fallen Veneer on UNLV Nextet Concert November 30, 2015.

2015 Performance of Nightingale with Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano on UNLV October 27 Nextet Concert

2008-2014 Schola Cantorum early music ensemble soprano at Christ Church in Rochester, NY under the direction of Stephen Kennedy

2012 Reich’s Tehillim with Musica Nova and Ensemble Signal at the Eastman School of Music

2011 Premiere of composition Ophelia’s Flowers (2011) at Just Poets Society recital at St. John Fischer College, Rochester, NY

2010 Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and Proverb with Musica Nova and Ensemble Signal at the Eastman School of Music