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Belinda Reynolds
Experimental Classical
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Raised in a Texan Air Force family, Belinda Reynolds now considers herself an 'adopted native' of California. She is an active composer, organizer, and teacher that focuses on bringing new music to a variety of audiences and communities. Ms Reynolds completed her Doctorate at Yale University with Martin Bresnick, Jacob Druckman, Jonathan Berger, and Tania León. She received her M.A. and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied principally with Andrew Imbrie and John Thow. She has received awards from ASCAP, the International League of Women Composers, the NACUSA Young Composers Competition, and the CMTA Composition Competition, among others. Belinda Reynolds’ music has been performed by a number of organizations throughout North America and Europe, including: the Da Capo Players, New Music Consort, The New Millennium Ensemble, Twisted Tutu, Essential Music, Earplay, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, Citywinds, Alternate Currents Performance Ensemble, Fulcrumpoint (Chicago), Continuum Contemporary Music (Toronto), Artemis (Toronto), New Music Works, Music Now, and The Albany Symphony's Dogs of Desire. Her music has been featured in such festivals and venues as the Spoleto USA Music Festival, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series, The Festival of New American Music, Chicago Artists’ Series, the Portugal New Music Festival, Wie Es Ihr Gefält, and Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has also been an Artist in Residence at Djerassi Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Recent seasons have been especially productive for Ms. Reynolds. The Amsterdam based group, ELECTRA, has performed her music as part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performances Series. They have also toured it across Europe, including performances in London’s Queen Elizabeth’s Hall and on the island of Sardinia. In addition, Jennifer Hymer and WIREWORKS premiered in Germany Ms. Reynolds’ solo piano/sampler/film work, JUST BETWEEN US. Other engagements include being guest artist at the Spoleto Festival USA, the Blueprint Festival, and The Festival of New American Music. Most recently, Ms. Reynolds’ guitar concerto, CONVERGENCE, was arranged and performed in Rosario Argentina by the new music group, Ensamble Rosario, and the acclaimed guitarist, Sergio Puccini. In 2005, her work for piano and marimba duo PLAY was released on the Innova label’s CD, Hammers and Sticks, featuring pianist Teresa McCollough. Other projects include commissions for BARBWIRE, the Boulder and Marin Youth Symphonies, Melody of China, Citywinds, the Southwark Consorts of Winds (UK) and Kathleen Supové. As an organizer, Ms. Reynolds is Vice-President of the composers’ cooperative, Common Sense. Now in their tenth year, the main objective of the group has been to explore alternative ways of conceiving and presenting new works. Common Sense has been responsible for the commission of over 50 new works, written for such organizations such as the Albany Symphony and the Meridian Arts Ensemble. Common Sense’s premiere CD was recorded on CRI's Emergency Music label in January, 1997. Their latest CD, Shock of the Old, featuring works from their collaboration with the Bay Area Ensemble American Baroque, was one of the winners of the Chamber Music America/WQXR Best Chamber Music CD for 2003. Ms. Reynolds is also very active in music education. She has been a Meet-the-Composer-in-Residence for public schools and was the Music Director for the Bethwood Youth Orchestra in Woodbridge, CT. Additionally, she has taught and guest lectured at Dartmouth College and Yale University, among others. Ms. Reynolds is the Director of HeShe Music in San Francisco, a private studio that teaches composition, piano, theory, and musicianship. Her music is published by Dover, HeShe Music, and Kithara Editions.
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