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Amy Gordon is a composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, and vocalist in Los Angeles, CA. Her choral commissions include works for Choral Arts Initiative, Loyola Marymount University Concert Choir, The Los Angeles Belles, The South Bay Chamber Singers, Ramona Convent Secondary School Chamber Choir, Graham Middle School Vocal Ensemble, and Nova Vocal Ensemble for which she serves as composer in residence.
Her music has been described as melodic and accessible, yet with surprising harmonic twists. She is influenced by the musical styles of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Steve Reich, and loves setting poetry to music, bringing out the meaning of texts. She has won awards, including the first annual Jim MacMillan Prize in Composition, 2nd place in the Corinfesta International Competition for Choral Composition, and numerous ASCAP Plus Awards.
In addition to writing classical and choral music, she is also an active media composer and singer-songwriter for films and web broadcasts. Her score for The Turner Exhibit (2018) won best film score by The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards and her song “One Door Opens” was a finalist in the Song Door International Songwriting competition.
She is an active educator and teaches Bachelor-level Music Theory, Songwriting, and Music Education classes. She received her M.M. in Composition from California State University, Long Beach and her B.A. in Composition from Loyola Marymount University.
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