Clock Shop 2018-2021
Introducing Jennifer Bellor, the resident Clock Shop composer for Clocks in Motion! She is writing four new percussion quartets that we will be workshopping, performing, and recording in our next four concert seasons and beyond!
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, 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 self-released 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.