Jordyn Gallinek (b.1995) is an American composer, educator, and bassoonist based in New York. She is currently attending the Juilliard School of Music for her MM in Music Composition with Robert Beaser. She graduated from New York University in May 2018 with an MA in Music Education after graduating magna cum laude in May 2017 with a BM in Music Composition and a double concentration in Film Scoring and Music Education.
As a composer, Jordyn specializes in concert music, writing for a large variety including orchestra, concert band, chamber ensembles and solo instruments. Jordyn’s works have been performed in the United States and Asia, notably by the Juilliard Orchestra, the Oregon Wind Quintet, the Cassatt String Quartet, and the Femmelody Chamber Collective. She attended the New Music Workshop at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival under the direction of Martin Bresnick as a composer fellow in June of 2019, where her septet, “Thought Chatter,” was workshopped and premiered. As the winner of the 2018 Juilliard Orchestra Competition, her orchestral work, "Berserker," was premiered by the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall at New York's Lincoln Center in February of 2019. In February of 2018, she attended the Chamber Music Symposium at Texas A&M as the winner of their composition competition, where the Oregon Wind Quintet performed her piece, “Carnival Lost.” In July of 2017, she attended the Composer’s Institute at the Seal Bay Festival as a composer fellow, where the Cassatt String Quartet premiered her work, “Train of Thought.” Additionally, she has had orchestral works read by the Manhattan Symphonie, Sylvan Winds, and the NYU Symphony Orchestra, in addition to two concert band works performed by the NYU Concert Band and the Grand Street Community Band. While pursuing her degrees, she also studied with Christopher Rouse, Justin Dello Joio, and Joseph Church.
As an educator, Jordyn is currently a Teaching Fellow for the Ear Training Department at The Juilliard School. She additionally has field experience as a student teacher in both high school and elementary school in New York City. She worked at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, NY for the fall semester of 2017, teaching three band courses, beginning music theory and piano, and a music course for non-majors called Music In Our Lives: Beginning Guitar. In the spring semester of 2018, she worked at the Harlem Village Academy East Charter School in a general music class, grades K-5. Jordyn also works in conjunction with her high school as a teaching assistant during band camp with the Summit High School's Marching Band in NJ.
As a performing musician, Jordyn doubles on bassoon, saxophone, flute, and clarinet. She has freelanced in New York for the Blue Hill Troupe and Utopia Opera as a member of their pit orchestras. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she was a regular member of the NYU Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Concert Band, and chamber ensembles. She studied bassoon at New York University with Dr. Gina Cuffari and Prof. Michael Breaux.
Movement III of "Train of Thought"
Performed by the Cassatt String Quartet