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 Dr. Christopher Rouse. 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. She will be attending the New Music Workshop of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival under the direction of Martin Bresnick as a composer fellow in June of 2019. 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. She has also had original orchestral works read by the Manhattan Symphonie and the NYU Symphony Orchestra in addition to two band works performed by the NYU Concert Band and the Grand Street Community Band. 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 new work, "Train of Thought." In August of 2016, she was commissioned to compose an original score to the play, “The Giver,” which was premiered in December at the Summit Middle School in New Jersey. She has also been commissioned to write and arrange several other works that have been played throughout the United States. She had studied under the direction of Dr. Christopher Rouse, Dr. Justin Dello Joio, and Dr. Joseph Church.
As an educator, Jordyn has field experience as a student teacher in both high school and elementary school. 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. For the past two years, Jordyn has also worked as a teaching assistant during band camp with the Summit High School's Marching Band in NJ, and she has taught private woodwind lessons on-and-off for the past four years.
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