Jordyn Gallinek (b. 1995) is an American composer, educator, and performing musician based in New York. She received an MM in Music Education and a BM in Music Composition and Theory with a concentration in Film Scoring from New York University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Juilliard School of Music, studying Music Composition, and serving on the faculty of the Pre-College and Extension Division Ear Training departments. While pursuing her degrees, she studied with Robert Beaser, Christopher Rouse, Justin Dello Joio, and Joseph Church.
Jordyn began studying music at the age of eight, discovering a passion for composition soon after exploring every instrument she encountered. As a composer, Jordyn’s works have been performed in the United States and Asia, notably by the Juilliard Orchestra, the Oregon Wind Quintet, and the Cassatt String Quartet. She has received commissions from the New Juilliard Ensemble, New York University, Summit High School, and the Aspen Music Festival, which she attended in the summer of 2021. The Sylvan Winds performed her quintet, “Carnival Lost,” at the Cell in New York in February of 2020. 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 by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble. 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 and the NYU Symphony Orchestra, in addition to two concert band works performed by the NYU Concert Band and the Grand Street Community Band.
As an educator, Jordyn is currently on the faculty of the Ear Training department for Juilliard Pre-College and Extension Division. She is also a Teaching Fellow for the Ear Training and Music Theory Departments in the College Division at The Juilliard School. She regularly subs for Juilliard Pre-College in the Music Theory division, as well, and teaches the Musicianship Program as a Musician in Residence at Bader College of Queen's University during the academic year. Jordyn is now also serving on the faculty for the EAMA Academy, teaching Musicianship online. She has additional field experience as a student teacher in both high school and elementary school in New York City, working at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn and the Harlem Village Academy East Charter School in 2017.
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