Jordyn Gallinek (b. 1995) is an American composer, educator, and performing musician based in New York. She is currently attending the Juilliard School of Music for her MM in Music Composition, studying with Robert Beaser. She also received an MM in Music Education and a BM in Music Composition and Theory with a concentration in Film Scoring from New York University. While pursuing her degrees, she also studied with Christopher Rouse, Justin Dello Joio, and Joseph Church.
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 is currently working on commissions by New York University, Summit High School, and the Aspen Music Festival, which she will be attending in the summer 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.” Additionally, the Sylvan Winds will be performing “Carnival Lost” at the Cell in New York in February of 2020. 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 a Teaching Fellow for the Ear Training Department at The Juilliard School. She regularly subs for Juilliard Pre-College in the Ear Training and Music Theory divisions, and 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