Jennifer Bellor, Composer

Described as "evocative" (Jazz Weekly), "lyrical," and "mesmerizing" (textura), the music of Las Vegas-based composer Jennifer Bellor has been presented by by Washington National Opera, American Composers Orchestra, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Clocks in Motion, Transient Canvas, ShoutHouse, Sonic Cluster Duo, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, UNLV Wind Orchestra, Eastman Saxophone Project, Elevate Ensemble, and many others in the US and abroad. She is currently the resident Clock Shop Composer for the percussion quartet Clocks in Motion. After a performance of her multi-movement work Of Maker and Movement, Cleveland Classical stated, “The simple, yet detailed beauty of the sounds, some motoric, others melodic, was arresting. Bellor writes ravishingly and imaginatively for percussion.”

Bellor's recent album “Reflections at Dusk” was released by Innova Recordings November 2019, and showcases instrumental music inspired by the Nevada sunsets. The album has been described as “crepuscular,” “mystical,” and “magical.” Textura stated, “She's also that rare composer whose music manages to be instantly listenable and emotionally resonant without any compromise to its sophistication.” “Reflections at Dusk” nabbed the #20 spot in the classical/opera category in textura’s 2020 year-end roundup. Her next album will feature all of the music written for Clocks in Motion as their resident composer, and it will be recorded and released in 2021.

Born and raised in Northern NY, Bellor earned 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. Her primary composition teachers included David Liptak, Bob Morris, Andrew Waggoner, Sally Lamb-McCune, and Steven Stucky. She is on the music composition faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and artistic director of the new music series Nextet. Please visit her website

Reflections at Dusk (2019)
- Innova Recordings

Stay (2016)

Songs in the Dark (2017)
EP - self-released

Reflections at Dusk (2019)

“Neither a serialist nor a minimalist, she’s fashioned a personal style that’s easy to embrace; she’s also that rare composer whose music manages to be instantly listenable and emotionally resonant without any compromise to its sophistication.” – textura,

"She really must like twilight, sunset, dusk because she understands the magic of that time of day. Be sure to check this out." – AArbor, KFJC 89.7FM

Stay (2016)

"ability to maintain a highly individual identity without needing to take refuge in pre-post-genre musical silos.” - NewMusicBox


Cerulean Twilight (2018) for violin, cello, harp, percussion, and double bass
Released by innova recordings November 2019
Amethyst Sunset (2019) for 2 pianos and 2 percussion
released by innova recordings November 2019
High Resolution (2019) for big band
Skylark Lullaby (2014) for saxophone choir
Skylark Lullaby was commissioned by the Eastman Saxophone Project under the direction of Chien-Kwan Lin, and premiered at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It received additional performances at Eastman, and was selected for performance by the FSU SaxoChoir at the 2015 Florida State University Festival of New Music. This is a recording by the Eastman Saxophone Project.