American Composers Forum
San Francisco, California
Brett Eastman was born in Redmond, WA on April 13th, 1980. He grew up in Redding, CA before moving to San Francisco to pursue composition at San Francisco State University. He studied with Richard Festinger, Josh Levine, and Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez. He also studied classical percussion with David Rosenthal, drum set with Akira Tana, and piano with Inara Morgenstern.
Gary Edwards has composed in most styles including classical, rock, country, choral, gospel, Christmas Cantata and musical theater. He also writes.
Long Beach, New York
Jason Anthony Gomez is a composer from Bakersfield, California. He recently participated as a composition fellow at the 2018 Alba Music Festival in Italy where his music was performed by SOLI Chamber Ensemble. Gomez’s musical style is guided by his deeply-rooted classical background and his love for rock and jazz idioms. Culinary and fine arts also influence the way he approaches his compositions. Gomez received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University, Bakersfield where he studied composition with Doug Davis and Jim Scully and violin with Julia Haney. During this time, he received many composition opportunities including frequent performances of his music, working with renowned visiting artists such as Johannes Möller and Jenni Brandon, and receiving the Modern Guitar Composition Grant Project. In addition to composing music, he currently plays with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and teaches elementary band, choir, and orchestra.
I am a composer/pianist/producer. In the last 2 years, I wrote a full opera "HIPOPERA," a social justice orchestral work "Running for Your Life", and "Life in the Age of Covid," a 13 mvtm 72 minute orchestral work based on my own experiences as a Covid survivor. All works are in production this summer with releases in the fall.
I am a composer/orchestrator living in New York City. I compose for a variety of mediums including: orchestral music, chamber ensembles (classical, jazz, contemporary and ethnic), choir, TV and film.
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers.
Acoustic and Electronic. First love: hard-edged, dissonant, information-packed music -- electronic and acoustic.