Introduction

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.