Belinda Reynolds

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Raised in a Texan Air Force family, Belinda Reynolds now considers herself an 'adopted native' of California. She is an active composer, organizer, and teacher that focuses on bringing new music to a variety of audiences and mediums.
Belinda Reynolds’ music has been performed by a number of organizations throughout North America and Europe, including: the Cecilia Quartet, Da Capo Players, New Music Works, Music Now, Seventh Chapter Brass (Australia), The U.S. Army’s Brass Ensemble, and The Albany Symphony's Dogs of Desire. Her music has been featured in such festivals and venues as the Spoleto USA Music Festival, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series, and Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Other projects include commissions for the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and David Tanenbaum. Most recently, she scored the music for the PBS documentary, The New Metropolis, directed by award winning documentary filmmaker, Andrea Torrice.
As an organizer, Ms. Reynolds is Vice-President of the composers’ cooperative, Common Sense. Common Sense’s premiere CD was recorded on CRI's Emergency Music label in January, 1997. Their CD, Shock of the Old, featuring works from their collaboration with the Bay Area Ensemble American Baroque, was one of the winners of the Chamber Music America/WQXR
Other than composing, Ms. Reynolds’ passion is music education. She is in demand nationwide work with schools and communities helping children learn to create music. Ms. Reynolds has been a weekly columnist for the American Music Center’s NewMusicBox webzine, focusing on composing music for young players. She is also the creator of the innovative commissioning series. Called CUSTOM MADE MUSIC, it enables individuals to commission music ‘customized’ for amateur players in everyday occasions. Ms. Reynolds is the Director of HeShe Music in San Francisco, a private studio that teaches composition, piano, theory, and musicianship to both beginners and professionals. Her music is published by Dover, HeShe Music, Kithara Editions, Les Productions d’OZ, and PRB Productions. Her recorded music can be found on the Albany, Innova, and Trance recording labels, among others.