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New York Chamber Brass Features Allyson Bellink's World Premiere

Date Released: 12/2/2010

Fifteen million viewers hear her music on CBS and NBC television and this special commission for the New York Chamber Brass takes place Dec. 6 at 8 PM in the Music Conservatory Recital Hall. Free. Click for details.

Professor Allyson Bellink drew on her film and television scoring background in creating a new composition for the New York Chamber Brass entitled “Among the Druids.” The work was commissioned by  Professor Graham Ashton, head of Brass studies, at the Conservatory of Music.  Free admission.


Allyson Bellink’s music is heard by fifteen million viewers daily on the CBS and NBC television networks. She is one of the predominant composers in television today and is an Emmy Award winner and a three-time Emmy Award nominee.  Ms. Bellink is Assistant Professor of Studio Composition at Purchase College and her music includes the Super Bowl theme, music for the Winter Olympics, ABC’s Monday night Football and numerous soap operas.


 She is also a composer of classical music and Graham Ashton, head of Brass Studies at Purchase, commissioned her to write an original work for the New York Chamber Brass concert December 6 at 8 PM  in the Conservatory of Music Recital Hall.  The work is called “Among the Druids” and will be performed by faculty members of the School of the Arts Conservatory of Music. The group was formed last year to champion the music of our time.


The group will perform music by John McCabe, Gunther Schuller and Michael Tilson-Thomas, as well as Allyson's work and a new composition by Brian Lawler called, “Guaranteed Inactivity” by the New York Chamber Brass student composer-in-residence.

The performers include: Graham Ashton and Rich Clymer, trumpets; Peter Reit, horn; Tim Albright, trombone; Kyle Turner tuba.


Allyson Bellink prides herself on undertaking stylistically diverse assignments.  She feels the ability to compose in different genres is crucial to the success of the commercial composer.  She has been a composer for “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” and “Another World,” and has written original music for the “NBA Playoffs” and “NCAA Basketball Tournament.” 


ABC Sports commissioned her to compose the “Super Bowl Theme” and music for ABC’s “Monday Night Football,” “Winter Olympics,” “Indianapolis 500,” and “NCAA College Football.”


Her work for syndicated TV has included themes and underscore for Viacom’s “Business This Morning” and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”


Her film credits include songwriting and background music for Robert Altman’s production of “Rich Kids.” And she has composed children’s CDs and tapes, distributed by Great American Audio to major retailers.


Her new work “Among the Druids” for brass quintet will be published in the Spring of 2011 by the Swiss publisher, Editions BIM which has worldwide distribution in 80 countries and five continents.