Jason Anthony Gomez

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Jason Anthony Gomez is a composer from Bakersfield, California and has spent a lifetime enjoying the process of creation. From a young age he has studied violin as well as enjoyed learning piano and guitar. He began taking an interest in composition in high school. Most notably during this time, he had the opportunity to premiere a short violin duo for the Mayor of Wakayama, Japan while on a sister-city trip to the country with his school Wind Ensemble.
Gomez pulls his inspiration from many different aspects of his life including his experiences living in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley as well his travels abroad. His style is also influenced by his deeply rooted classical background and his love for rock, jazz, and electroacoustic music. His particular interest writing for chamber music is a result of his studies at California State University, Bakersfield where most of the ensembles he performed in were string quartets and piano trios. During this time, he received many composition opportunities including working with world class visiting artists and receiving a grant to write for classical guitar.
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. In addition to composing music, he currently plays with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and teaches music at the elementary level.

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