Moni (Jasmine) Guo

2023 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission Recipient

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Moni (Jasmine) Guo’s LEAGUE COMMISSION Will BE PREMIERED BY Dallas Symphony Orchestra (date TBD).

An additional four orchestras will perform the work, part of a 30-orchestra consortium performing works commissioned by the the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program for women composers, an initiative of the League of American Orchestras in partnership with the American Composers Orchestra.

Moni (Jasmine) Guo is a film & concert composer and classical pianist from China. She has appeared as both a performer and composer in Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States. Her music has been performed by renowned soloists such as Bella Hristova and Stefano Greco; ensembles and orchestras such as IIIZ+, Deviant Septet, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, and The CIM (Cleveland Institute of Music) Symphony Orchestra. Jasmine is currently a member of The Pi Kappa Lambda Society, ASCAP, SCL, and AWFC. Over the years, she has received a number of awards and fellowships, including receiving 2nd place in the American Prize competition in 2020, being the recipient of the 2021 ASCAP Morton Gould Award, being selected as one of the featured composers by the 2023 ACO Earshot program, and being named the 100 Most Influential Chinese in 2023 by Forbes China. As a film composer, Jasmine has scored over forty short films and several features. Many of those films have appeared at film festivals across the world. One of the short films, Summer Ends, was nominated for the Student Academy Awards of 2021. Another short film, Foreign Uncle, was distributed by The New Yorker. Her score for de closin night was nominated the Best Soundtrack in a Short Film at the Seattle Film Festival in 2022. Pianoman, a documentary she scored, was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Nepal America International Film Festival of 2023. After receiving her Ph.D. from UCLA, Jasmine now serves as an assistant professor in Commercial Music Production at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

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