Amy Gordon is a composer, arranger, singer/songwriter and vocalist in the greater Los Angeles area. She teaches music theory and composition courses for the Bachelor Composition Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. She is the composer-in-residence for Nova Vocal Ensemble and has been commissioned to write and arrange several pieces for Nova, including arrangements of "Coventry Carol" and "Skye Boat Song". Her music has been described as melodic and accessible, yet with surprising harmonic twists. She is very influenced by the musical styles of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Steve Reich. She loves setting poetry to music and bringing out the meaning of the words through music. She is available for commissions, including original compositions and arrangements. In addition to composing classical and choral music, she is also an active media composer and singer/songwriter. Her songs have been placed in films, including her song "Fall" which was placed in an independent documentary. Her song "One Door Opens" was named a finalist in the 2012 SongDoor Songwriting competition. She received her M.M. in Composition from California State University, Long Beach and her B.A. in Composition from Loyola Marymount University.