Composer Details
James Guymon
September 13, 1977 

Country of origin
United States 

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Date of Birth:
13 September 1977, Tucson, Arizona, USA

James Guymon is an award-winning composer for film and the concert stage. He studied composition with Robert Ian Winstin, New Mexican composer Michael Mauldin, and commercial composer Ben Carson.

Guymon's first film of critical acclaim was Jacques Thelemaque's Transaction (2005), which won the prestigious Grand Prix du Jury Prize at the 2006 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in the experimental category. This was the first time an American film had ever won the top prize in the experimental category, and the first time in ten years an American Film had won either of the two Grand Prix du Jury Awards. Transaction was also an official selection of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, London Film Festival, Los Angeles International Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, and a BAFTA award winner at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

The score for which Guymon is most known is Two Front Teeth (2006), a feature written and co-directed by Jamie Nash. The soundtrack CD is scheduled to be released on the ERM Media label late 2008 with distribution through Naxos.

Other commercial CDs that feature Guymon's music are: Masterworks of the New Era, Vol. 14 (Dawn of the Iron Horse, from "The Human Sorcery Suite for Orchestra/Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra - Robert Ian Winstin Conducting), Made in America (Dawn of the Iron Horse from "The Human Sorcery Suite for Orchestra/ Millenneum Symphony Orchestra) Holidays of the New Era Vol. 2 (Sanctus/KYIV Chamber Choir).

James Guymon is a former composition student of Christopher Young. As a violinist/violist, Guymon studied with David Dalton, Rami Solomonow, Leonard Feldberg, Nancy Uscher, Jerry Grossman, and The Chicago String Quartet.

James Guymon is happily married to Amber Guymon and resides in Long Beach, California.  

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