Lynn Blake John was born in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She studied composition with Peter Williams, professor of music at the University of Wales in Swansea, and music theory at the Guildhall in London. She played the flute, oboe, and bassoon and teaches piano.
Lynn won Honourable Mention in the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, 2020, for her unaccompanied tuba solo, “Whale Songs.” Two of her works, “Songbirds” for string quartet and “Snowfall” for chamber orchestra were performed by the Ensemble de la Belle Musique in Singapore. She has written “The Little Buffalo” for the clarinet duo, AdZel, and the wind quintet, “Expedition” for the Chione Quintet in Minneapolis.
Lynn works in a wide range of genres including opera, orchestral, and chamber music. Her work has been characterized as “a descriptive style with a contemporary twist and a dash of humour.” Lynn lives in Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom. For further information on Lynn Blake John and her music, please visit https://www.lynnblakejohn.com.