A native of Kyoto, Japan, Ayumi is a musical theatre/classical music composer based in NYC and a 2019 recipient of the BMI Jerry Harrington Awards For Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre. For her work on a new musical, The Uncivil Ones, she and her collaborator were honored with a Special Mention at the 2019 Women in the Arts & Media Coalition Collaboration Awards. Ayumi is a Mannes Buhuslav Martinů Composition Award winner and a Goberman Prize recipient.
A number of her classical works have been performed by prestigious ensembles including American Wild Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Listen Closely, A.W. Duo, and Alaria Chamber Ensemble. Her musical theatre songs have been performed at The Duplex, Signature Theatre, and Feinstein’s/54 Below, among other venues. She has also worked for Takarazuka Revue Company in Japan as a co-orchestrator for several shows including 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille and Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story. Ayumi’s debut EP, “Here, Where The Land Ends And The Sea Begins,” along with several other chamber pieces are published and available through Abundant Silence.
She holds a M.M. in Music Composition from Mannes College of Music and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 802, the Dramatists Guild of America, Maestra, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, Landscape Music, and is a board member of Musical Theatre Writers Japan.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Other Countries
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- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD