Quinn Gutman is known for using music and interdisciplinary collaboration to collectively send a message to an audience. Almost all their music tells a story or conveys a physical or emotional setting through onomatopoeia and theatrical direction executed by the musicians.
Quinn has worked with leading ensembles including the Mivos Quartet, Loadbang Ensemble, EnsembleNewSRQ, the JACK Quartet, SŌ Percussion, and Yarn/Wire. They are currently working on a commission for Cathartic Conundrum setting T. S. Elliot’s The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock to music and spoken word.
As a soprano Quinn has performed in some of their own compositions, including their A Cappella Arias and Humanity: The Experience and Development Thereof. They have also performed in Amid the Noise by Jason Treuning, Arboritum by Robert Morris and the premiere of String Quartet by Daniel Gostelow.
Quinn holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where they studied with Lewis Nielson and Josh Levine. Other teachers include; composition/electronic music — Aaron Helgeson, Tom Lopez, Joo Wan Park, Sam Pluta, Sky Macklay, and Craig Levesque; voice — Perri Montane, Nicole Levesque, Tracy Chebra and Danielle Sinclair; art/video — Donald Harvey, Sam Pluta, and Susan Bleignier.