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Kelijah Dunton

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Kelijah Dunton


Kelijah Dunton (b. 1999) is a New York-based composer.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Kelijah has called the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Crown Heights home. Moving from place to place has helped him learn what it means to be around people of all backgrounds, ages, and walks of life, as well as exposed him to many genres of music in different communities.

Mr. Dunton studied alto saxophone through school and continues to be an active performer with New York City's own metropolitan music community. Without formal composition training, Kelijah has only recently [2019] embarked on his composition career, persevering as he learns from his musical peers and experiences.

Kelijah’s significant musical moments include performing in NYC honor bands, competitive NYSSMA festivals, traveling to prestigious music colleges, sitting in with various award-winning jazz bands, and most recently performing with an MMC community band for all ages and music education levels.

Works for Winds


  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 316.
  • Kelijah Dunton website Accessed 13 December 2019