Elizabeth C. Axford has had over 2,500 usages of her tracks in films, TV shows and commercials, bumpers, promos, videos, and new media projects, including The Chosen One starring Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi, Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings, The Sacred Bee, and many other indie films. Her tracks have been used during multiple episodes of 525+ TV programs including new episodes, syndicated reruns, and movies shown on TV on 48 networks. Liz's music can also be heard on CDs, digital compilations, websites, video games, apps, ringtones, greeting cards, and gift bags.
Liz is an active member of ASCAP, NARAS, NSAI, NAMM, MTNA, and MTAC. She has voted on and attended The Grammys since 2000 and numerous industry events in LA, Nashville, and Miami since 1989. During her 20-year tenure as NSAI Regional Workshop Coordinator in Miami and San Diego Liz was responsible for over 300 monthly workshops, songwriter showcases, and special events. She has received service awards from NSAI, songwriting awards, and six ASCAP PLUS Awards.
Liz has an M. A. in Music from SDSU and a B. A. in Music from the University of Illinois. She currently facilitates music and arts courses for the University of Phoenix online. During her 30 years of teaching studio piano and voice she has held numerous recitals with her students. Her teaching studio received the Best of Del Mar award seven years in a row for 2008-2014. Liz is the author of Traditional World Music Influences in Contemporary Solo Piano Literature, Song Sheets to Software - A Guide to Print Music, Software, Instructional Media, and Web Sites for Musicians, and Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Hunting Music by Romantic Era German composer Cornelius Gurlitt is typical of the descriptive music or "character pieces" composed for piano in the mid 1800s; there were many "hunting pieces" composed during this time period as it was a popular activity; the open fifth imitates the sound of a horn. Instrumental, Action, Thriller Soundscape
Great instrumental background track for a driving scene, buildup music, or action pending; featuring authentic fiddle, piano, guitars, drums, and bass; works well for a country bar scene or rural drive scene. Instrumental, Action, Impending Pending Music
Descriptive solo piano instrumental by Romantic Era German composer and pianist Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller; from the popular Op. 100 set of 25 studies; this piece evokes a sense of excitement and intensity; great background music for a climatic or adventurous film, TV, or video game scene. Instrumental, Action, Thriller Soundscape
Intriguing, medium fast solo piano instrumental by Romantic Era Russian Jewish composer, pianist, and professor of music Samuil Moiseevich Maykapar; from Birulki, Op. 28; suggests action pending, anticipation, buildup, and suspense; great for a film, TV, or video project. Instrumental, Action, Thriller Classical
Descriptive solo piano instrumental by Romantic Era German composer and pianist Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller; No. 9 from the popular Op. 100 set of 25 studies; 6/8 meter, Allegro Vivace in C Major; evokes a sense of excitement; great background music for a film, TV, or video game project. Instrumental, Action, Thriller Classical
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