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.
Ominous sounding, descriptive solo piano instrumental by Hungarian Romantic Era composer and pianist Stephen Heller; Op. 45, No. 2, Etudes; evokes a feeling of eminent danger or a threatening situation; great for a film, TV, or video project where danger is lurking around the corner. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Fast, threatening sounding solo piano instrumental by Romantic Era German composer Cornelius Gurlitt; great for a tense moment or ominous, hazardous scene in a film or TV project or video game; also good for a 30-second commercial or radio spot; evokes fear, anxiety, and tension. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Ominous sounding, descriptive solo piano instrumental by Hungarian Romantic Era composer and pianist Stephen Heller; Op. 47, No. 3 "Études pour former au sentiment du rhythme et à l'expression"; 6/8 meter, Allegretto con moto; evokes a feeling of eminent danger, drama, suspense, or uncertainty. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Edgy, tense, suspenseful Etude for solo piano by Italian Romantic Era composer Giuseppe Concone; great for an intense, suspicious scene in a film or TV project or a 60 second commercial or radio ad; famous Italian master of singing and pianoforte; teacher of piano, singing, theory and composition. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Edgy, suspenseful solo piano instrumental by Romantic Era Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg; from Lyric Pieces, 66 short solo piano pieces published in ten volumes from 1867 to 1901; Molto allegro e sempre staccato in e minor, 3/4 meter; great background music for a tense scene in film/TV/video. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music, Edvard Grieg
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