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.
"The Sailor's Hornpipe" aka "The College Hornpipe" and "Jack's the Lad" is a traditional hornpipe melody; the dance imitates the life of a sailor and their duties aboard ship; British sea song great for a water or sailing themed film, TV, or video project; fun, upbeat arrangement with accordion. Instrumental, Folk, British Folk
Famous tune written in 1850 by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), known as the "father of American music," who was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century; fun, uptempo piano arrangement great for a comical film, TV, or video project; classic American "horse race" melody. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Traditional folk song often sung as a round; campfire melody; song about peace and bells sweetly ringing; keyboard instrumental track with bells and chimes; medium tempo. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
American western folk ballad usually credited to Percy Montrose (1884), even though it's sometimes credited to Barker Bradford; believed to have been based on another song called "Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden" by H. S. Thompson (1863); piano solo great for a western-themed film, TV, or video. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a retirement, a promotion, a birthday, the birth of a child, or the winning of a championship sporting event; melody originates from that of the French song "Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre;" 2nd-most popular song in the English language. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
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