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Jenni Brandon’s “Colored Stones” was performed by bassoonist Ntinyari Miriti at the Bassoon Studio Recital on December 8, 2020, 7:30 pm, at Butler University, Jordan College of the Arts, School of Music
Rachel Gripp, oboe performed “Going to the Sun: Snapshots from Glacier National Park for oboe and bassoon” by Jenni Brandon at Ball State University, School of Music. She was accompanied by Michael Seregow, piano.
Chansons de la Nature pour la Clarinette for Solo B-flat clarinet is required repertoire for the 2020-2021 International Clarinetist Corona Competition. Clarinetists may purchase the score HERE Artistic Directors Eva Wasserman-Margolis, Elizabeth Crawford, and Diana Haskell are proud to present The International Clarinetist Corona Competition 2020 (ICCC). Conceived as a support mechanism for professional clarinetists ages 25-40, we believe this […]
In Devin’s interview with composer Jenni Brandon, they discuss composing for soloists and small ensembles, including health and wellness for musicians, and the music of Jenni Brandon, highlighting her Fives Frogs which will have it’s Colorado premiere with the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Jenni Brandon is a consummate composer, conductor, singer & collaborator. She has received commissions to write for soloists, […]
If you are looking for a carefully planned, relaxed yet professional experience in composing, Jenni Brandon’s workshops are for you. Even after many years experience composing, I gained a great amount of new knowledge. The combination of score study, collaboration with a professional instrumentalist, private composition lessons, and sharing scores with the participants worked very well, even via Zoom. I felt like we were all in the same room together; the convenience of working from one’s own studio with other composers overcame the two dimensionality of the online time. Jenni’s experience in guiding composers in the development of their pieces was evident from the first. She has a light but sure touch. She encourages at the same time she suggests new ideas that really get you thinking. This workshop also helps diminish the loneliness of always composing by oneself. It was refreshing to find the courage to share one’s work in process.
- From a participant during the 2020 Online Summer Composition Workshops: Writing for the Solo Instrument
[We Are Joy – a piano concerto with choir and chamber orchestra] is wonderful, immediately attractive, full of sweeping lyricism, and with a knockout ending…is intensely emotional, and deserves to be heard and enjoyed again and again.
- Jim Ruggirello – Musical Notes – Gazette Papers
Jenni Brandon’s Songs of California contains some of the most imaginative, ingratiating recent chamber music for winds I’ve heard. Delightful!
- Steven Turpin, Morning Musicale Host, Indiana Public Radio
Composer Jenni Brandon’s Spider Suite is a wonderfully descriptive five-movement work…Brandon is a master at balancing the beautiful and the silly, at finding that middle ground where storytelling is best. – review of Ceora Winds CD Postcards.
- Ryan D. Romine, The Double Reed
Jenni Brandon is a fresh voice in classical composition…this CD from a talented young voice should be in your collection. Ms. Brandon is a composer to watch in the years ahead.
- Kenneth Bradshaw, Host of WCPE 89.5 FM WAVELengths