Coming up! Our first Composer Conversation Series of 2021! Come join Co-Artistic Directors, Matthew Coley and Jenni Brandon as they chat with Guest Composer and HM Artist Marco Schirripa!
Commission a New Work
Learn about the process and the benefits of working with a composer to write a brand new work for you!
“Shades of Violet” for clarinet and viola, by Jenni Brandon, performed by Tonya Burton & Friends on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Join Jenni and Heartland Marimba for the Composer Laboratory & Festival: Writing for Keyboard Percussion during Winter/Spring 2021.
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.
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