Composer Residency

Let Jenni Brandon share her music, vision of the art of collaboration and the business of music at your university, festival, or next event!


Composer & Conductor

Jenni Brandon conducts the Congressional Chorus of Washington, D.C.

Jenni Brandon is an award-winning composer and conductor, creating works from chamber music to opera and concertos in collaboration with other musicians and artists. Her music is beautiful and lyrical and has been performed internationally performed and recorded on over 20 albums. Beyond writing music that tells stories through memorable musical lines, she conducts her own works and appears as a guest conductor. She recently conducted her one-act opera 3 PADEREWSKIS in the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Entrepreneur & Collaborative artist  
As an entrepreneur she runs her own publishing company, Jenni Brandon Music, which publishes and distributes her works. Jenni’s unique experiences as a musician have led her to being passionate about creating workshops and talks on collaboration and the business of music. Whether she is collaborating with other musicians on a new work, leading a composer workshop, or coaching an ensemble on her music, she strives to create a supportive environment where collaboration leads to an exploration of ideas. Recent residencies include Ithaca College, Loyola Marymount University, the University of Tennessee-Martin, and Louisiana State University, as well as composer in residence during the 2018 LunART Festival.

Yoga for Musicians

When she is not making music, Jenni is often on her yoga mat, either practicing or teaching yoga. She believes in supporting the whole musician – body, mind, and spirit, and believes we are at our best when there is a balance. This is why she has created the program YOGA FOR MUSICIANS in order to support musicians in finding the balance between practice, performance, and personal life.


Featured Workshops for Residencies, Festivals and Events:

  • The Art of Collaboration and Creativity
  • Being a composer in the 21st Century
  • Yoga for Musicians: Finding balance between practice, performance, and personal life
  • How to think like a conductor: Preparing to conduct your own music
  • Coaching ensembles on works by Jenni
  • Conducting her works and the works of other living composers
  • Personalized lessons for composers, both in person and via the internet

Additional workshops and residencies can be customized to support your students, ensembles, and audience.

Check out Jenni’s vlog “Work in Progress” for a sample of what she can offer to your school, festival, or event:

For booking and more information, please contact Jenni below.