News

In addition to maintaining a busy composing schedule, Brian is Chair of the Department of Music at Pacific Lutheran University, and President of the Northwest Region of the American Choral Directors Association.

Featured Works

Thy Little Ones

was reviewed in the November 2018 edition of Choral Journal, a publication of the American Choral Directors Association: “Thy Little Ones is gorgeous in its understated lyricism, and the arrangers’ treatment of text is sure to inspire singers to meaningfully connect with their audiences.” Available in both SATB and SSA arrangements, with piano, from Walton Music.

Performances

“A Child, My Choice” (from So Hallow’d the Time)

was performed by the Legacy Directors Choir during the 2019 National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. Ken Fulton, Brian’s major professor and mentor during his undergraduate and Master’s degrees, conducted the work. To peruse and purchase scores, see this page  or visit JW Pepper.

Commissions

Taylor Festival Choir

In September 2017, the Taylor Festival Choir premiered Brian’s new choral cycle, So Hallow’d the Time. The group also recorded the work in May 2018. Editing and mastering is completed; look for a fall 2019 release of a disc that also features Stephen Paulus’ Christmas Dances on the Delos label. The outstanding choral ensemble, based in Charleston, SC, is conducted by Robert Taylor. Find out more information about the group here.