Brian Edward Galante, composer & conductor

Brian Edward Galante is Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Associate Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at Pacific Lutheran University. In addition to his work conducting ensembles, he continues to find success and acclaim as a composer and arranger. His compositions are published by Galante Music, Walton, and Colla Voce Music, and have been performed by professional, collegiate, and advanced high school choirs throughout the United States and Europe. He is the recipient of multiple ASCAP Plus awards, and a regular composer-in-residence for the Taylor Festival Choir (Charleston, SC). READ MORE

CD Release from Taylor Festival Choir

Premiere recordings of original Christmas works by two distinguished American composers: Brian Galante’s So Hallow’d the Time and the late Stephen Paulus’ Christmas Dances. Named a 2020 Best Classical Christmas Album by WFMT (Chicago).

“Galante’s way with harmony and texture is such that the one illuminates the other…. I really do not know why there is not more music by Brian Galante in the catalog: this is a radiant, intelligent work, heard here in a gloriously multifaceted performance.”


“Galante’s writing for chorus, soloists, and a small ensemble of instrumentalists is unabashedly tonal, melodious, radiantly transparent in texture, and ever-attentive to the texts at hand. The journey from a mysterious and beautiful winter landscape to the final joyous celebration is inexorable, convincing, and powerfully achieved.”

— KEN MELTZER, Fanfare

Latest News

  • Thy Little Ones
    Brian and Ed’s popular arrangement is now available available in a unison/2pt arrangement, with updated piano part. Perfect for small ensembles, younger voices, or developing groups.
  • Hodie
    As you program a return to holiday performances in 2021, consider this new collaboration by Brian Galante and J. Edmund Hughes.
  • So Hallow’d the Time
    Brian’s work So Hallow’d the Time is now available on the Delos label. Click on this link to listen to the work via your preferred service.