Brandon Scott Rumsey

Composer Info

Brandon Scott Rumsey

BRANDON SCOTT RUMSEY (b. 1987, Las Vegas, NV) is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and interdisciplinary collaborator whose music has been featured at venues across the nation. Brandon is currently a Kent Kennan Endowed Graduate Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music where he is pursuing a graduate degree in composition.

His music has been featured by The University of Texas New Music Ensemble, Brevard Music Center, Bowdoin International Music Festival, New Music on the Point, Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium by Fireworks Ensemble, the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and four North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. Brandon has received honors from the National Federation of Music Clubs, ASCAP, and the University of Oregon.

Active as a bassoonist and saxophonist, Brandon has premiered over forty new works. He has also performed with the Newport Symphony Orchestra, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, The University of Texas New Music Ensemble, and will be performing with the UT Wind Ensemble on a tour around the world in 2014. Brandon’s primary performance instructors include Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Steve Vacchi, and Idit Shner.

Brandon actively collaborates with creators from various artistic disciplines. As a composer, conductor, and musical director he has worked on eighteen productions including musicals, contemporary plays, and inter-media performances in unique spaces.

Brandon’s primary composition instructors include Dan Welcher, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Russell Pinkston, and he currently studies film and media scoring with Bruce Pennycook. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon where he studied with Robert Kyr and David Crumb.

Brandon is affiliated with ASCAP, SCI, American Composers Forum, International Double Reed Society, North American Saxophone Alliance, is the PR Coordinator for CLUTCH New Music in Austin, Texas, and serves as Composition co-chair for The Graduate Association of Music & Musicians at UT (GAMMA-UT).


Student Information

Degree Pursuing
Masters, Composition
Eugene, Oregon
Other Degrees
B.Mus., Composition; University of Oregon, 2012


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