Jenni Brandon is a composer and conductor, creating music in collaboration with other musicians and artists. She writes music that is beautiful and lyrical, telling stories through memorable musical lines often influenced by the collaborator’s story, nature, and poetry.
She has been commissioned internationally to write music for soloists, chamber ensembles, concertos, opera and orchestra. Her music appears on over 17 CDS, and has been awarded the Sorel Medallion, American Prize, Women Composers Festival of Hartford International Composition Competition, and Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition among others. Her work is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Graphite, Imagine, TrevCo, and Jenni Brandon Music.
As a conductor she often conducts her own works and works by living composers. She will conduct her new opera 3 PADEREWSKIS, winner of the Paderewski Cycle, during the 2019-2020 season at the University of Southern California, in Poland, and in the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center. She also enjoys giving talks on collaboration and business of music, striving to create a supportive environment where collaboration leads to an exploration of ideas.
When she is not making music, Jenni is often on her yoga mat, either practicing or teaching yoga. Jenni also loves walking her dogs and travelling with her husband to snorkel in tropical waters.