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Brendan Faegre
August 23, 2009, 12:12 pm
Filed under: Composers

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Brendan Faegre

Born: February 16, 1985

Current Location: Bloomington, IN

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Brendan Faegre is currently studying composition with Don Freund while enrolled in the Master of Music program at Indiana University, where he previously studied composition with Claude Baker and Michael Gandolfi.  A native of Portland, Oregon, he graduated cum laude from the University of Puget Sound in 2007 with a degree in music and a minor in philosophy.  There he studied composition with Robert Hutchinson and percussion with Amy Putnam.  Brendan’s most recent honors include his Tihai receiving a 2009 BMI Student Composer Award and being named finalist in the 2009 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, being named the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Fellow for study at Bowdoin International Music Festival, and his The Circular Ruins receiving 1st prize in the Beethoven Club 2009 Student Composition Contest.

Brendan’s life journey thus far has taken him through the roles of tabla disciple of Pandit Ramdas Palsule; private instructor of percussion, music theory, and composition; jazz ensemble coach; radio host; professional jazz drummer and symphonic percussionist; lecturer on Hindustani Classical music; Alaskan carpenter; and now composition student and Associate Instructor of Music Theory at Indiana University.  This versatile background has equipped him with many compositional tools to use while crafting his works.

Music copyright 2009 by Brendan Faegre

Copyright 2009

Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

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