BEHIND THE MUSIC OF BRENDAN C. CHILD
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Brendan has had a passion for music for most of his life. Beginning with his first music lesson at the age of five, he has had enthusiasm for musicology, composing, and performance. He has performed with several groups in high school, the Weber State University Wind Ensemble, Weber State University Orchestra, Davis County Interfaith Choir; and has directed various youth religious choirs, and various high school percussion ensembles.
Brendan's greatest passions lie with orchestral and choral composition. After studying music for a time at Weber State University in Ogden, UT, Brendan applied and was accepted into Berklee College of Music's Bachelor of Arts program in Music Composition for Film, Television, and Video Games. During his studies, he has had the privilege of learning from and networking with several composers, such as: Pinar Toprak, James Newton Howard, Kari Juusela, Ben Newhouse, Vicente Avella, Mark Zaleski, Robert Allen Elliott, Rob Gardner, Jerry Hou, and many more. Brendan also found appreciation in many different composing styles, and embraced orchestral writing, choral composition, and minimalism, while also expanding his compositions with extended techniques, microtonality, world instrumental influences, and electronic techniques.
Brendan is also a proud member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC), and The International Conductor's Guild.