Originally from Terre Haute, IN, Brian graduated from Bradley University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business and Bachelor of Music in Composition, where he studied composition with Dr. Stephen Heinemann. While there, he premiered several pieces with Peoria Lunaire, Bradley's new music ensemble, as well as entering some of his compositions in Bradley's Undergraduate Research Expo. He currently lives in Indianapolis and recently completed his Masters of Music in Composition at Butler University, where he studied composition with Dr. Michael Schelle.
An active percussionist and drum set player, Brian studied
percussion with Peggy Bonner at Bradley where he played drum set with
Bradley Jazz Ensemble, and his playing can be heard on their 2007 CD:
"Swing, Swing, Swing with the Bradley Jazz Ensemble." While at
Bradley, he also played with the Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble, writing
and arranging pieces for each group. While at Butler, Brian played with the Jazz
Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, and Composer's Orchestra, and
studied percussion with Craig Hetrick and Jon Crabiel.
In his free time away from music, Brian enjoys camping, watching sports, arguing about sports, astronomy, defending Nicholas Cage's movie record, (most notably "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets,") reading Malcolm Gladwell books, and of course, spending time with family and friends.