Amelia Brey’s music has been described as possessing “haunting beauty” and “a deep, disquieting power” (National Sawdust Log). Her orchestral work, Two, was premiered by the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of Jeffrey Milarsky as a winner of the Juilliard Composers’ Orchestra Competition, and received an Honorable Mention from the Nashville Symphony’s Composer Lab; her wind quintet, AR(i/e)AS, was the recipient of a BMI Student Composer Award. Other accomplishments have included premieres by Ensemble Dal Niente, Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, and members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and the New York Philharmonic, in addition to commissions from the Musical Mentors Collaborative, HUP! Productions, Project eGALitarian, Music City Trombones, and the University of Nebraska Chamber Music Institute. Brey serves as the Composition Coordinator for zFestival, a virtual new music summer course for composers, performers, and audio engineers. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, Brey studied with Michael Slayton and Stan Link at Vanderbilt University as the Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Honor Scholar in Music; she is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School, where she studies with Robert Beaser.
Bio by Amelia Brey
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