Brian Morales is a New York-based composer and conductor. Originally from California, he has participated in both concert and commercial fields; composing both orchestral works and film scores, orchestrating theatrical productions, and conducting ensembles. Some of his recent works include Autumn Chrysalis (for violin, violoncello, clarinet, pipa, and yangqun) for collaborative project with the Sforzando Collective and Kyrie (for SATB), which premiered at the 2017 European American Musical Alliance Summer festival in Paris. Prior works include two short ballets, Blank Space (for violin, clarinet, bassoon, violoncello, and piano) premiered at the 2017 Creating Higher Ground Festival in New York City, and Was it a Dream? (for violin and violoncello) premiered at the 2016 NYC10 Dance Festival and with respective choreographers Temple Kemezis and Julia Bengtsson. Morales has also received notable mention for his work as a conductor on Adam Taylor’s Youtube operas: The Tinder Opera and Something Blue (by Scott Joiner) and Someone Like Me (by Nathan Fletcher). Morales received his Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Danielpour and his Bachelors degree from California State University in Fullerton while studying with Dr. Pamela Madsen and Dr. Lloyd Rodgers.
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