Jenni Brandon

Composer and Conductor



Contemporary chamber music inspired by adventures in the
natural wonders and urban centers of California.

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Purchase these scores through your sheet music dealer:

5 Frogs



5 Frogs
(Windependence Chamber Ensemble, Master Level (Grade 4)). For Woodwind Ensemble. Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018979)

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The Dark Hills


The Dark Hills(Yale Glee Club New Classic Choral Series).  For Choral (SATB). Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019338)

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Earth Grown Old look inside


Earth Grown Old(CME Conductor's Choice).  For Choral (SATB, Piano). Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019742)

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Make Music Sweet look inside


Make Music Sweet(CME Conductor's Choice). For Choral (SATB, Piano). Conductor's Choice.  Boosey & Hawkes #M051480005.

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A Universal Dream look inside


A Universal Dream. For SSAA choir, piano, Djembe. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-1058)

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Premiere of new work for E flat Clarinet in Poland

clarimania2015Jenni's newest work Stardust for solo E-flat clarinet will receive its premiere by Elizabeth Crawford during the 2015 Clarimania Festival in Wroclaw, Poland - April 15-18, 2015.  This work is inspired by songs from the 20', 30's, and 40's, and explores the colors and beauty of the E-flat clarinet as a solo instrument.  This work was commissioned by Elizabeth.

I. A Love of My Own (inspired by Blue Moon by Rodgers and Hart)

II. Into the Blue Sky (Inspired by Blue Skies by Irving Berlin

III. A Paper Moon (Inspired by It's Only a Paper Moon by Harold Arlen)

IV. A Stardust Melody (Inspired by Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael)


This work will also be performed during the Clarinetfest Festival in Madrid, Spain this summer.


Guest composer at Heidelberg University in Ohio

Jenni is a featured guest composer during Heidelberg University's New Music Festival this weekend.  Come hear works by Jenni and composer Bret Bohman as well as performances by faculty and visiting ensemble the Delphi Trio.


Friday March 27, 2015 - 7pm Meet the Composers and 8 pm concert

Saturday March 28 - 3pm Talk with Jenni and the Delphi Trio, 7pm concert

Sunday March 29 - 3pm concert

Where: Brenneman Music Hall, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio



"The Dreams of Birds" for alto flute and piano performed during Mid-Atlantic Flute Festival 2015


The Dreams of Birds for alto flute and piano

LISTEN to a live recording of the work - Jenni Olson, alto flute and Bryan Pezzone,piano

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The Dreams of Birds explores the world of what birds might dream.  Would they dream of running, of flying to the sun?  Would they dream of being human?  I wanted to explore the possibility of bird dreams while continuing to be evocative of a bird with bird-like songs in the alto flute.  The little turns and grace notes as well as the flutter tongue played by the alto flute offer the listener the voice of the bird.  The piano, both supportive and, at times, grand, helps give flight to these dreams of birds.  It was an honor to write this piece for Jenni Olson to premiere and record.

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Update on current projects

Jenni's Current Projects:

Final editing of score and parts for We Are Joy, a work commissioned by the Long Beach Camerata Singers under the direction of Dr. Robert Istad.  This work, with original text by Oliver Mayer, will receive its world premiere in October of 2015 in Long Beach, California. More details to come!

A new work for Flute choir and SATB choir commissioned by the Holland Chorale under the direction of Meredith Bowen, Ars Voce under the direction of Mark Wells, and the West Michigan Flute Association under the direction of Julie Sooy. Original text written by Oliver Mayer celebrates the Latino community in West Michigan as well as the spirit of the Latino culture in the United States. 

Double Helix for bassoon and piano was just completed by Jenni and was commissioned by bassoonist Christin Schillinger.  This work draws its inspiration from the sculpture of the same name by Long Beach sculptor Susan Hawkins. This work will receive its premiere this summer.


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