Brandon Nelson

Music of Brandon Nelson

Composer, without labels

I compose mostly on commission.  My work embraces a multitude of styles and media, as you will see as I continue to upload my work here.

A little about me:

Brandon Nelson (b. 1982 – Ishpeming, MI, USA) studied music education, horn, and composition at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI, receiving a Bachelor of Music Education degree summa cum laude in 2004. While in residence at NMU, Mr. Nelson was the recipient of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra Young Composer’s Prize, was selected to present a composition in the prestigious Student Research and Creative Works Forum, had numerous pieces premiered by university and community ensembles, and was named Outstanding Graduating Senior from the Department of Music.

After graduating from college, Mr. Nelson moved on to graduate composition studies at Central Michigan Unversity in Mount Pleasant, MI. Under the guidance of master composers David Gillingham and Jose-Luis Maurtua, Mr. Nelson continued to distinguish himself as a top composer, including winning the Studio Prize for Orchestral Composition and beginning his career as a publishing composer with the publication of his Festival Suite for saxophone quartet.

Mr. Nelson worked for a number of years as a music teacher. He is presently focused on composing, authoring educational materials, and community music leadership. He is employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Latest sheet music
They Who Decide Fate (clarinet quartet with chamber orchestra)
Classical / Contemporary
Classical / Chamber music
Noble Rappahannock
Classical / Instrumental
Dancing Among Colored Leaves
Classical / Chamber music
Cardiac Rhythms
Classical / Chamber music
Millenial Dances
Classical / Contemporary
Classical / Chamber music
Adolphic Vignettes
Classical / Chamber music
Festival Suite
Classical / Chamber music
The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage
Classical / Chamber music
03 August 2014, Article
Announcing the Winners of My Free Commission Drawing
I got pretty lucky with this concept. As you’re no doubt aware (since I flogged it all last month on social media), I decided to try a  promotion  where I’d hold a drawing for a free commission.  I thought I’d get maybe a few nibbles. ...