Although his musical experience spans multiple genres, Brandon Michael Collins’ attention to craft attests to his devotion to the art of composition. His study of classical piano; involvement in the Phoenix Boys Choir, Renaissance ensembles, and church orchestras; as well as performance in rock bands, L.A. clubs, and label showcases has provided a wide array of musical influences.
In 2007, The Ahn Trio, a New York based piano trio, premiered his work at the Laguna Beach Music Festival after Collins was selected as an emerging composer. 2008 and 2009 brought premieres of chamber works at the Ecole Normale de Musique’s Salle Cortot in Paris, France. During this time, Brandon also worked on cues for the branding of the cable network Lifetime as well as orchestrating and producing for several pop/rock albums.
Collins received his Masters in Theory and Composition from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 and served as the Speaker Coordinator for the Film Music Guild Conference, which featured the creative team from Pixar’s Up. Brandon’s work in orchestration has led him to work with JAC Redford on scores like James Horner’s The Amazing Spider-man and Thomas Newman’s Monsters University as well as compose and orchestrate for different film projects, most recently director Jamie Brindle’s award-winning short film, The Catcher and composer Tony Anderson’s score for The Heart of Man.
Collins works as a freelance arranger, songwriter, producer, and performer. Some highlights include performance of his arrangements by the BBC Concert Orchestra at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; arranging and conducting OneRepublic’s iTunes session at the legendary Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles, CA; co-authoring OneRepublic’s single Kids; co-producing Integrity Recording artist Travis Ryan’s album Until My Voice Is Gone; and performing with Michel Teló and the Blue Man Group on the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.
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