Brett Kroening Brett Kroening
Brett Kroening, performer and composer, studied music performance as well as music theory and composition in both Colorado and New Mexico, Mr. Kroening completed a Bachelor's degree in Horn Performance from the University of New Mexico under Professor Susie Fritts.
In Austin, TX since 2007, Mr. Kroening has worked as a freelance horn player, private teacher, composer and arranger. In the fall of 2007, Mr. Kroening worked as the graduate Teaching Assistant for the UT Horn Studio under Professor Patrick Hughes at the University of Texas at Austin. Also active in performance and composition masterclasses, Mr. Kroening has worked with Dan Perantoni, Sam Pilafian, Bruce Adolphe, George Crumb, The American Horn Quartet and Michael Colgrass.
As a performer, he has performed with the Austin Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, San Juan Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony and the San Antonio Symphony as well as chamber ensembles such as The Austin City Brass Ensemble and Vox Nova Project.
Mr. Kroening has received composition commissions from The Copper Street Brass Quintet, Rocky Mountain Brassworks, Camarata Music Company, from various high school wind ensembles, orchestras and chamber ensembles, as well as professional artists throughout New Mexico, Colorado, California, Minnesota and Texas.
Mr. Kroening primarily publishes his own compositions but also has works published with Lovebird Music Publishing (Plano, TX) and Corniworld Publications (London, UK).
Though typically known as an instrumental composer, Mr. Kroening has composed choral works using texts from various living poets as well as texts from American Transcendentalists and can be found on the Song of America website.
Brett is also a member of the American Societies of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
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