2021/22 Composer Teaching Artist Fellow
Brenna Dickson is a composer, clarinetist, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She stays active as a composer by writing and producing music for film and animation, and as an educator instructing clarinet, music theory, and composition both privately and in the classroom. Her formal studies include a Bachelor’s of Music from San Jose State University studying composition under Dr. Brian Belet and clarinet under Dr. Janet Averett. She was a member of Chamber Music Silicon Valley’s Emerging Artist Fellowship for the 2019-2020 season.
Her compositions aim to reflect that of the inner human experience through cinematic-style works that incorporate a variety of timbre combinations and thematic gestures. Her piece The Night Lark was performed by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra receiving the Allen Strange Memorial Composition Prize in 2019. Her original score for the short film At Bay has won “Best Original Score” at the Reel Loud Film and Arts Festival and was nominated for “Best Original Score” by Indie Short Fest – Los Angeles International Short Film Festival in 2021.