News Flash! Sy Brandon receives Honorable Mention in the 2016 American Prize for Chamber Music Composition

About Sy Brandon

Dr. Sy Brandon holds the rank of professor emeritus of music from Millersville University, Millersville, PA.


Dr. Brandon has received widespread acclaim for his compositions including first prizes in the Kappa Gamma Psi Original Composition Contest (1963), WITF-FM Classical Composition Contest (1996), Tuba Universal Brotherhood Association Tuba Etude Composition Contest (1996), El Dorado Sacred Music Composition Contest (2000), Franklin and Marshall College Wind Ensemble Composition Contest (2001), New England String Ensemble Competition (2003), Quadre Composition Competition (2015), the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble Composition Contest (2016), and the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Contest (2017). He was commissioned to write the band composition to celebrate Arizona’s Centennial in 2012 and was an American Prize finalist and semi-finalist in 2012 and 2013 in several composition categories as well as receiving Honorable Mention in the 2016 American Prize for Chamber Music Composition. In 2015, he was selected to receive the 2018 Thor Johnson Memorial Commission from the Delta Omicron Foundation.


His music has been recorded by Czech National Symphony Orchestra on the Albany Records Label, the Philharmonia Bulgarica and the Kiev Philharmonic on the ERM label, the Contemporary Record Society, Trutone Records, by the Swiss Duo Delimme on the Arizona University label, and by numerous artists through Emeritus Recordings. Dr. Brandon's music has been performed both throughout the United States and abroad, including performances by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force Bands and broadcasts by many public radio stations including NPR’s “Performance Today”.


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