Programs for Performers
Commission Grants - Music composed especially for you
Recording Grants - Produce a CD through Emeritus Recordings
Commission Consortia - A win-win opportunity for you to have Sy Brandon compose a new composition by sharing the cost (usually $25 or $50 per participant, depending upon instrumentation and length) with the commissioners who join. Suggest a Consortium here
In honor of Happy Birthday becoming public domain, we are offering FREE downloads of Sy Brandon's arrangements of this tune in two versions, one jazz and the other in the style of a Bach fugue. Click here for more information.
News Flash! Sy Brandon receives the 2018 Thor Johnson Memorial Commission sponsored by Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity
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), and Quadre Composition Competition (2015). 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.
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”.
Premiere one of the compositions below and Sy Brandon will make his best effort to attend the premiere. Click on the link to see and hear the score. For more information, contact us using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.