Brett Kroening is an active, international composer currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an undergraduate studying Music Theory and Composition under Cherise Leiter, Leanna Kirchoff and Hal Tamblyn at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Brett participated in masterclasses with composers such as Bruce Adolphe, George Crumb, Claude Baker and Michael Colgrass. After completing studies at The University of New Mexico, Brett then attended graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin and was Teaching Assistant under Professor Patrick Hughes for the UT Horn Studio.
Brett has received commissions from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Camarata Music Company (Seoul, Korea), The Copper Street Brass Quintet, Rocky Mountain Brassworks, The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse, Mayfield High School Orchestra and Band, Bosque Preparatory School Wind Ensemble, various orchestras, bands, chamber ensembles and professional artists throughout New Mexico, Colorado, California, Kansas, Washington, Minnesota, Utah and Texas. Brett's music has been performed in Cadogan Hall (London) and Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles) and has been presented on Minnesota Public Radio. In 2011 the fanfare, Flurry was chosen as the opening piece by The Las Cruces High School Band at the 2011 New Mexico Music Educators Association Honor Band concert. Though primarily publishing his own compositions, Brett has many works published with Lovebird Music Publishing (Plano, TX) and Corniworld Publications (London, UK).
Typically known as an instrumental composer, Brett has also composed electronic, electro-acoustic and choral works. Brett is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and was also recently awarded winner of the University of Utah's New Music Ensemble Composition Competition.