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Cory Brodack (b.1997, St. Louis) is a composer whose music is “at times ethereal, with masterful weaving of timbre and tone; and at times energetic, almost brutal, with unrelenting drive,” (Donovan Seidle, Calgary Philharmonic). His music ranges from deeply personal and reflective to explosively bombastic, often within the same piece. He has been awarded the ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize, East Carolina University's Orchestra Composition Competition, and first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composer Competition, among other honors. With a passion for collaboration, Cory has worked with performers and ensembles including JACK Quartet, Hub New Music, Unheard-of//Ensemble, icarus Quartet, Hypercube, and Rhythm Method String Quartet. He has also received commissions from artists and groups such as Andrew Pelletier, Bowling Green State University, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, and the Steven Gerber Trust. His music has been featured at concerts and festivals including the Society of Composers National Conference, Hot Air Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, UNG’s Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, and New Music on the Bayou. In addition to composing, he has worked for the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (The Muny) on projects such as the first staging of Jerome Robbins's Broadway since 1989, and a new orchestration of The Wiz during the Muny's historic centennial season.


Cory received his MM in Composition from Bowling Green State University, and his Bachelor of Music from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Composition at the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers include Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Mikel Kuehn, Christopher Dietz, and Kimberly Archer.

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Cory Brodack (b.1997, St. Louis) is a composer whose music is “at times ethereal, with masterful weaving of timbre and tone; and at times energetic, almost brutal, with unrelenting drive,” (Donovan Seidle, Calgary Philharmonic). His music ranges from deeply personal and reflective to explosively bombastic, often within the same piece. He has been awarded the Rudolf Nissim Prize, ECU's Orchestra Composition Competition, and first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composer Competition, among other honors. Cory has worked with performers and ensembles including JACK Quartet, Hub New Music, Unheard-of//Ensemble, icarus Quartet, Hypercube, and Rhythm Method String Quartet. He has also received commissions from artists and groups such as Andrew Pelletier, Bowling Green State University, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, and the Steven Gerber Trust. His music has been featured at concerts and festivals including the SCI National Conference, Hot Air Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, UNG’s Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, and New Music on the Bayou. He received his MM in Composition from Bowling Green State University, his Bachelor of Music from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Composition at the Eastman School of Music.

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Cory Brodack (b.1997, St. Louis) is a composer whose music ranges from deeply personal and reflective to explosively bombastic, often within the same piece. He has been awarded the Rudolf Nissim Prize, ECU's Orchestra Composition Competition, and first prize in the NFMC Young Composer Competition. Cory has worked with performers and ensembles including JACK, Hub New Music, Unheard-of//Ensemble, icarus Quartet, Hypercube, and Rhythm Method Quartet. He has also received commissions from artists and groups such as Andrew Pelletier, BGSU, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, and the Steven Gerber Trust. His music has been featured at concerts and festivals including the SCI National Conference, Hot Air Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, and New Music on the Bayou. He received his MM from Bowling Green State University, his BM from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and is currently pursuing his PhD at the Eastman School of Music.

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Cory Brodack (b.1997) writes music that ranges from deeply personal and reflective to explosively bombastic, often within the same piece. Awards include the Rudolf Nissim Prize, ECU's Orchestra Composition Competition, and first place in the NFMC Young Composer Competition. Cory has worked with performers including JACK, Hub New Music, Unheard-of//Ensemble, icarus Quartet, Hypercube, and Rhythm Method. He has received commissions from artists and groups such as Andrew Pelletier, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, BGSU, and the Steven Gerber Trust. He received his MM from BGSU, his BM from SIUE, and is currently pursuing his PhD at Eastman.

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Cory Brodack writes music that ranges from deeply personal and reflective to explosively bombastic, often within the same piece. He has been awarded prizes from ASCAP, ECU, and NFMC. Performers of his music include JACK, Hub New Music, Unheard-of//Ensemble, icarus Quartet, Hypercube, and Rhythm Method. He has been commissioned by Andrew Pelletier, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, BGSU, and the Steven Gerber Trust. He holds degrees from SIUE (BM), BGSU (MM), and Eastman (PhD in progress).