Brian Field's music is an eclectic fusion of lyricism and driving rhythm that brings together elements of post-romanticism, minimalism, and jazz that, according to Gramophone, "has a winning melodic flow and harmonic translucency," and Fanfare comments that it "extends tonality beyond of its limits. but always in a lofty and lyrical way”. He has received a host of awards, including a McKnight Foundation Grant, the Benenti Foundation Recording Award; First Prize, Briar Cliff Choral Music Competition; and First Prize, Victor Herbert ASCAP Young Composers Competition, among dozens of others.
Mr. Field began his musical studies at the age of eight on the piano, and began making his first serious compositions at sixteen, earning a BA in Music and English Literature from Connecticut College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. In Connecticut, he studied composition with Noel Zahler, piano with Polish pedagogue Zosia Jacynowicz, organ with John Anthony, and harpsichord/figured bass realization with Linda Skernick. As a composer, Mr. Field continued his musical studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he earned his Master of Music, where he was a student of Milton Babbitt. After his time in New York, Mr. Field attended Columbia University and earned his Ph.D. At Columbia, he was a Member of the Chair and studied composition with George Edwards and Mario Davidovsky.
Mr. Field's compositions include music for television and theater; concert works for soloists, chamber, ballet, choral, vocal, electroacoustic and orchestral. His compositions have been widely performed in the United States and internationally.


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