Composer Brian Balmages’ work can be found in orchestra and band rooms across the nation. He has written music for every skill level from very easy to advanced. This versatility is a big part of his success over the years, but there is something in his compositions that delves far deeper into the emotions of musicians and listeners alike. His ability to evoke genuine emotion with his music is comparable to many of the most notable composers throughout history.
Pepper sat down with Balmages to speak with him about how he finds motivation to compose music and the importance of directors interpreting a piece. His influences include famed composer Robert W. Smith, who helped him find a place with the FJH Music Company. Today, he is the Director of Instrumental Publications for FJH.
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Created by: J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.
Produced by: Todd Parrish & Ron Allen
Filmed by: Rocco Richardson, Mark Patterson & Tim Sugrue
Additional footage provided by: The Austin Symphonic Band, videography by Golden Arm Media in Austin TX. Audio recording by On Site Digital, Randy Bryant & Brian Balmages
Edited by: Rocco Richardson
Interviewer: Todd Parrish
Featuring: Brian Balmages