COMPOSER | SOPRANO | PIANIST
Written in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, "Beloved" is dedicated to the memory of all those who have lost their lives to gun violence, in the United States and across the world.
Born and raised in the Midwest, composer Meredith Brammeier earned music degrees from Princeton University and the Eastman School of Music on the East Coast and the University of Southern California on the West Coast. This blend of experiences from diverse areas of the United States has resulted in Brammeier’s distinct and vibrant American style. Her compositions include pieces for soloists and small ensembles as well as works for concert band, choir, and orchestra.
Brammeier’s compositions have been performed across the United States and Europe, in venues ranging from St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna to Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her work has been commissioned by Choral Arts Initiative, Canzona Women's Ensemble, the Michigan City Municipal Band, the California Polytechnic State University Wind Ensemble, Symphony, and PolyPhonics, and multiple churches throughout the United States.
Brammeier has earned honors and awards from The American Prize, the Sorel Organization’s Medallion Choral Composition Contest, the Roger Wagner International Choral Composition Competition, the California ACDA Choral Composition Competition, and the South Bay Master Chorale Choral Composition Contest. She is Professor of Music at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where she teaches music theory, composition, and musicianship.