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Dr. Bryce Cannell is a composer based in Central California. Described as “compelling and intricately
designed,” his music has been performed throughout the United States and has been
acknowledged with awards from the Society of Composers Inc., the National Association
of Composers/USA, and the Institut für Musik der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Recent works include Jigsaw (in progress), commissioned by the OrphiQ Percussion Quartet, Four Anachronisms (2017–18), written for pianist Anne Rainwater, and Miniatures/Glimpses for string quartet (2015–16), commissioned by the Orpheus Chamber Music Ensemble.
Cannell attended California State University, Fresno (BA and MA) as well as the University of California, Davis (PhD), where he was awarded a Margrit Mondavi Fellowship to travel to the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland to examine the surviving sketches of Anton Webern’s Fünf Canons nach lateinischen Texten, op. 16 for his dissertation. His principal composition teachers include Kurt Rohde, Laurie San Martin, Mika Pelo, Pablo Ortiz, and Kenneth Froelich.
Cannell is currently a Lecturer of Music in the Department of Music at Fresno State. His subject areas include graduate and undergraduate courses in music theory as well as undergraduate courses in basic and advanced arranging, composition, and musicianship. He has also taught at UC Davis in several capacities and was the principle music engraver for several books for the University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Cannell enjoys cryptography, ... --- ..- .-. -... . . .-., all things cartographical, and spending time with his wife, Jen and their German Shepherd, Gose. If you would like to listen to some of his music, please visit soundcloud.com/bryce-cannell.