Dr. Brian Bevelander is a composer/pianist, born in Boston Massachusetts and educated at the New England Conservatory of Music, Hartt College of Music, Boston University, and West Virginia University. His principal composition teachers include Thomas Canning at West Virginia University and Hugo Norden at Boston University.
Besides teaching composition and piano at Heidelberg University, he has been the recipient of several composition awards, residencies and fellowships. Many of his electroacoustic compositions have enjoyed a number of performances and broadcasts in Europe as well as the United States. In addition to his electroacoustic compositions, his works include chamber and orchestral music, concertos and solo pieces.
Dr. Bevelander’s composition students have been accepted at many of America’s most highly regarded graduate programs and have achieved professional success. He originated and for many years coordinated Heidelberg’s annual New Music Festival, which has brought to campus internationally recognized composers and performers.