A composer whose music is “at times ethereal, with masterful weaving of timbre and tone; and at times energetic, almost brutal, with unrelenting drive,” (Donovan Seidle, Calgary Philharmonic) Cory Brodack (b.1997, St. Louis) writes music rooted in an exploration of timbre and gesture, utilizing rich harmonies, long melodies, and shifting rhythms. He has been awarded the Rudolf Nissim Prize, ECU's Orchestra Composition Competition, and first place in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composer Competition, among other honors. With a passion for collaboration, Cory has worked with performers and ensembles including JACK Quartet, Hub New Music, Unheard-of//Ensemble, icarus Quartet, Hypercube, and Rhythm Method String Quartet. He has also received commissions from artists and groups such as Andrew Pelletier, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, and the Steven Gerber Trust. His music has been featured at concerts and festivals including the SCI National Conference, Hot Air Music Festival, UNG’s Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, and New Music on the Bayou. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Composition at the Eastman School of Music. He received his MM in Composition from Bowling Green State University, and his Bachelor of Music from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.