Laura Brackney is currently pursuing her MM in Music Composition, studying with Michael Ippolito at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She is a gamelan enthusiast, published composer, and a founding member of an Austin-based free-improvisation group, Leaf Chimes. Additionally, she serves as the administrative assistant to an arts nonprofit, the Church of the Friendly Ghost, organizes seasonal concerts for bicyclists, and works on her vegetable garden. Since obtaining her BM in Theory and Composition from Southwestern University in May 2014, Brackney’s work has premiered at the Blanton SoundSpace, the 78th Birthday of the UT Kniker Carillon, the New Media Art and Sound Summit, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, by the AURORA trio, and by Quince Vocal Ensemble.

Contact: laura.r.brackney@gmail.com