Anthony Brandt

Anthony Brandt

Formal First Name
1961 - present

Anthony Brandt is an American composer, academic, and writer. Among his compositions are two chamber operas, an oratorio, and orchestral, chamber, and vocal music. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Houston-based contemporary music ensemble Musiqa. Musiqa has performed the music of over 200 living composers including over 70 world premieres, and collaborated on inter-disciplinary concerts with the Houston Ballet II, Dance of Asia America, Aurora Picture Show, and numerous authors and visual artists. Musiqa’s free educational programs have served over 60,000 students and teachers at over 230 Houston public schools in the past fifteen years and earned nine awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Professional Experience

Academic History

Honors and Grants:

Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress 

National Endowment for the Arts 


The Houston Arts Alliance

The New England Foundation for the Arts

Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program


Wellesley Composers Conference

The Tanglewood Institute

The MacDowell Colony

The Djerassi Resident Artists Colony

Visiting Composer:

The Bowdoin International Festival

​The FICA Festival at the University of Veracruz

The Bremen Musikfest

Baltimore's New Chamber Arts Festival

Southwestern University

SUNY - Buffalo

Cleveland State University


Houston's OrchestraX

International Festival of Music, Morelia, Mexico