Brent Heisinger www.brentheisinger.com
is Emeritus Professor of Music at San José State University where he conducted choral ensembles, taught trombone, piano, conducting, and composition, and served as Theory/Musicianship Area Coordinator. While he was at the university, he was presented the Outstanding Music Alumnus Award, School of Humanities and Arts Certificate of Distinction, and the S.J.S.U. President's Scholar Award. He received his B.A. and M.A. Degrees from S.J.S.U. and DMA from Stanford University.
Several of Heisinger’s compositions have been performed worldwide and his Concerto No.2 for Piano and Wind Ensemble
was awarded 2ème Prix at the International Composition Competition "Coups de Vents" in Le Havre, France. Guy Gauthreauz, timpanist of the U.S. Navy Band, commissioned and published Heisinger's Sonata for Timpani and Brass; Episodes for Bassoon Quartet
. The piece has been recorded by the bassoon section of the San Francisco Opera orchestra and is included on Heisinger's CD, EKTA
along with his piano work A Walk Within Winter
performed at Carnegie Hall last year. Two piano concertos, EKTA I
(2005) and EKTA II
(2013) were commissioned and premiered by the San José Chamber Orchestra and his YouTube multi-media piece Loveliness
was made available in 2012 featuring pianist Gwendolyn Mok and photographer/videographer Charles Cramer, former S.J.S.U. music major. Heisinger lives with his wife, Barbara, in San José, California.