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Brian Wilbur Grundstrom


Brian Wilbur Grundstrom’s compositions for film, orchestra, piano, quintet and other ensembles demonstrate an innovative use of harmony and melody, which although firmly rooted in the tonal tradition is entirely new.   Audiences take to his compositions immediately.   Classically trained in piano as well as music theory from Gettysburg College, he has continued orchestration and composition studies with John David Earnest. 

His awards include Encore from American Composers Forum, ASCAPLUS from ASCAP and Composers Assistance Program from the American Music Center. He is also a grant recipient from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

A member of ASCAP, Gundstrom attended the prestigious ASCAP/NYU Buddy Baker Film Music Workshop. He recently completed music for ‘2 Minutes Later’ a full feature by Robert Gaston, in addition to a dozen short films.   His studio includes the latest in technologies, including GigaStudio and Vienna Symphonic Library, and he is able to render his orchestral compositions at high professional standards.
His music has been performed by SONOS Chamber Orchestra, Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, Trinity Chamber Orchstra, George Washington University Orchestra, NIH Philharmonia, Holyoke Civic Symphony, Colla Voce and The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus.
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom