Brian Herrington, PhD

B. Herrington

Adjunct Instructor, Music Theory and Composition

Contact Information
(936) 294-3484
Smith-Kirkley G3

Theory and Composition

B. P. Herrington was born in Silsbee, Texas, in 1976. His music has been performed by the London Sinfonietta, the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, the BBC Singers, the Montague String Quartet and pianist Wu Qian, in venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, Carnegie Hall, and London's Purcell Room. He is founding director of Intersection New Music Collective which is based at Sam Houston State University and active in the Houston area.

Composition awards include the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Morton Gould Award (ASCAP), Leo Kaplan Prize (ASCAP), First Music Award (New York Youth Symphony) and two composition awards from the Royal Academy of Music. His music has been performed at the Soundscape Festival in Italy, UMKC Cello Days, OMMAGIO (the memorial concert for Berio in London), the Royal Festival Hall Organ Recital Series, the Society for the Promotion of New Music (U.K.), and the Darmstadt International Summer Institute. His incidental music for Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice won the "Excellence in Sound and Music Design Award" from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region VI).

He earned a Ph.D. in music composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he studied from 2001-2004. He has studied privately with Marc Satterwhite and Steve Rouse at the University of Louisville, and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Simon Bainbridge at the Royal Academy. He has attended composition masterclasses with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Karel Husa and Donald Erb. Herrington also attended masterclasses with Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer and Georges Aperghis at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses in 2006. In addition to studying trumpet and piano at the undergraduate and graduate levels, he studied conducting privately, in graduate seminars and in masterclasses (Craig Kirkhoff).