brian half headSince graduating with a Piano Performance degree from Western Michigan University in 1993, I  have made a career of creating music in a wide variety of forms and genres. I do commercial and film work, create and record pop, indie, and rock ‘n’ roll tunes, and compose classical and choral pieces. This variety of work as well as knowing what it takes to compose on my own as well as work with ad agencies, individual artists and bands, has given me a broad musical basis to draw from. I enjoy learning what people want and need musically, and then bringing even more to both the process and the result than they expected.


I live in the Sierra Foothills, near Auburn, CA, about 45 minutes up the hill from Sacramento, and an hour or so from Lake Tahoe. Living somewhere beautiful, outside the “rat race,” certainly helps the creative flow. I planned and built (ok, I helped build) an acoustically designed and well sound-proofed recording studio called “The Stickhouse,” which is an ideal place for creating and mixing music. My studio is built around a Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt system, running Pro Tools 11/12 and Logic Pro, depending on the functionality I need for each particular project. High-end mic-pres handle live recording, and I have a substantial library of Virtual Instruments and samples which cover any genre, from orchestral to hip-hop.

I’m married to June (a fantastic painter ), my wife of over 20 years now. Our sons, Zane and Nate are ages 14 and 11.Copyright :: Treacy Mize Photography

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