March 25th, 2019

Columbia University Wind Ensemble performs in Carnegie Hall, where Brent A. Morden will conduct the premiere of his work Fell Swoop (2019). More information forthcoming.

March 31st, 2019

The 11th Annual Columbia Festival of Winds: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University. More information on the event website.

April 27th, 2019

Uptown Vocal's Spring Final Concert, where Brent A. Morden will sing his senior solo with the group.


New York-based musician Brent A. Morden has written for and led ensembles of various shapes and styles.

Currently in his fourth year of undergraduate music studies at Columbia University, Brent continues to champion his creative vision at Columbia and beyond.


November 12, 2018: The Pale Blue merges noir fiction, music, and comedy in ‘Once Upon a Fortnight’

"The Pale Blue definitely achieved Morden’s aims. Nearly every scene presented the audience with a new complex adventure, successfully pairing the comedic and the compelling."

November 2, 2018: ArtistHop: Brent Morden, Heir Of Bernstein

"Your advice to aspiring artists in your field? Don’t just seek out opportunities: create them for yourself. Form concrete plans to fulfill your ambitions. Work hard. Learn how to communicate well with others. Speak your mind: let the world hear what you have to say. Champion yourself. Enjoy yourself."

November 17, 2017: The Pale Blue Blasts off with new space-Western musical comedy "Written in the Stars"

“A number of exaggerated personalities support the story of Nevada’s adventures. Brent Morden, CC ’19, stands out as the omnipresent barkeep who always has an eye on the action—just as long as it stays outside of his bar."

May 3, 2017: Columbia Undergraduate Composers Shine in Lerner C555

"Highlights from the first half include Jasper’s vibrant combination of siren and bells (such a visceral sound), Gabe’s interesting use of the alto flute’s lowest register (he paired it with the soprano’s melody, creating an earthy sound), and the slips and slurps of the flute and clarinet in Brent’s Primordial Utterances."

April 20, 2017: Barnard International Artists Series’ student mural highlights diversity and creativity of student artists

"Through the mural, the artists respond to this question in different ways. Exhibit contributor Brent Morden, CC ’19, whose original music composition was displayed in paper form as part of the mural, has one version of the answer."

Pictured: Brent A. Morden conducts the Columbia University Wind Ensemble in the world premiere of Concertino (2017). Listen | Watch

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