December 7th, 2018


Uptown Vocal's Final Concert: UV Got Run Over By A Reindeer! 8 PM in the Party Space (lower level) of Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University.

December 9th, 2018


The Columbia Undergraduate Composition Concert. International Contemporary Ensemble will premiere Brent A. Morden's newly-composed work En Autuno (2018).

March 25th, 2019


Columbia University Wind Ensemble performs in Carnegie Hall. More information forthcoming.





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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