P. Brent Register (b. 1960)
P. Brent Register is a Professor of Music at Clarion University where he teaches applied flute, oboe, and bassoon, contemporary music history, and techniques courses. He received his Bachelor of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His Master of Music degree is from the Manhattan School of Music. He has studied additionally at the Mannes College of Music, the University of Oslo, and the Norges Musikkhøgskolen in Oslo. As a composer, Brent’s works have premiered in Denver, Colorado as a feature of the 2007 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference and in 2008 as a keynote performance for the “Creativity and Thought” conference at the C.W. Post Campus of the Long Island University. His 2008 composition, Pausing at the Border, was composed as a dance piece for the John Ollom Dance Theatre, and has remained a standard in their company repertoire. Evening Peace, for winds, vocalists, and piano, was premiered in 2009 to inaugurate the university’s capital campaign. His first orchestral composition, Symposium, premiered in November 2010 with the Clarion University Symphony Orchestra, and is now part of the soundtrack for the film Potential Inertia. His most recent composition, The Mirror, for soprano, flute, and piano, premiered in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2011.