| TimeStamp

Curriculum Vitae: The Course of Life





Composer, Arranger, & Performer

Over three days in February 2012, Brendan invited six ensembles to the Somerville Theatre to record new original music together. Most groups were intentionally unrehearsed to help capture a fresh perspective. The recordings resulted in two albums, and the project was featured in the Boston Globe.

Brendan's Notes

The album TimeStamp is a snapshot of fifteen musicians exploring new music in a beautiful theatre. I asked my friends (who I had been playing and improvising with for years) to join me in this effort. Their connection, communication, and trust made this collaborative work remarkable and precious.

The album's purpose was to capture a glimpse of a moment in time, and I'm grateful we did it.

Featured Performers

  • Brendan Burns: Guitar
  • Nick Grondin: Guitar
  • Tony Leva: Upright Bass
  • Raky Sastri: Drums
  • Valerie Thompson: Cello
  • Molly Zenobia: Fender Rhodes
  • Lainey SchoolTree: Fender Rhodes
  • Derek VanWormer: Bass
  • Jordan Ross: Drums
  • Eliza KopczyƄska: Violin
  • Michelle Rush: Viola
  • David Aquilina: Trumpet
  • Chris Veilleux: Alto Sax
  • Kathy Olson: Baritone Sax
  • Grant Randall: Trombone
  • Ariel Bernstein: Audio Engineer

Education & Skills

Berklee College of Music

1994 - 1998

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Professional Music with a focus on arranging & composition
  • Volunteer: Berklee's Music Mentoring program; teaching gifted High-School students in the Boston Community
Private Studies

1998 - 2009

Master Training

  • Jay Weik
  • Tim Miller
  • Charlie Banacos

Computer Skills

  • Google Workspace
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • iMovie
  • Logic Pro X
  • Garageband
  • Sibelius
Website Design
  • Craft CMS
  • Wordpress
  • Languages:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Twig