Brian Nabors

Assistant Professor of Composition



Brian Raphael Nabors is a composer of emotionally enriching music that tells exciting narratives with its vibrant themes and colorful harmonic language. Nabors' music has been performed by the Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Fort Worth, and Munich Symphonies. His music has been performed at many events across the US, including the National Orchestral Institute (NOI) and the Tanglewood Music Festival.

Nabors’ music draws from combinations of Jazz Funk, R&B, and Gospel with the modern flair of contemporary music.

Summer 2022 performances include the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Chineke! Orchestra at the 2022 Lucerne Festival. Performances for the 22-23' season include the Detroit Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, and Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

He was named a 2021 composition fellow of the Tanglewood music festival; a 2019 composer fellow in the American Composers Orchestra’s Earshot program with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; a 2019 composer fellow with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra’s Composer Lab; and 2019 cycle five grand prize winner of the Rapido! National Composition Contest. Nabors was also a 2020 Fulbright scholarship recipient to Sydney, Australia, studying with composer Carl Vine at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Nabors earned a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degree in Composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and a Bachelor of Music Theory & Composition degree from the School of the Arts at Samford University.


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