Brett L Wery
Brett L. Wery (b. 15 February 1963) is an active American composer/arranger in the Capital Region area of upstate New York.
Mr. Wery received his bachelor’s degree at the North Carolina School of the Arts and his master’s degree at the University of Denver. He is a professor at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, N.Y., where he teaches theory, conducting, and applied woodwind studies. Mr. Wery conducts the Schenectady County Community College Wind Ensemble and is the Music Director/Conductor of the Capital Region Wind Ensemble.
As a professor at Schenectady County Community College, Mr. Wery has been the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities as well as the SCCC Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mr. Wery’s Three Conversations with Coffee was recently selected for inclusion in the International Trumpet Guild’s New Works Recital at the 2014 ITG Conference in Valley Forge Penn.
As a clarinetist and saxophonist Mr. Wery performs and records with the Empire Jazz Orchestra, Albany Symphony, and the Dogs of Desire. He and pianist Mark Evans present regular chamber music concerts as part of the SCCC Chamber Music Series.
Works for Winds
- Berceuse, for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble
- Dance Suite
- Facets of Pele
- Four World Variants
- Grendel Suite for Band
- Latin Dance for Saxophones
- Making the Darkness Conscious (2017)
- Mortals Gods and Heroes
- The Poor Soldier
- A Tough and Resilient Town
- "Brett L. Wery." Society of Composers. Web. Accessed 28 May 2018