Brandon Nelson (b. 1982) is an American composer who invites listeners to explore the esoteric, the ephemeral, and other fascinating corners of existence from which he finds inspiration. Embracing a wide palette of styles and methods, he is equally at home writing for students as for professionals. A prolific composer who is much sought-after for commissions, his compositions have been performed widely throughout the U.S. and Europe. He holds music degrees from Northern Michigan University and from Central Michigan University, where he studied under David Gillingham and Jose-Luis Maurtua. In addition to his numerous contributions to the chamber repertoire, he has composed widely for concert band, choir, and orchestra. He resides in rural Michigan with his wife, three kids, two cats, and a growing collection of nerdy music books. When not writing, he works as a long term care nurse and is studying to be a physician.