Brian Kehlenbach (b. 1958) has received wide musical experience as a jazz pianist, classical recitalist and composer on both the East and West coasts. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Southern California, where he was named outstanding graduate in music theory and composition in 1991. He was the recipient of the Peter David Faith Memorial Award in Composition, the Jimmy McHugh Composition Prize and the Hans Salter Music Award. Also, his piece Times of Reflection was a winning composition in the Freeman Competition of 1989. He earned his M.M. and B.S degrees at the University of Connecticut graduating summa cum laude.
Recent performances of Kehlenbach's works include concerts presented by the Los Angeles SCREAM festival, the CalArts Contemporary Music Festival, the U.S.C. Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles John Cage Festival and KPFK radio. His commissions include works for the Truda Kashmann Dance Ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other various artists.
Dr. Kehlenbach is also involved in commercial music endeavors including writing music for television and radio. He currently teaches music theory, piano, computer-assisted composition, and commercial music studies at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California. In 1999 he was named Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.