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Anthony Brandt

Professor of Composition and Theory, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Artistic Director, Musiqa

Anthony Brandt is a Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and Artistic Director of the new music ensemble Musiqa, winner of two national awards for adventurous programming.  Dr. Brandt’s catalogue includes three chamber operas, as well as orchestral, chamber, vocal, theater, dance, and television scores.  Dr. Brandt and neuroscientist David Eagleman have co-authored The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, which has been published in thirteen countries and inspired the Netflix documentary The Creative Brain.  Dr. Brandt writes frequently about music cognition and creativity, and is currently a co-investigator in two neuroimaging studies involving music.