Brenna Dickson is a composer, clarinetist, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She stays active as a composer writing and producing for film and animation, and as an educator teaching both privately and in the classroom instructing clarinet, music theory, and composition.
Her compositions aim to reflect that of the inner human experience through cinematic-style works that incorporate a variety of timbre combinations and thematic gestures.
Her formal studies include a Bachelor's of Music in Composition from San Jose State University studying composition with Dr. Brian Belet and clarinet under Dr. Janet Averett.
She was a member of Chamber Music Silicon Valley’s Emerging Artist Fellowship for the 2019-2020 season.
Her piece The Night Lark has been performed by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra by receiving the Allen Strange Memorial Composition Prize in 2019. Her original score for the short film At Bay has won "Best Original Score" at the Reel Loud Film Festival and has been nominated for "Best Original Score" by Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Short Film Festival in 2021.