Brent Weaver

Brent Weaver, DMA

Professor of Music, Theory and Composition


BA, Goshen College
MM, University of Oregon
DMA, University of Oregon

Brent Weaver teaches music composition and theory at George Fox University. An accomplished composer, Weaver has had a steady stream of commissions for the past 30 years, composing for performers such as The Musicians of Swanne Alley, Michiko Otaki and the Warsaw Wind Quintet, The Atlanta Chamber Players, the Joseph Wytko Saxophone Quartet, organist Shirley Sprunger King, and pianists Maria Choban and Sahun Hong.

Weaver’s works have been performed in 32 U.S. states, Europe, Latin America and Australia, and have been featured on PRI’s Pipedreams program and on New York’s WQXR classical radio. His music has been published by American Public Media, Herald Press and Lux Nova Press.

Among his most recent projects are a fanfare for George Fox University’s 125th anniversary and Two Intermezzos for piano (2017), commissioned by Portland Piano International. The Intermezzos, an homage to the piano music of Johannes Brahms, were premiered by pianist Sahun Hong and were performed at the College Music Society’s annual meeting in October of 2019. In 2018, Weaver was recipient of George Fox’s Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.

As a choral musician, Weaver sang for 15 years each with Helmuth Rilling’s Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and with Robert Shaw’s choirs in the U.S. and Europe. His choral music includes a symphony for Goshen (Indiana) College’s centennial, the choral-orchestral Wrestling Jacob commissioned by the Mennonite Arts Weekend, and six choral works composed in 2000 as composer in residence to three Atlanta religious congregations under a grant from the American Composers Forum.