Brianna Rhodes

Composer | Violinist

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Brianna Rhodes is a Los Angeles-based composer and violinist specializing in music for media. Works to date include music for film, cinematic VR, and the concert stage. Her greatest musical interest lies at the intersection of music with other mediums and disciplines.

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Rhodes’ love for music grew from classical orchestral literature, violin performance, and writing concert music.  Her first experience writing to picture was for the 2011 Opening Nights Silents! competition, for which she re-scored the 1912 stop-motion short "The Cameraman's Revenge." From 2015 - 2017 Brianna worked extensively with the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts, scoring 12 short films. In 2018, the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra commissioned and premiered her composition “Moving Pictures”, a set of five snapshots of original film music.

At Florida State University, Brianna studied composition with Clifton Callender, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, and Mark Wingate. During her undergraduate, Brianna also collaborated with ethnomusicologist Dr. Denise von Glahn as music engraver for her book “Music and the Skillful Listener: American Women Compose the Natural World.” Brianna completed her Bachelor's degree in violin performance under the instruction of Benjamin Sung, and has held contracts with 10 orchestras across the US, including the Pensacola Symphony and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

Brianna is currently scoring her first pilot-length film, Macy Ray and the Legend of Dead River with the help of her two studio cats, Tiberius and Soria. She enjoys dark humor, sci-fi, psychological thrillers, and all things cute and heartwarming.