Cody Forrest is currently serving as the composer-in- residence with the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra. He will be commissioning two works for the 2019-20 season and will have the opportunity to work closely with the orchestra and conductor Matthew Scinto.
The residency program was established from the orchestra's creation in order to provide young composers with an opportunity to work closely with local Cape Cod individuals and organizations through our commissioning projects. The program aims to develop our composer's ability to be highly creative and find new ways to connect music through community. This cross pollination cultivates greater diversity which ensures that the ensemble is representative of the community in which it operates. Our past commissions included the work of poet Judy Askew, the Harwich Guild of Artists, and the Edward Gorey House.
Cody Forrest, our 2019-20 Composer-in-Residence
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Cody W. Forrest (b. 1988) is a composer and educator, fascinated by the ineffable in music and its ability to forge pathways between souls. His works explore the human impulse to share stories, the interplay of musical dichotomies, and a diverse spectrum of expressivity. Cody has been commissioned by Dinosaur Annex, conductor Daniel Hege, and the Cochran Wrenn Duo. His music has been performed by Boston Music Viva, the Cassatt String Quartet, and internationally by violinist Léo Marillier. He has received the Florence Price fellowship from the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, the Classic Pure Vienna International Composition Competition grand prize, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, and was selected for the 2015 EarShot New Music Readings. In 2016 he served as composer-in-residence for Chamber Music Campania in Varano, Italy. Cody resides in Brookline, MA and currently teaches at Northeastern University and New England Conservatory.
D.M.A., New England Conservatory. M.M., Syracuse University. B.M., University of North Texas. Studies with Kati Agócs, Malcolm Peyton, Daniel S. Godfrey, Andrew Waggoner, and Cindy McTee.