EIFFES, EDWARD B. (b. 1990)

Edward Brian Eiffes (born 1990) is known for his composition "Presence of Angels." Brian is a brass player/vocal baritone from suburban Mount Prospect, Illinois. He is currently studying music education, composition, brass, and voice at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. At Clarke, he performs with the Brass Ensemble, the Collegiate Choir, and the Jazz Ensemble. Eiffes has been composing since before high school, and has had his compositions and arrangements performed by wind band, brass quintet, choir, a cappella groups, and other small ensembles. He has recently had his piece "Final Farewell" (for cello and piano) performed at the 2010 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference in South Carolina.

He has had the honor and privilege of meeting and working with such inspiring musicians as composer/professor Amy Dunker, director/professor Brian Burns, conductor Stanley DeRusha, director/composer René Clausen, jazz trombonist Steve Turre, and composer Eric Whitacre.