Dr. Brandon D. Goff
Professor of Music Industry
Office: PAC A209
D.M.A., University of Memphis
Brandon Goff (b.1973) is a composer with an often dramatic and always distinctive voice. Goff has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions including the Arnold Sallop Prize for Composition, the Smit Award, the ASU Graduate Composer Award, as well as being named a finalist in the BMG Young Composers Competition and the ASCAP Morton Gould competition. Goff’s music has been widely performed with numerous premiers in the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Holding both a B.M. and M.M. from Arkansas State University, Goff earned his D.M.A. from the University of Memphis where his principle instructors have included Kamran Ince, John Baur, Jared Spears, and Tom O’Connor. Recent commissions have included “Corpus Christi” for full chorus and orchestra composed for the city of Corpus Christi Chorale.
Along with his accomplishments as a composer, Goff is also a prolific performer and producer. As the owner of Poppsycho Studios he has innumerable production credits to his name. Recent projects have included Kyle Thomas/ Not Alone and Doug Pierce/ This Time of Year, both on Loop Road Records. Production on Radiant by the artist Gracyn Denbesten was recently completed and will be released fall 2011. Goff has performed and toured world-wide with the pop group Pierce, with whom he produced and released numerous albums. Goff is also the co-founder and co-owner of Poppsycho Records, a Memphis-based independent record label.