Cody W. Forrest (b. 1988) has been commissioned by Dinosaur Annex, conductor Daniel Hege, and the Cochran Wrenn Duo. His music has been performed by the Cassatt String Quartet and internationally by violinist Léo Marillier, awarded the Classic Pure Vienna International Composition Competition grand prize, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, NEC Honors Ensemble Award, and selected for the 2015 EarShot New Music Readings. He served as composer-in-residence for Chamber Music Campania’s 2016 festival in Varano, Italy, where his woodwind quintet Secret Litanies received its European premiere.
Currently a doctoral candidate at New England Conservatory, Cody holds an M.M. from Syracuse University and a B.M. from the University of North Texas. At Syracuse University, he was a recipient of the Heaton Fellowship, and at UNT he received the Martin Mailman Scholarship and the Outstanding Undergraduate in Composition Award his senior year. His teachers include Kati Agócs, Malcolm Peyton, Daniel Godfrey, Andrew Waggoner, and Cindy McTee.