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. In the summer of 2016 he served as composer-in-residence for the Chamber Music Campania festival in Varano, Italy.
Cody earned his D.M.A. from New England Conservatory, M.M. from Syracuse University, and 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.