Cody W. Forrest (b. 1988) has been commissioned by Dinosaur Annex, conductor Daniel Hege, and the University of North Texas Theatre Department. His music has been performed by violinist Gabriela Diaz, the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble, and read by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Awards include an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, NEC Honors Ensemble Award, and selection for the 2015 EarShot New Music Readings. Recently, he has been named composer-in-residence for Chamber Music Campania’s 2016 festival in Varano, Italy, where his woodwind quintet Secret Litanies will receive 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, where he graduated magna cum laude. 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.