Jason Brauer (b. 2001) is a composer, arranger, and pianist studying at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music. His latest projects include the short ballet The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the apocalyptic cantata The Eternal Beginning. His musical style balances the beautiful and grotesque, the melodic and rhythmic, and the philosophical and primal, with influences including French impressionism, turn-of-the-century modernism, Argentine tango, and indie rock.
He recently scored the LA Film Festival Indie Short Fest selection Sardines and was awarded second place at the Milan-based Screen Music Program. At Interlochen Center for the Arts, his piece "The Mollies' Mark" was recorded by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and his string quartet “Tango de Manchachicoj” placed second at the national level in the Music Teachers National Association composition contest.