About Brian West

Brian West, composer, teacher and performer is based in Hobart, Tasmania Australia.

He is well known and respected for his original compositions for classroom ensembles and young concert bands.

Many of his original compositions for concert band are published by Brolga Music Australia. One of these publications, Sandy Bay March, has been included in the second volume of "Teaching Music Through Performance In Band" published by GIA Publications (Chicago). The CD set contains premier recordings of 40 of the most significant works ever composed for grade 2 and 3 bands, as selected by world renowned educators and conductors Larry Blocher, Ray Cramer, Eugene Corporon, Tim Lautzenheiser, Edward Lisk, Richard Miles and Jack Stamp. Information about the pieces and conducting insights are contained within the accompany text also produced by GIA.

As a classroom music teacher and band director of 20 years experience, Brian understands the needs of the developing musician and is able to accurately portray the exciting sounds of contemporary music in his compositions and arrangements.

In his publishing business Go West Music, Brian produces a wide range of educational music including piano solos, percussion ensembles, and flexible instrumental quartets.

Email Brian West at: brian.west@westnet.com.au