Brent Ranalli is an instrumentalist, singer, conductor, and composer with New England roots. As a student he performed with such ensembles as the Massachusetts All-State Chorus, the Massachusetts All-State Orchestra, the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble, the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Harvard Wind Ensemble, and the Harvard University Choir. He won a merit award from the University of New Hampshire's Summer Youth Music School, a college scholarship from Tweeter, LLC, and the Harvard Band's Stephen MacDiarmid Award for outstanding musicianship. He has directed, coached, and conducted numerous chamber groups and musical productions, including the Dunster House Opera Society's all-student production of Tales of Hoffmann. He studied music theory and composition at Harvard, and has taught music theory and performance.
With degrees in history and environmental policy, Mr. Ranalli currently works in the environmental field. He continues to perform and to compose. He specializes in choral works, and has had premiers by the Follen Church Choir in Lexington, Massachusetts and the Harvard University Choir. Mr. Ranalli lives in Acton, Massachusetts.
In addition to the pieces posted on this site, Mr. Ranalli has set a number of texts under copyright (with permission). These include "i thank You God," "anyone lived in a pretty how town" and other poems by e.e. cummings. Inquiries are welcome. Mr. Ranalli is currently seeking a publisher for these works.