Cody Brookshire cut his teeth on the creation of original music in rock bands, jam sessions, and 4-track experiments during his high school years, and a passion for it quickly developed. He earned a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance from the University of North Georgia, graduating in 2009 with the C.J. Dukes Distinguished Musician Award. In 2011, he enrolled at the University of Georgia for graduate studies in music composition, earning a master’s degree and is currently completing his dissertation to earn a doctorate, being awarded UGA’s 2015-2016 John H. Corina Music Scholarship along with the way in addition to a 2015-2016 ICE Grant. He is a co-creator and co-founder of the immersive web-audio technology SynkroTakt, which facilitates multi-track audio synchronization across multiple web-enabled devices.
Cody Brookshire’s music has been performed at events and venues including the CBDNA National Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, SEAMUS National Conferences, the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology Symposium in Connecticut, the Oh, My Ears! Marathon Concert in Arizona, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Institut D’Estudis Nord-Americans in Barcelona, the Audiograft Festival of Contemporary Experimental Music and Sound Art in Oxford, the Guangzhou Grand Theater in China, and the Freedom On My Doorstep installation project at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in England. He has composed for and worked with groups such as So Percussion, Great Noise Ensemble, the Athens Guitar Duo, MOD[ular] Ensemble, Transient Canvas, Chamber Cartel, Terminus Ensemble, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble at the University of Georgia, the UGA Saxophone Studio, the University of North Georgia Patriot Choir, and the University of North Georgia String Orchestra.
Awards include 1st place in the 2015 Electro brass National Composition Competition for From Afar, Drawing Near; 1st place in the 2014 and 2nd place in the 2015 Southeastern Composer’s League Philip Slates Memorial Competition for Shrapnel and Irreconcilable Differences, respectively; as well as a 2015 Judge’s Honorable Mention for the American Prize in Composition, student chamber division, for PRISM.
Several of Brookshire’s works have been professionally recorded and released including PRISM which appears on the second record of the Athens Guitar Duo, “Recuerdos” on Claudio Records. M3TA11UR6Y, We Could Live Forever Tonight, and From Afar, Drawing Near appear on various electroacoustic compilation albums on the EMPiRES label, while OMEGA and Wasting All My Precious Time both appear on releases on Good Static Records. A short electronic work, Harmonic Meditation, No. 1 appears on the 2014 SEAMUS Miniatures album “Transients”.