Bryan Schumann (June 11, 1985 - ) is a composer and performer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds a B.A. Music degree from Augsburg College, where he studied music composition with Carol Barnett and Vladan Milenkovic and guitar performance with Dr. O. Nicholas Raths.

An eclectic composer, Bryan embraces an immense spectrum of music. He writes and produces songs in many popular genres, as well as music for classical ensembles of all sizes (from chamber duos to large orchestras). He also creates ambient, electro-acoustic/avant-garde, and improvisatory music, and produces music and sound design for video games and film. He practices the amalgamation of all styles and is excited by the idea of crumbling the walls of genre.

Bryan’s works have been performed both domestically and abroad. He has received commissions and awards for his large ensemble and chamber works, and was awarded an American Composers Forum subito grant in 2009 to write and release an album of songs. His song, Nothing Avenue, was the winner of the 18th Annual Eric Stokes Song Contest in 2013.

Fireworks in Outer Space was written for the new music ensemble Zeitgeist and was a winner of the 2011 Zeitgeist / American Composers Forum Call for Scores Competition.

Currently, Bryan is the songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the indie band, The Sunshapes. He also improvises on electric guitar and electric trumpet with The Eclectic Ensemble and Sound Wave Hello.


Bryan's music can be purchased at Boreal Bard Music.

Visit Bryan's blog: Those Who Make Sound