Britt Andrew Burns (b. 1980) pursues a diverse composing career with an interest of not limiting himself to one genre. He has composed works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir and various chamber ensembles, as well as music for film and advertisements. With a desire to truly write for the audience's enjoyment, his music is usually very tonal, triadic and boldly melodic. Burns works have been performed by some of the finest choirs, orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber groups and soloists in North America and abroad.
Raised near Kansas City, Kansas, he spent the majority of his early life absorbed in creation of art and other creative endeavors. It wasn't until his early teenage years that he would discover a passion for music, and began composing soon after that.
Burns studied music composition, orchestration and counterpoint at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. His main composition teachers include Bryan Kip Haaheim, James Barnes, and Forrest Pierce. In early 2008, major Los Angeles film composer Christopher Young awarded Burns an opportunity to attend his Tilden House Residency program for aspiring film composers. Burns is a proud member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). His concert music is published by Imagine Music Publishing and by his own company, Indie Classical Publications. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he keeps a busy composing schedule with concert music and other media projects.