Brooke Herndon

Brooke Herndon

Brooke Herndon started studying piano at the age of 4. Brooke continued her studies all throughout her childhood and into college. Brooke studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received her Bachelor’s in Music Composition with a concentration on piano performance. During her time at UNLV she also provided lessons on piano and music theory to students of all backgrounds. In addition to being an educator, Brooke is also an active performer and an active music composer. She has written and performed for numerous ensembles which include: The TaiHei Ensemble, The Red Rock Wind Quintet, and the UNLV Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. Brooke has written music for numerous films. Her most recent score accompanies the multi-award winning short independent film, “My name is Art,” directed by filmmaker Shahab Zargari.

Brooke has been invited to participate in numerous festivals across the United States, some include: Curtis Institute of Music’s Young Musician Program, The Charlotte New Music Festival, The Composition Intensive at St. Mary’s College, The Hot Air Music Festival at the San Francisco Conservatory, and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. In addition to the performances at these festivals, Brooke has had numerous performance opportunities in Las Vegas including multiple performances with NEXTET. NEXTET is UNLV’s own music ensemble that is dedicated to performing some of the best new and unusual repertoire as well as established works from the 20th century.

When working with students Brooke draws from her vast experience and caters the learning experience to each student’s individual needs. She focuses on giving students a solid foundation while also developing each students creativity. Brooke believes that all students can succeed in music.