Dylan Trần

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Recent Updates

Dec. ’21 – Accepted into the 2022 Alba Composition Program (Alba, Italy)

Dec. ’21 – Accepted into the 2022 Salastina Sounds Promising Young Composer Program (Los Angeles, CA)

Dec. ’21 – Premiere of the midnight drive to wake with family on christmas morning (composition and short film) (Ridgewood, NJ)

Nov. ’21 – southern moons from Tupelo Poems selected by doctoral candidate for study as coursework at USC (Los Angeles, CA)

Oct. ’21 – A Soldier’s Grave selected to appear on ABLAZE Records‘ upcoming album “New Choral Voices Vol. 6” (Cincinnati, OH)


“beautiful, confessional …it received a stunned reaction from the audience. [He has] gifted us an important piece. It spins an important narrative – one that many people are loath to acknowledge

Ron Levy,
Pianist of Palisades Virtuosi
the midnight drive to wake with family on christmas morning (2021)

“The pieces are masterful in every way… so inventive.
Reminds me of Berlioz in the instrumental sphere.”

Dr. William Horne,
Professor Emeritus of Music Theory and Composition at Loyola University New Orleans
Tupelo Poems (2018)

“Fantastic, fantastic choral music.”

Dr. Paul Weber,
Director of the Krewe de Voix Chamber Choir 
Choir Master at Trinity Episcopal New Orleans
3 Carols (2019)

“So fun, and SO GOOD.”

Carol Rausch,
Chorus Master of the New Orleans Opera Association
Rapunzel and the Four (Over)Eager Princes (2016)

Dylan Trần is a Vietnamese-American composer based out of New Orleans, LA. He views music as a form of world-building, poignantly evoking nuanced atmospheres within an intimately expressive writing style. At home among pluralities, Dylan‘s craftsmanship is informed by his vast experience as a performer on the opera stage, chamber and concert choirs, new and early music ensembles, rock bands, funk bands, and ethnomusicological foyers into his own Việt heritage. While his works often provide an exciting challenge for performers, he has demonstrated flexibility in writing for vocal and instrumental groups of all skill levels.


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