Brendon McConville (b. 1977) is a composer, theorist, and teacher at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has crafted works for numerous contemporary ensembles. His music has been performed in the United States and throughout Europe, including performances and recordings with the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Lviv, and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. He has also received commissions from the Amici Della Musica and Musica e Cultura associations in Italy. In July 2009, his work Che La Tua Fede Non Venga Scossa (Let Not Your Faith Tremble) – written for the victims of the April 2009 earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy, – was featured on the Italian television stations Sky Italia, Teleponte, and Telemare. The world premiere of La Pioggia nel Pineto will be held in D’Annunzio’s home province of Abruzzo in July 2010.
After completing undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University where his principal composition teachers included Charles Wuorinen and Gerald Chenoweth.