From North Carolina, Trevor Bumgarner is a multi-instrumentalist and composer thrives in collaboration. Recent projects spread across multiple fields and genres. He wrote Light Compass, a work with choreographer Dana Genshaft for the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute. He was the arranger, orchestrator, and a co-story developer for the Off-Broadway musical Crashlight at the Cherry Lane Theater, which is the oldest Off-Broadway theater in NYC. For Trevor’s commission from the New York Virtuoso Singers, he worked with the poet Chris Hendricks on crafting the text and “fake news.” Scoring a variety of films and web series, in addition to participating in BMI’s Composing for the Screen Workshop, He is currently scoring the feature length documentary Grandmother Told Grandmother, which follows the tales and stories of the Ukrainian Diaspora form World War II. Upcoming projects include an evening length work with costumer Marion Talan and No Seasons, a climate change infused take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Shattered Glass Ensemble.
Trevor has had performances or recordings by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Baltimore, Seattle, Houston, North Carolina, and Chicago Symphonies, as well as the New York Philharmonic. Dedicated to education and outreach, Trevor is a current teaching artist with Juilliard, YCIW (Young Composers and Improvisers Workshop) at the Village Community School, and the NY Philharmonics Bridge composition program, where he also previously served as Acting Manager. He has taught and developed curriculum for The Digital Media Academy in music production and Juilliard Open Classroom’s music theory course. He was a recipient of the inaugural Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship, as well as other accolades including an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. Trevor Bumgarner attended UNC-Greensboro and The Juilliard School studying with Robert Beaser, Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty, and bassoon with Michael Burns.