Bret Bohman is a composer of acoustic and electronic music based in Columbia, Missouri. With a background in electronic music production and jazz guitar, his concert works draw from these influences as well as modernist and post-modernist traditions.
Mr. Bohman's compositions have been heard throughout the United States at various venues and festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the 73rd Wellesley Composers Conference, New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, Toronto International Electronic Symposium, SCI National Conference, SEAMUS National Conference, Electronic Music Midwest, Atlantic Music Festival, Society for New Music, 3rd Annual TUTTI Festival and more. His music has received awards or recognition from the Society of New Music (Brian Israel Award), the National Federations of Musics Club, ASCAP and the Michigan Music Teachers Association.
In 2015 he co-founded the Khemia Ensemble, a chamber music collective dedicated to commissioning and presenting diverse selections of contemporary voices in innovative ways using technology. The ensemble recently performed at New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University and the Latin IS America Festival at Michigan State University. The ensemble has held residencies at the University of Michigan, the National University of Bogota, Colombia and the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. This summer they will be in residence at Avaloch Farms for the second year in a row and will be a featured artist at the 10th Strange Beautiful Music Festival in Detroit, Michigan.
Mr. Bohman teaches courses in electronic music composition and music theory at the University of Missouri. He also recently held lecture positions at the University of Michigan in the Comparative Literature Department and has also taught Electronic Music Seminar as a Graduate Student Instructor during graduate studies. He received his Doctorate from the University of Michigan. His primary teachers and mentors have been Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers, Bright Sheng, Paul Schoenfeld, and Brian Bevelander.