Brian Holmes usually composes for voice or chorus. During the years 2006-2007, he has completed commissions for the Peninsula Women’s Chorus, the Peninsula Girls Chorus, Pinewood School, and Castileja School. His opera The Fashion God was performed May 2006 by Fresh Voices VI; the song cycle Updike’s Science has been performed by Lara Bruckmann as part of Fresh Voices VII. The San Jose Symphonic Choir has performed two pieces of his in Palo Alto as part of a NACUSA concert; one was a premier.
Brian Holmes is a physics professor at San Jose State University, specializing in the physics of musical instruments.