Trey Pernell, composer
In 2016, Trey was awarded the 2016 Abraham Beekman Cox Prize in Music Composition by Yale’s Performance and Awards Committee!
Trey Pernell appeared on Show 269, recorded in February 2013, at age 17.
Program bio from Show 269:
Trey Pernell (composer), 17, is from Denver, Colorado, where he attends East High School and studies with Patricia Chen. He is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. As a composer, he counts Beethoven, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Gorillaz as inspirations. He sings in his schoolÕs honors choir and vocal jazz group, and plays in his schoolÕs jazz band and in a rock band called Running Lights. Outside of music, he enjoys breakdancing.