Brian Raphael Nabors (b.1991, Birmingham, AL) is a composer of emotionally enriching
music that tells exciting narratives with its vibrant themes and colorful harmonic language.
With an eclectic musical palate and crafty compositional technique to match, Nabors’ music
draws from combinations of Jazz Funk, R&B, and Gospel with the modern flair of
contemporary classical music.
Nabors’ music has been performed by the Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Fort
Worth, and Munich Symphonies. His music has been performed at many events across the
US, including National Orchestral Institute (NOI), and the Tanglewood Music Festival.
He was named a 2019 composer fellow in the American Composer’s Orchestra Earshot
program with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; a 2019 composer fellow with the Nashville
Symphony Orchestra’s Composer Lab; and 2019 cycle five grand prize winner of the Rapido!
National Composition Contest. Nabors is also a 2020 Fulbright scholarship recipient to
Sydney, Australia, studying with composer Carl Vine at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.