Colin Brumley

Associate Producer

Colin Brumley grew up in Duxbury, MA, a seaside suburb of Boston. As an active member of his high school wind and jazz ensembles, he performed at both Carnegie and Symphony Halls, sparking his affection for classical music. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Analysis and a Minor in Saxophone Performance from Northeastern University. At Northeastern, he hosted a weekly radio show called The Pöwer Höur, exploring music ranging from classical to heavy metal. Before professionally entering the world of radio, Colin worked in music licensing, in organizations in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Wall Street. Outside of work, he enjoys his role as guitarist and songwriter for his heavy metal band, which is signed to his own label. Other than music, his interests include cooking, writing, and the New England Patriots.

Holst unknowingly wrote heavy metal's first - and most significant - riff.

Commonly analogized as "a conversation among friends," chamber music invites the listener in to a conversation between the musicians.

John Field. The name may not mean much to you, but if you’re like me and absolutely love Chopin’s nocturnes, you’re in luck: there’s another composer who pulls off something similar to that sound. And not to burst your bubble, but I’m here today to tell you Chopin was not first; as the hipsters would say, John Field wrote nocturnes before it was cool.

I’ll cut right to the chase – I absolutely adore classical music. But around the office, I’m proudly known as "the metal guy." Because I have such a diverse array of musical interests – I love Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as much as Slayer – nothing gets me more excited than when two seemingly antithetical music worlds collide. I’m here today not to share a heavy metal instance of classical music quotation, but a rock one – more specifically, progressive rock.