• Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dylan Findley’s music compositions explore and express intangible truths through the convergence of heart, mind, spirit, and body without disregarding the power of irony and dry wit. His career has led him to commissioned collaborative projects premiered on three continents by top new music performers. As a clarinetist, he has performed and improvised music across the US and in Medellín, Colombia, and he leads an on- campus improvisation group.

Dylan has received commissions from the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Barlow Endowment, the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts, São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival Orchestral Commissioning Project, New American Voices, the
American Guild of Organists Student Commissioning Project. His works have been featured on at festival in Italy, Brazil, Colombia, and across the United States by groups including newEar, the McCormick Percussion Group, Galán Trio, Transient Canvas, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Ensemble Mise-En,Quarteto L’Arianna, Mnemosyne Quartet, Great Noise Ensemble, PULSE Trio, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and Brigham Young University’s Wind Symphony. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Independent Study Advising

Alex Nathanson (currently working on video game soundtrack)

Robert Stark: Missing Indigo (link: https://robertstark.bandcamp.com/album/missing-indigo)

Imzadia Conrad (made a jazz-inspired portfolio of original compositions)


Figurings for percussion quartet and clarinet (October 2023)

Premiered by the McCormick Percussion Group with Calvin Falwell at the University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL.

Cosmic Cliffs for piano, live electronics and interactive video (May 2023)

Premiered by Ting Luo at Old First Concerts in San Francisco, CA

Ánimo for piano trio. (November 2022)

Premiered by Galán Trio as part of their Midwest Kinesis Tour in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. To be released on their forthcoming Kinesis II album in 2024.

i2i (July 2021)

Premiered by Nathan Mensink and Russ Zokaites at the 2021 International Trombone Festival at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.

The Story of Our Journey (October 2020)

Premiered by Csaba Jevtic-Somlai virtually in 2020 and live in October 2021 at Their Story is Our Story’s Lecture Series at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. The audio and video footage central to the work was used in partnership with international refugee advocacy organization Their Story is Our Story.


2022 Keynote Speaker for the VI Seminario Internacional de Investigación en Prácticas Artísticas at the Tecnológico de Artes Débora Arango Institución Redefinida.

2020 Grant Commission from the Barlow Endowment Fund.

2020 IN FLUX Cycle 9 Project Commision Grant from the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.