Sean Vigneau-Britt is a jazz pianist, composer, and teacher.  He composes using a broad stylistic palette that includes work for musicians, theater directors, and choreographers. He co-founded the Brooklyn Composers Alliance and authored the book "Jazz Scales." He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Music degree from Brooklyn College Conservatory.

 

Sean studied classical piano at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, from 1993-1999.  He studied jazz piano and trumpet at Concord Academy from 1999-2003, where he also studied music theory, Western music history, and jazz arranging.

 

In 2004, he studied jazz composition, arranging, theory, sight singing, and performance at the Bill Evans Piano Academy in Paris, France.

 

In 2008, Sean received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied composition, performance (piano, trumpet, guitar), theory (classical and jazz), Western music history, ethnomusicology, electronic music, and conducting.  He received the 2007-2008 Presser Foundation Fellowship.

 

After working in San Francisco for five years as a professional jazz pianist and private piano teacher, Sean moved to Brooklyn, NY, to work as a freelance composer.  He received a Master of Music degree in composition from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music in 2016.  He received the Morton Feldman Award in Composition and the Nancy Hager Music History Prize.