Brock Willard is a Kansas-born composer, vocalist, and trombonist experienced in a wide variety of styles and ensemble settings. His music showcases narrative elements created through careful technique and sound architecture. In his native region of Southeast Kansas, he has premiered several works at local music festivals and participated in the reading of new music for many colleagues in the area. In addition to his local success, Brock Willard was selected to attend the 2019 Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine. He currently attends Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas where he studies composition with John C. Ross and after graduating, plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri to pursue a master’s in music composition.