BIOGRAPHY

Tristan is an accomplished composer and arranger. His music has been performed across the country and abroad by ensembles including the University of Nevada, Reno Contemporary

Music Ensemble and Orchestre à Vents Péro-Phonique in Montreal. He has received three Sherill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theatre Awards for large ensemble composition. He has a passion for wind music, and complex moving textures. 

Tristan Perez is also the founder and artistic director of the Philanthropic Philharmonic (Phil Phil), a virtual orchestra comprised of members from around the world who record music to raise awareness for various causes. In addition to leading and arranging covers for the Phil Phil, Tristan also edits the audio and video for the group. You can learn more about the Phil Phil here. 

While completing his masters in music composition at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Tristan focused on writing music to help listeners and performers cope with stress. He spent his time researching Eastern philosophy, Yogic practices, and Pranayama to inform his masters piece, Vritti.

Tristan has been identified as both a leader and organizer in and out of the musical world. He conducted and led the Pops Orchestra at UCSB for 3 years, managed 5 buildings as a Guest Services Manager for UCSB’s Conference and Hospitality Services, and helped plan and execute “Art and Psyche: The Illuminated Imagination.” The interdisciplinary conference focused on the use of art as a form of healing and featured 400 presenters over the course of 4 days. He currently spends much of his time collaborating with others working on a wide variety of projects ranging from sock puppet film noir musicals to complex solo pieces to colorful band music and everything in between!

Outside of music, Tristan enjoys rock climbing, board games, and snuggling up with his cat, Maestro.

Tristan earned his Masters in Music Composition from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB. He also has a Bachelors in Music Composition from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB.