Sean Breen (b. 1990, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian Award-Winning Composer, Conductor and Arranger. Sean has been writing and arranging since he was 16 years old, and has completed over 40 original compositions and over 50 arrangements to date. Most of his work is written for wind band, but he has written several pieces for a variety of chamber ensembles and is actively working on pieces for brass band and full orchestra. Sean has worked closely and studied with fellow Canadian Composer Donald Coakley for over 15 years.
In January 2011, Sean was selected as the winning composer in the city of Pickering’s search for a Bi-Centennial Theme Song. Sean conducted the Pickering Community Concert Band as they performed his work entitled “Pickering Fair” in March of that year at the city’s official celebration. The following year, Sean was also a winner in the Whitby Brass Band’s 150th Anniversary composition competition with his original work “Heydenshore March”.
When not composing or arranging, Sean plays Baritone Saxophone with the Markham Concert Band and has also served as their assistant conductor since December 2018. In addition to this, Sean can often be found playing or conducting his work within several other GTA based community bands.