Cody W. Forrest is a composer and educator, fascinated by the ineffable in music and its ability to forge pathways between souls. His works explore the human impulse to share stories, the interplay of musical dichotomies, and a diverse spectrum of expressivity.

Cody is currently composer-in-residence with the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and has been commissioned by Phoenix, Dinosaur Annex, conductor Daniel Hege, and the Cochran Wrenn Duo. His music has been performed by Boston Music Viva, the Cassatt String Quartet, and internationally by violinist Léo Marillier. He has received the Florence Price fellowship from the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, the Classic Pure Vienna International Composition Competition grand prize, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, and was selected for the 2015 EarShot New Music Readings. In 2016 he served as composer-in-residence with Chamber Music Campania in Varano, Italy. Teaching appointments have included Northeastern University and New England Conservatory. Cody currently resides in Boston, MA.

D.M.A., New England Conservatory. M.M., Syracuse University. B.M., University of North Texas. Studies with Kati Agócs, Malcolm Peyton, Daniel S. Godfrey, Andrew Waggoner, and Cindy McTee.