Seann Branchfield grew up in Newport, Oregon where he began his musical education. He received a B.A. in Music Theory/Composition from Linfield College in 2006 and a M.A. in Music from the City College of New York in 2008. Branchfield's pieces have been performed at the No Dead Guys concert series, the Northwest Oboe Seminar, the Ernest Bloch Music Festival and by various music ensembles at Linfield College, the City College of New York, and New York University. Branchfield has also composed music for several theater productions. Other notable ensembles that have performed Branchfield's music are the New York Miniaturist Ensemble and the London Chamber Group. Also, Branchfield frequently performs his own music on various instruments and in various genres.