Sinderbrand writes with a strong sense of tonality, influenced by his years as a composer and pianist. His favorite composers are Saint-Saëns, Bach, and Puccini, and modern composers such as Debussy, Shostakovich, Respighi, Bartók, and Janaček.
He studied composition at SUNY Buffalo, where he premiered works by Copland and Stockhausen. Many different styles infuse Sinderbrand’s compositions, pushing the boundaries of tonality. His most recent works are a piano concerto and a symphony.
Sinderbrand wants the audience to enjoy the experience of listening to his music, and to feel a variety of emotions: happiness, melancholy, wonder, and melodic and rhythmic excitement.