Gustav Hoyer was born in Denver, CO in 1972. He began his musical pursuits in high school by studying music theory, piano, and violin. He pursued degrees in composition and has written music for a wide variety of ensembles, media, and settings. His recorded music has been heard in film, on radio, and in performance around the world. He continues to create new music that draws on the tools of classical vocabulary to create musical narratives that are modern in their contemplations. He was the founder and Artistic Director for the Los Angeles-based Orchestra Unleashed, and is currently serving as the Artistic Director of NoCo Artists. As a conductor he has performed over 20 new compositions by composers from around the world.