Trevor Van de Velde (b. 1998) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Fresno currently based in Berkeley, California.


Trevor’s works are designed to explore the intrinsic relationships formed by performance practice. Often utilizing found objects and electronics, Trevor’s works aims to form an aspectual interface between performer, space, and source of sound.

His works have been premiered at Hertz Hall at the University of California Berkeley, CSU Fresno, and the Center for New Music (SF).

Trevor is currently a Masters student at Dartmouth College studying composition and sonic arts with Ashley Fure and Michael Casey. He also holds a B.A. in Data Science and Music from UC Berkeley where he studied composition with Ken Ueno, Ed Campion, and Franck Bedrossian. He is the recipient of the 2018 Nicola De Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition, 2019 UC Berkeley Music Theater Prize, and the 2020 Eisner Prize for the Creative Arts. Trevor was also a selected participant in New Amsterdam Record’s Composer Lab Workshop.


He is currently the founder and keyboardist of the experimental music ensemble, drefor as well as Berkeley Noise, an undergraduate new music ensemble based at UC Berkeley.