My Story

IMG_3909 - Version 2I grew up singing in the Trinity Choir of Men and Boys under Walden Moore and the American Boychoir under James Litton.

When I was 17, my high school choir director, Chris Shepard, invited me to conduct a short performance of the Taft Collegium Musicum, and I developed an interest in choral conducting.

I continued my musical studies at Yale University, where my mentors included Marguerite Brooks and Jeffrey Bernstein.

During my junior year of college, I founded The Elm City Girls’ Choir, which later expanded to become United Choir School. I have remained involved with the organization ever since.

I’ve served as Music Director of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport, CT since 2005 and have sung for many years with the Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society under Nicholas Renouf.

In recent years, I’ve begun working with the Saecula Institute for Choral Leadership, Saecula Women’s Choir, and Earthly Sound Vocal Ensemble.

I established ChoirLife.com in 2015 to learn more about fellow choral musicians and share their stories.

Viva la musica!

Tom Brand

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