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Brandon Hollihan is currently a doctoral student in choral conducting in the Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame, and also teaches Aural Skills at the Raclin Center for the Arts in Indiana University-South Bend.  Before this, he was a high school vocal music teacher and the music director at Northwest United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio.  In 2018 Brandon had the opportunity to participate in the Chorus American Conducting Academy in southern California, as well as the prestigious Norfolk Chamber Music and Choral Conducting Festival run by Yale University.  He earned dual Master’s degrees in vocal pedagogy and choral conducting from Ohio State and a Bachelor’s in voice from Notre Dame.  Recently conducted works included Schoeberg’s “Friede auf Erden,” Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Haydn’s The Creation, and J.S. Bach’s cantata “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.”  Brandon has also sung professionally with Opera Columbus and is also a skilled pianist and organist, giving solo recitals in both Ohio and Indiana.



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