Brandon Pemberton is an enthusiastic and passionate choral conductor and music educator. Brandon earned a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education from the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance with Highest Honors. During his time at the University he focused primarily on choral conducting and music education. He studied conducting with Julie Skadsem and Eugene Rogers, and sung in choirs under the direction of Jerry Blackstone, Eugene Rogers and Paul Rardin. He also studied voice with Stephen Lusmann and occasionally enjoyed working and performing in the community as a soloist and section leader for area churches.
Brandon served as the musical assistant for the University of Michigan's youth ensemble program, working with gifted and talented high school singers from around the state. He also served as the President, Vice President, and Treasurer for the University's student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Also, Brandon was chosen as one of nine nationally chosen semi-finalists for the American Choral Directors Association's Conducting Competition in 2013.
Brandon enjoys teaching students of all ages, with experience teaching in a large high school choral program as well as teaching vocal music at the elementary level. He brings passion and spirit to his work with young singers, and looks forward to his time with Anima.