Brad Pierson is the founder and director of whateverandevermane., a project based vocal ensemble currently based in Toledo, OH. He has served on the faculty at University of Toledo (Director of Choral Activities) and Western Illinois University (Assistant Prof. of Music Education). Brad earned his B.M. from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, M.M from California State University-Los Angeles, and D.M.A. from the University of Washington. He began his career directing choirs at Cheyenne High School and Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, where his choirs earned superior ratings in Nevada, California, and Arizona. In 2005, Brad founded the Las Vegas A Cappella Summit, an event bringing contemporary a cappella music to high school students. Brad has presented at the state music educator conferences in Nevada (2009, 2010), Illinois (2015, 2016), Kansas (2017) and Ohio (2017, 2020), as well as ACDA Western (2010), Southwestern (2016), and Northwestern (2016) Division Conferences. He is in demand as a clinician, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States.
Below is a .pdf copy of my curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy. High-Resolution photos and other media are available upon request.
Hobbies and Interests
In addition to my work as a conductor and music educator, I have several other passions. I am an avid sports fan (Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls and the FIghting Illini). I enjoy cooking and try to experiment whenever I can. Grilling in the backyard is one of my favorite ways to spend summers and weekends. I am a craft beer enthusiast and enjoy traveling to breweries and great brew pubs around the country. I am the commissioner of an awesome fantasy football league with 11 of my best friends. We travel to a different city every August for our draft!
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