Conductors – Brett

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Dr. Brett Stewart
Dean & Founding
Musical Director,
California & Texas

Dr. Brett Stewart and his wife Mindy are the parents of seven children. Stewart is a conductor, composer, pianist, and vocalist. Together with his brother, he founded Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras in 2007. As a Dean & Founding Musical Director for MCO, Stewart travels extensively to all five locales. Along with his brother, he is also a composer-in-residence for MCO, having composed and arranged well over one hundred works for the organization, including the full-length oratorio Messiah in America, and the full-length patriotic work To Be American.

Stewart has taught music to youth and adults for nearly three decades. Prior to founding MCO, Stewart conducted and accompanied various choirs, including University of Cincinnati Men’s Chorus and Chamber Choir, Fountain Valley High School choirs, Meridian School choirs, Brigham Young University Men’s Chorus under Rosalind Hall, Chapman University Concert Choir under Dr. William Hall, and Southern California Children’s Chorus under Lori Loftus.

Stewart received a doctorate degree in choral conducting with cognate studies in composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a master’s degree in choral conducting from California State University, Long Beach, and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Brigham Young University. His mentors include Earl Rivers, Stephen Coker, Dale Warland, Shawn Okpebholo, Jonathan Talberg, Ronald Staheli, Rosalind Hall, Jeffrey Shumway, William Hall, Joseph Matthews, Mack Wilberg, Ted Reid, and Susan Bana.

Extremely active and busy with his family and religious life, Stewart devotes his career time exclusively to MCO and other composing projects. For inspiration, he draws from the nature that surrounds him in the northeast Texas countryside where he and his family reside.