Dean & Founding
Arizona & California
Brandon Stewart and his wife, Heather, are the parents of three children. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Brandon is a conductor, pianist, vocalist, and composer. Together with his brother, he founded Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras in 2007. In addition to his post as MCO Dean & Founding Musical Director, he is also a composer-in-residence for MCO, along with his brother. For the past decade, Brandon has devoted his life to educating and training thousands of youth and adults across the western U.S. and has conducted over 100 choral/orchestral performances in concert halls nationwide. He specializes in the proper vocal development of singers of all ages, and he is known for his tenacious, energetic approach to rehearsing and conducting.
Brandon has enjoyed competing in national and international piano competitions throughout his early life. He was second prize winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition and a finalist in the International USASU Bösendorfer Piano Competition. In 2005 he took first prize at the Music Teachers National Association collegiate piano competition, winning a new Steinway grand piano.
Brandon enjoyed extensive studies in piano, voice, chamber music, and choral music throughout his schooling. He received a master’s degree in piano performance from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Brigham Young University. His esteemed mentors include Jerome Lowenthal, Stephen Clapp, Irene Peery-Fox, Clayne Robison, Rosalind Hall, Ronald Staheli, Ted Reid, and Susan Bana.
In addition to his full-time career with MCO, Brandon devotes his energies to his religion, family, and friends. He enjoys being active outdoors in the beautiful horse town of Queen Creek, Arizona, where he resides with his family.
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