Brandon Smith
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Brandon Smith

Brandon S.

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Hello! I'm Brandon. I'm a music educator in Rural Alaska. I love singing!

The voice is the instrument you play from the soul, and good vocal training can translate to all aspects of musicianship and life itself. I am passionate about what I do, and cannot wait to use my gifts to help you along your musical journey.

My qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music Education, and 4 years of teaching experience. I have taught in the private and group settings, and received the Region I Music Director of the Year award here in Western Alaska.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. Your musical success is much more important to me than my paycheck. Let me know how I can help!

-Brandon R. Smith

About Brandon S.

Hello! Welcome to my page!

I am a Christian first, a singer and educator second, and a nerd and Alaskan third.

I am a certified teacher of Vocal and Instrumental Music in the states of Alaska and Arkansas, and have taught these disciplines in the public schools of Alaska for three and a half years.

I am absolutely passionate about educating people, and showing people the beauty of making a joyful noise.

If you choose to sing with me, you will learn proper vocal technique, essential theory, how to hear music effectively, and how to perform well under pressure. I have loads of experience teaching this subject, and cannot wait to share that expertise with you!

Additionally, I am a student of Scripture, Piano, and Guitar. I love teaching these subjects as well, and am more than ready to get you started in these disciplines!

Finally, I am a lifelong nerd. Whether it's American Government or Geography, I am more than happy to help you study for that exam.

Thanks for checking out my page! Have a great day!

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Experience

Music Director
Aug 2017 - Present

City School District

Instructor in Choir, Band, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, and General Music

Education

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015

Arkansas Tech University

Certifications

Certified Educator
Jun 2017

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

Licensed Educator
May 2017

Arkansas Department of Education

Awards

Region I Music Director of the Year
May 2018

Alaska School Activities Association

Affiliations

American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2011
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
National Association for Music Education
Aug 2011
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

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