About Us – Music Directors

Brad Drinkwater, Pianist for the Suffolk Symphonic Choir (MYO)

Brad Drinkwater

Suffolk Women’s Choir | Music Director

Brad Drinkwater has been teaching music, including 7th through 12th grade mixed and treble voice choirs, for fifteen years. He presently directs the Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz ensemble, while also teaching Advanced Placement Music Theory, at Connetquot High School in Bohemia. The Concert Choir actively tours major metropolitan areas and universities throughout North America and, this year, will appear at the NYSSMA Winter Conference and the ACDA Eastern Division Conference. Additionally, Brad frequently serves as a sponsor teacher for skilled Music Education degree candidates from various music teacher preparation programs.

Brad received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education, with dual concentrations in voice and piano, from New York University and later earned a Master of Arts degree in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. At NYU, he studied with David Elliott, Francisco Nuñez and Deirdre O’Donohue and served as the Assistant Director and pianist for the NYU Children’s Choir.

Brad was the pianist for the Suffolk Symphonic Choir from its inception in 2013 until his appointment as director of the Suffolk Women’s Choir in 2019. He enjoys working as a conductor, singer, and collaborative pianist, performing throughout Long Island—including as a member of the eVoco Voice Collective. Most importantly, he shares his love of music with his wife, Lauren, and their two sons.

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