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

Brad Drinkwater

Suffolk Symphonic Choir | Pianist

Brad Drinkwater received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, with dual concentrations in voice and piano, from New York 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. He later earned a Master of Arts degree in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Brad has been teaching music, including 7th through 12th grade mixed and treble voice choirs, for fourteen 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. Additionally, Brad frequently serves as a sponsor teacher for skilled Music Education degree candidates from various music teacher preparation programs.

Brad has been the pianist for the Suffolk Symphonic Choir since its inception in 2013. He enjoys working as a collaborative pianist and performing throughout Long Island. He also maintains an active voice and piano studio and is 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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