Suffolk Concert Choir | Pianist
Brendan Sparks is director of the 11th and 12th Grade Mixed Chorus and AP Music Theory teacher at Longwood High School in Middle Island, NY. At Longwood, Mr. Sparks is also the Vocal Director of the school musical, and Director of the Choral Lions Select Chorus.
Mr. Sparks is a graduate of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Music Education. He studied piano under Eugenia Tsarov, and was the accompanist for the Phoenix Club, Men’s Chorus, and Hosmer Choir.
As a choral director, Mr. Sparks’ ensembles have won 1st Place at the Music in the Parks Festivals at Six Flags and Hershey Park. His students have been selected as members of the All-Eastern, All-State, and NYSCAME Festivals. Mr. Sparks’ AP Music Theory students regularly earn college credit on the exam and have gone on to pursue degrees in music.
In addition to the MYO Suffolk Concert Choir, Mr. Sparks has also been the accompanist for the MYO Suffolk Children’s Choir and SCMEA Div. II Choruses. He frequently performs as a keyboardist and vocalist in Tradewinds, an 11-piece cover band, appearing across Long Island. Mr. Sparks would like to thank his wife, Meredith, and daughters, Noelle and Ryleigh, for their love and support for all of his musical activities.