Stay up to date with some of Brandon's latest performances, releases, and other exciting events! From his work as the head of Choral and Vocal Activities at Moorpark College to leading Choral Arts Initiative as Artistic Director, you can find all of his latest happenings here!


June/July 2022

PREMIER|Project Festival

A one-of-a-kind festival hosted by Choral Arts Initiative, PREMIER|Project Festival provides selected composers with a remarkable workshop/commission experience by offering in-depth seminars, mentoring sessions with renowned composers, and interactive rehearsals. The premier for these new compositions will be July 1st, 2022 at Concordia University Irvine.

Brandon named the Louis Botto Recipient

On April 4, 2022, Brandon was named as the recipient of the Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal from Chorus America! More information about the award and Brandon's nomination/win can be found in the Chorus America press release below.

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MikeyPod Interview

Brooklyn-based composer/performer Michael Harren talks with Brandon about his work with Choral Arts Initiative, life, community, and more in his interview on MikeyPod.

From Wilderness - Premier

April 2022 marked the long awaited Choral Arts Initiative premier of From Wilderness, composed by CAI singer Jeffrey Derus and conducted by Brandon Elliott. The recorded album was also released the same month, and charted at #3 on Billboard's "Traditional/Classical" list.

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GRAMMY Museum Nomination

Brandon was one of the honored educators to be nominated for the Recording Academy's Music Educator award for 2022. Through support from current and former students, Brandon was selected as a semifinalist from the initial 1,000+ nominees.