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Brandi H. Troxel West Houston, Texas
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Name:   Brandi H Troxel
Phone:   832-689-3747
Email:   branditroxel@yahoo.com
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Last Update:    2013-06-22 21:47:37
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Katy, West Houston, Richmond, Fulshear

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Brandi H. Troxel, MM, is a pianist and soprano in Houston, TX. She received a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Louisiana College, Pineville, LA in 1997 and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Her musical training as a pianist began at age 6 in New Orleans, LA. Her piano training was in Suzuki and Bastien method books, as well as sight reading, ear training, theory, improvisation, and technique. As a young piano soloist, she appeared at the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans, LA with the Suzuki Piano Forum. At age 11, she was the Junior Division winner of the Discovery Talent Search in the New Orleans Region. While in high school, she won the Louisiana State Hymn Playing Festival three consecutive years.

Brandi has performed with the New Orleans Symphony and Choir, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Louisiana College Opera and Chorale, and Louisiana State University Opera and Chamber Choir. She has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Louisiana College Chorale in 1995 and toured Germany and Austria in 1997. She was also crowned "Miss Louisiana College" and competed in the "Miss Louisiana Pageant" in 1997.

Brandi has a private piano and voice studio where she teaches students from age 4 to adult. Her emphasis is on teaching classical and religious music combined with music theory. She also emphasizes the importance of steady practice and parental guidance throughout the years of instruction. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns.

DEGREES MM in Vocal Music Performance, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2000 BM in Vocal Performance , Louisiana College, 1997

MUSICAL EDUCATION VOICE: 1998-2000, Southeastern Louisiana University, Scharmal Schrock, Hammond, LA 1997-1998, Louisiana State University, Terry Patrick-Harris, Baton Rouge, LA 1993-1997, Louisiana College, Dr. Loryn Frey, Pineville, LA 1991-1993, Private Studio, Diana Cangemi, Harahan, LA PIANO: 1993-1997, Louisiana College, Mary Anne Crump, Pineville, LA 1982-1993, Private Studio, Lana Rhinehart, New Orleans, LA 1981-1993, Suzuki Piano Institutes and concerts, New Orleans, LA

PRIVATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE 1992-present, Beginners and advanced piano and voice students of all ages; Focused on classical music and composers, church music, theory, technique, ear-training, sight-reading, scales, diction, and performance practice; All students are entered in festivals, competitions, and recitals Suzuki, Bastien, and MacIntosh Theory method books used

WORKEXPERIENCE 2003-2004, EC/LS Music Teacher at Presbyterian School in Houston 2003-2004, Houston Grand Opera Chorus Member 2003-2009, Houston Chamber Choir Member and Soloist 2002: Music Director - St. Charles United Methodist Church, Destrehan, LA 1999-2000: Pianist - First Baptist Church, Thibodaux, LA 1998-1999: Elementary Music Teacher - Bissonet Plaza Elementary, Metairie,LA 1997-1998: Soloist and section leader - St. James Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge, LA 1997: Choir section leader and soloist - St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Pineville, LA 1996: Pianist and soloist - Kolin Baptist Church of Kolin, LA 1995: Choir section leader - St. James Episcopal Church of Alexandria, LA 1994: Youth choir leader - First Baptist Church of Pineville, LA

MAJOR CHORAL PERFORMANCES SOLOIST: Handel's Messiah , New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992 CHORUS: Orff's Carmina Burana , New Orleans Symphony Chorus, 1992 Handel's Messiah , New Orleans Symphony Chorus, 1993 Brahm's Requiem , Louisiana College Chorale Rutter's Gloria and Te Deum , Louisiana College Chorale, 1995 Faure's Requiem , Louisiana College Chorale, 1996 Halquist's Requiem, LA Philharmonic Orchestra, NOBTS Choir, 2002

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE 1984: Piano soloist at New Orleans World's Fair with Suzuki Piano Forum 1993: Chorus member of New Orleans Symphony Chorus 1995: Carnegie Hall performance with Louisiana College Chorale 1997: Toured to Austria and Germany with Louisiana College Chorale 2000: Jubilant Year Celebration, St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral Soloist w/LA Philharmonic Orchestra 2002: CD Recording - Halquist's "Requiem" with LA Philharmonic Orch.

AWARDS AND HONORS 1984: Suzuki Piano soloist at World's Fair in New Orleans, LA 1989: Discovery Talent Search - Junior Division 1st place Winner - $1000.00 1991: Riverdale High School's "Star Search" Vocal winner 1993: Louisiana College Piano and Voice Full Scholarships 1993: Overture to the Cultural Season Voice Scholarship - 1st place 1993: NATS Freshmen Women 1st place winner 1994: National Federation Music Clubs Biannual Vocal Women's 1st place - LA 1994: NATS Sophomore Women 2nd place winner 1995: NATS Junior Women 2nd place winner 1996: National Federation Music Clubs Biannual Vocal Women's 1st place - LA 1996: "Miss Louisiana College Pageant" winner 1996: Monroe Symphony Orchestra Women's Voice 1st place winner 1996: "Miss Louisiana Pageant" Opera Award, Contestant in "Miss Louisiana" 1998: Baton Rouge Opera Guild Scholarship Winner 1998: NATS Younger Advanced Women Winner - Spring Conference 1999: NATS Younger Advanced Women Winner - Spring Conference 2000: Master Class with Dr. Richard Miller, New York Metropolitan Opera

Brandi Troxel, EC/LS Music Teacher Presbyterian School 5300 Main St. Houston, TX 77004 713-620-6325

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