Brody McDonald is the director of choirs at Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio. His choirs consistently receive the highest rating at OMEA adjudicated events, and have performed at OMEA, ACDA Central Division and ACDA National conferences. Additionally, they have performed with international artists such as Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, The Texas Boy’s Choir, Home Free, and Pentatonix.
Brody is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in choral conducting. He is an experienced barbershopper who sang in an international champion college quartet, a top-20 open class quartet, and in a bronze-medal chorus. He has been named one of Choral Director magazine’s Choral Directors of Note.
Brody is at the forefront of the educational a cappella movement, serving as a founding member and the vice-president of the A Cappella Education Association. His group Eleventh Hour was the first high-school ensemble featured on NBC’s The Sing-Off. Brody is the author of “A Cappella Pop: A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing.” and co-author of “A Cappella” with Deke Sharon.
Most recently, Brody has developed a series of tips, tricks, and analogies for choirs called “Choir Bites.” Alfred Music has recently released a set of interactive classroom slides based on them. You can learn more at choirbites.com.