Musical Director

Brandon Lucas

Brandon Lucas has been hired as the new Musical Director of the Oregon Coast Chorus in Newport, OR.  Brandon is a writer, composer, pianist, teacher, and technician who has been playing and teaching piano for nearly 20 years. He began playing at a young age, when he discovered a deep love for jazz, rock, and musical theatre performance. He began acting, singing, and performing professionally by age 13 and has since performed with world-class musicians throughout the country in a variety of musical groups and projects. After receiving his degree from te University of Colorado Boulder in 2020, he decided to focus on teaching and repairing pianos full time. In 2022, he left his long-time home of Colorado and moved to the Oregon Coast, completed his education at the Piano Technician Academy, and opened Pacific Coast Pianos in Lincoln City, Oregon. He is a member of the Piano Technicians Guild and the National Music Teachers Association.
We are very excited to have someone with this background join our chorus as the Musical Director.  His skills fit right in with our goal of providing quality acapella music in the barbershop style to our community and the overall organization of Sweet Adelines International.  While the pandemic slowed us down, the chorus continued to work on performance skills during Zoom rehearsals.  Now that we are singing in the community again, those skills are being demonstrated as we share the joy of singing.  The chorus has attracted several new members during the holiday season and will be hosting an open house on January 19th, 2023. 
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