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Curriculum Vitae: The Course of Life


Somerville Theatre

2011 - 2014


Musical Director, Arranger, & Performer

Brendan served as the musical director of the Somerville Theatre's 2011 Summer Midnight Movie series and for its 2014 centennial celebration.

Brendan's Notes

The midnight movie series was my introduction to the Somerville Theatre. It was a 15-minute pre-show featuring music, dance, & comedy for the Saturday late-night features in the summer of 2011. That first performance was the first time I'd been in a venue that was big enough to support the sound and volume of my amplifier. After the first gig, I was hooked and kept looking for more opportunities to play in that venue (see TimeStamp & Beck Song Reader). The sound in that place is amazing.

In 2014, Ian Judge, the creative director, asked me to lead the pit band for the theatre's centennial celebration. I put together a ten-piece band that supported the opening acts, overture, and pre-show.

The Somerville Theatre is a magical place. I've played a few sold-out performances and a few intimate engagements there; they've all been incredible experiences.

Education & Skills

Berklee College of Music

1994 - 1998

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Professional Music with a focus on arranging & composition
  • Volunteer: Berklee's Music Mentoring program; teaching gifted High-School students in the Boston Community
Private Studies

1998 - 2009

Master Training

  • Jay Weik
  • Tim Miller
  • Charlie Banacos

Computer Skills

  • Google Workspace
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • iMovie
  • Logic Pro X
  • Garageband
  • Sibelius
Website Design
  • Craft CMS
  • Wordpress
  • Languages:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Twig