Objective

Accomplished professional seeking opportunities where over 10 years of experience in music and education will add value to the workplace.

Professional Skills

  • Communicate and resolve interpersonal issues efficiently and effectively
  • Interact well with team members, skilled in interpersonal relations and public speaking
  • Streamline workflow, prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Direct projects, attend to details, plan ahead, meet deadlines
  • Plan, schedule, and organize meetings, activities, and events
  • Compose business correspondence including reports, proposals, memos, and letters
  • Teachable, learn quickly and adapt flexibly and easily to changing situations
  • Maintain proficiency in Windows and Macintosh platforms, MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, Entourage, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Adobe Acrobat, Finale, Sibelius, ProTools, Logic Pro, Quicken, internet browsers
  • Familiar with computer networks, computer savvy, master technology easily
  • Continue education and certifications as needed, including passing CBEST
  • Speak, read, and write conversational Spanish and Polish

Summary

Beata Brandt currently is a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus.  Ms. Brandt studied music at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned a degree in music composition. Her interest in composition grew out of a love of the great variety of sounds and textures that brings music into being. While attending CSULB, she also studied piano, voice, and conducting. Beata has performed in the dance piece "The Evil Garden" by Erin Mitchell. The CSULB Studio Orchestra and University String Quartet have performed her compositions. Percussionist, Dave Gerhart, has performed her timpani solo, "Flights of Fancy", a work he commissioned. As a member of the CSULB University Choir, she has sung with the Long Beach Symphony, Long Beach Camerata Singers, Pacific Symphony, and Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and recorded for World of Warcraft III. She has also played the piano in the studio orchestra under the baton of Tim Simonec (Diary of Anne Frank, Lost, Alias, The Incredibles), and recorded for student films. Piano performances include chamber music, piano ensemble, accompanying, and student recitals. Beata has played the piano, harpsichord, or celesta as a member of Collegium Musicum, Studio Orchestra, and New Music Ensemble. Beata has worked as a vocal coach, and church music director. She has appeared in the music video "Outside" for the band Kill the Complex. Beata most recently took part in a one on one mentoring session with renowned film and concert music composer, Bruce Broughton at the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo. Besides studying classical guitar, she has accompanied many vocal and instrumental soloists and several choirs, and played for performances of musicals. Beata has accompanied the choirs, and coached vocal and instrumental students at Renaissance High School of the Arts in Long Beach, CA.  Beata has also accompanied several community choruses, and taught voice and piano. She continues to perform contemporary and classical works as a pianist, accompanist, vocalist, and conductor. Beata lives in the Miwaukee area, and is open for projects in film music, concert music, dance, or piano and vocal performance.

Education

Education
Aug 2000 - Dec 2006

Bachelor of Music

http://www.csulb.edu/~music

In addition to my degree in music composition, I have undertaken advanced studies in piano,voice, and instrumental and choral conducting.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Composer

Self Employed

Please go to http://www.beatabrandt.com to hear samples of my music.

Mar 2009 - Jun 2009

Accompanist, Vocal and Instrumental Coach

Renaissance High School of the Arts, LBUSD
  • Play music of all genres, including classical, jazz, popular music and musical theatre at rehearsals and performances.
  • Sight-read music and lead sectionals as needed.
  • Provide accompaniment during vocal coaching and instrumental coaching.
  • Provide personal coaching to both vocalists and instrumentalists.
Feb 2008 - Jun 2009

Piano, Voice, and Theory Teacher

Cornerstone Music Conservatory
  • Teach students from early beginners (age 4) to advanced levels and adults.
  • Provide accompaniment during vocal coaching.
  • Prepare students for recitals.
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009

Piano, Voice, Theory and Composition Teacher

Pacific Conservatory

  • Taught students from early beginners (age 4) to advanced levels and adults.
  • Provided accompaniment during vocal coaching.
  • Prepared students for recitals and certificate of merit testing.
Nov 2007 - Dec 2008

Accompanist

La Mirada Singers, Adult Education- Vocal Arts
  • Played music of all genres, including classical and popular music and musical theatre, at rehearsals and performances.
  • Sight-read music as needed.
  • Coached individual singers as needed.
  • Assisted in breakdown of sound equipment.
Nov 2007 - Dec 2008

Accompanist

Emeritones, Cerritos Community Senior Chorus
  • Played music of all genres, including classical and popular music and musical theatre, at rehearsals and performances.
  • Sight-read music as needed.
  • Assisted in breakdown of sound equipment.
Oct 2007 - Dec 2008

Accompanist

Together with Music Senior Chorus
  •  Played music of all genres, including classical and popular music and musical theatre, at rehearsals and performances.
  • Sight-read music as needed.
  • Substituted for the director to lead rehearsals when needed.
Oct 2007 - Dec 2008

Accompanist

Note-A-Belles Women's Chorus

  • Played music of all genres, including classical and popular music and musical theatre at rehearsals and performances.
  • Sight-read music as needed.
  • Substitute directed rehearsal when needed.
Apr 2007 - Dec 2008

Piano, Music Theory, and Voice Teacher

European School of Art and Music

• Teach students from early beginners (age 4) to advanced levels and adults. • Provide accompaniment during vocal coaching.

Apr 2007 - Sep 2007

Trust Operations Processor

Wells Fargo Bank

Analyzed documents, index documents in the trust database according to document priority

Nov 2006 - Dec 2006

Assistant to Holiday Gift Coordinator

Creative Artists Agency

* Coordinated and processed international packages * Provided quality control, assisted with domestic and courier packages.

Oct 2003 - Jun 2006

Music Director

CCUCC, Los Alamitos

* Coordinated musical activities with pastor, youth director and worship commission. * Directed Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Handbell Choir and instrumentalists during rehearsal and worship services. * Provided piano accompaniment and solo performances during services as needed. * Maintained communication with congregation and musical communities.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

Accompanist

Orange County High School of the Arts

* Provided musical accompaniment for 7th hour Music Appreciation class, 7th and 8th grade levels. * Played music of all genres, including classical music and musical theatre. * Substitute taught the class, and sight-read music when needed.

Certifications

Certifications
Dec 2006 - Present

CBEST

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