Mr. Brandon Kandrack is in his second year as Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist at Norwin High School and Norwin Middle School. His responsibilities include directing the Percussion Ensemble, serving as Assistant Marching Band Director, and teaching music technology and music repertory courses at Norwin High School. He also teaches 7th and 8th grade percussion classes at Norwin Middle School.
A native of Monroeville, PA, Mr. Kandrack is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received his bachelor’s degree in music education with a minor in educational psychology. While at IUP, he studied percussion with Dr. Michael Kingan, conducting with Dr. Jack Stamp, and piano with Dr. Henry Wong Doe. Mr. Kandrack is currently pursuing a master’s degree in music education from Kent State University.
Prior to joining the music department at Norwin, Mr. Kandrack taught music in the Franklin Regional School District. He served for several years as the Front Ensemble Coordinator with the Gateway High School Marching Band and Co-Director of their indoor drumline. Mr. Kandrack also instructed the marching band, percussion ensemble, intermediate school percussion ensemble, and winter percussion ensemble at Kiski Area High School and was the Assistant Director of the Cavalier Percussion Group.
Mr. Kandrack currently maintains an active studio of private students and freelances around the Pittsburgh area. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Percussive Arts Society, NAfME, PMEA, and WCMEA.
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