We are pleased to welcome Dr. Brett Robison as the new director of the Trinity Choir. You will find him helping with music at the 8:30 am and 11:00 am Mission campus services starting September 26 and leading Wednesday choir rehearsals starting October 6.
Dr. Brett Robison has conducted choirs and orchestras of all ages and ability levels for the past twenty-five years. Most recently, Brett served as the assistant professor of music and director of choirs at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. At Viterbo University, Brett conducted the Concert Choir, 9th Street Singers, and Rose Chorale. He also taught conducting, choral methods, voice lessons, and served as the Artistic Director for the annual “A Viterbo Christmas” concerts.
As a choral conductor, Brett also served on the faculties of Waldorf University and Upper Iowa University. As a public school music educator for almost ten years, he taught in Iowa, Minnesota, and Arizona where his ensembles consistently received superior ratings. He has also taught general music and choral music to grades K-12. Brett continues to be in demand as a clinician and festival conductor for choirs and orchestras.
Brett is the new executive director of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and has a passion for nonprofit leadership in the arts. Brett founded the music nonprofit organization, Scottsdale Musical Arts and served as the artistic and executive director. He also directed the youth symphony and adult orchestra programs while also serving as the assistant director of the children’s choirs and professional adult choir, Scottsdale Choral Artists. As a church musician, Brett has served congregations throughout the Midwest and Southwest. He most recently served as the Director of Music and Collaboration at Decorah United Church of Christ in Decorah, IA.
Brett’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in music from Luther College, a Master of Music in conducting from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of Arizona. His teachers and mentors include Bruce Chamberlain, Elizabeth Schauer, Bradley Ellingboe, Weston Noble, Timothy Peter, Donald Hamann, and Richard Nace. Brett lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife, Jennaya, and his three children, Elise, Grace and Benjamin.