David Brandes

B. Mus., New England Conservatory
M.Mus., Boston University

David E. Brandes teaches Music Theory, Piano, and Choral Union. His particular interests are organ performance, composition and conducting. "I find a small university setting most conducive to developing each student's unique creative musical talents."

Music Theory:
Theory is the backbone to all musical studies. It establishes the technical understanding needed for performance and provides skills necessary for the creative process. It also gives students insight into formal and stylistic elements.

Professor Brandes intsructs students in music theory.Music Theory courses:

Fundamentals of Music
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV

Advanced studies in music theory may include Form and Analysis, Counterpoint, Composition or other areas of student interest.

Theory I-IV are required for students majoring in music.
Theory I-II are required for students minoring in music.
Fundamentals of Music may be required for some students.
Any level of music theory may be waived by the music faculty based on a student's prior knowledge.

Professional Memberships:


American Guild of Organists, Boston Chapter, Boston, MA
American Symphony Orchestra League, Washington, DC
National Society of Literature and Arts, Washington, DC
The Organ Historical Society, Richmond, VA
American Faculty Federation of Teachers, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH