School of Music


Dr. Brad Pierson, DMA
Brad Pierson

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Office Phone: (309) 298-1544
Title: Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education

Brad Pierson is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Western Illinois University. Brad earned his B.M. from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, M.M from California State University-Los Angeles, and D.M.A. from the University of Washington. Previously, Pierson taught at Cheyenne High School and Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, where his choirs earned superior ratings in Nevada, California, and Arizona.

In 2005, Brad founded the Las Vegas A Cappella Summit, an event bringing contemporary a cappella music to high school students. Brad has twice been asked to present at the Nevada Music Educators Association All State Convention. In 2010 he was a presenter at the ACDA Western Regional Convention in Tuscon, Arizona. In 2012, Brad founded whateverandeveramen., a project-based choral ensemble which is focused on breaking down the traditional audience/performer paradigm by creating unique, and non-traditional performance events.