Brian Kittredge joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty in 2010 as Director of Choral Activities, where he conducts the University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorus, and teaches courses in conducting and music education. The UAB choirs under his direction have been selected as the recording choir for the MorningStar Publication series, featuring premiere performances of K. Lee Scott’s "Gloria" and Michael Trotta’s "I Shall See." Most recently, the UAB Concert Choir was invited to perform in the Championship Competition at the Interkultur World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia in July 2014, and was the featured ensemble in the world premiere performance of Glenn McClure’s "Songs of Freedom," a project commemorating the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Concert Choir was also invited to perform at the 2012 Alabama Music Educators Conference in Montgomery, AL.
Since 2010, the choirs under his direction have appeared in various concerts throughout the United States, including premiere performances in Knoxville, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Virginia Beach, VA; Greenville, SC; Clemson, SC; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; Huntsville, AL; and Atlanta, GA. Prior to his appointment at UAB, Kittredge served on the faculty at Louisiana State University, where he taught courses in choral conducting and conducted the LSU Schola Cantorum, including a collaborative performance of Verdi’s Requiem with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the LSU A Cappella Choir in 2010. Kittredge taught middle and high school at the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans, LA, where his choirs appeared in performances at state, regional, and international festivals.
Dr. Kittredge is an active clinician and guest conductor and has appeared at choral festivals in Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, and New York. He is currently serving as the Youth and Student Activities Coordinator for the Alabama Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and serves on the artistic faculty at the New York State Summer School of the Arts, where his choirs have appeared in several concerts at the Chautauqua Institute and SUNY Fredonia. Kittredge holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University (2011), a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music (2004), and a Bachelor of Music degree from Mansfield University (2002), and has studied under the mentorship of Kenneth Fulton, William Weinert, and Peggy Dettwiler. He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.