Adjunct Professor of Music

DM.M., Wayne State University
B.M. (summa cum laude), Wayne State University

School: School of Humanities
Email: bgauvin@rc.edu

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Private piano
 


HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians
  • Member of the American Choral Directors Association
  • 2007 Wayne State Concerto Competition winner
  • Funk Family Memorial Scholarship (National Association of Pastoral Musicians)
  • MuSonics Graduate Scholarship (National Association of Pastoral Musicians)

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

  • Director of Music and Worship, Holy Name Parish, Birmingham, MI (2013-present)
  • Director of Music, St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church, Canton, MI (2010-2013)
  • Numerous accompanist positions, including Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, DSO Civic Orchestra, Cantata Academy Chorale, Rochester Community Chorus, Belleville Community Chorus, Birmingham Musicale, American House Senior Chorus.  
  • Private piano studio (2001-present)

PERFORMANCES:

  • Kypros Markou and Friends, Kypros Markou, director

    Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478, Mozart, pianist, Celebration of Mozart’s Birthday, WSU, 2014

  • DSO Civic Orchestra, Charles Burke, conductor:

     Pines of Rome, Respighi, organist, Fall Series Concert, 2012

  • DSO Civic Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, conductor:

    The Four Seasons, Vivaldi, continuo, Grand Opening Gala for the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, West Bloomfield, MI, 2011

  • WSU Concert Chorale, Norah Duncan IV, director:

    Gloria, Rutter, organist, 44th Annual Salute to Concert to Downtown Detroit, 2010

    Requiem, Faure, organist, 41st Annual Salute to Concert to Downtown Detroit, 2007

    Kyrie Eleison, Vierne, organist, St. Jude’s 65th Anniversary Concert, Detroit, MI, 2006

  • WSU Orchestra, Kypros Markou, conductor: 

      Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467, piano soloist, Mozart, 2007

 

PERSONAL:

Mr. Brandon Gauvin holds bachelors and masters degrees in organ performance from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), having studied with Norah Duncan IV and Ronald Prowse.  He studied piano and organ privately with Gerald Goslin.  Brandon has extensive accompanying experience throughout the Detroit area, performing with the DSO Civic Orchestra, various ensembles from Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy, and numerous community choirs.  Brandon is the director of music and worship at Holy Name Parish in Birmingham, and has served as organist/choir director in in the Archdiocese of Detroit for 14 years.  Brandon resides in Royal Oak with his wife, Joslyn, and daughters, Ayla and Clara. He is an avid golfer and reader, but most enjoys the challenges and blessings of music-making, both as a solo and a collaborative musician.