Cutting-edge interpretations and superb ensemble singing are trademarks of From Age To Age. Founded in 2007, From Age To Age has quickly made a name for itself in the upper Midwest. The ensemble performed as an auditioned professional ensemble at the 2010 MN ACDA convention, and shortly after was invited to perform as a premier professional ensemble at the 2011 ICDA Summer Symposium. From Age to Age has been featured as a Regional Spotlight group on Minnesota Public Radio, and has been included on the Classical Minnesota Public Radio Holiday CD "A Taste of the Holidays." From Age to Age has collaborated with several high school, honors, collegiate, and semi-professional ensembles including Kantorei, The Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, The Duluth East Choralaires, Bismarck State College Choirs, and the Brainerd High School Chamber Singers.
Introducing Brennan Michaels: From Age to Age’s Artistic Director brings fresh leadership and vision as a Choral Conductor and Music Educator. Michaels received his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, where he studied with Rene Clausen, Paul Hindemith, and Michael Smith. He went on to pursue his passion for choral music as a Bass with From Age to Age. In addition to directing From Age to Age, Michaels is a choral music teacher at Sartell High School, directing the intermediate and advanced women’s chorus and the concert choir.
Prior to his appointment as Artistic Director and directing at Sartell High School, Michaels was head of music at Community of Peace Academy, where he taught K-8 general music, 9-12 choir, and music appreciation courses. Apart from his duties teaching, Michaels has remained an active church musician, directing youth and children’s choirs.
Michaels recently attended the National Conductor’s Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, studying under Jon Washburn. At the Symposium, Michaels conducted the Vancouver Chamber Choir in concert, titled Poetry in Music.
Prior to moving to Minnesota, Michaels was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona, where he began his musical career in the Phoenix Symphony Guild. When not making music, Michaels enjoys outdoor activities such as river rafting and traveling.
From Age to Age has an active educational outreach program. The ensemble visits high schools and colleges across the upper Midwest, conducting focused educational workshops for both students and directors. In 2011-2012, From Age to Age conducted workshops/collaborative performances with students at Bismarck State College, St. Clair High School, Wayzata High School, the Galilee Lutheran Church Choir, and Lanesboro Junior and Senior High School. For more information, please contact [email protected].
For our 2013-2014 season, From Age to Age is happy to be hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Prince of Peace is located at 2561 Victoria St, Roseville, MN. You can find more information here.