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Artistic Director/Conductor

Brayton Bollenbacher!

After spending the last six years in the Pacific Northwest as the Artistic Director of Diverse Harmony, the nation's first queer straight alliance youth chorus, and Diverse Harmony's small a cappella ensemble Spectrum, Brayton is ready to sweat in the southwest with Desert Voices Mixed Chorus and Reveille Men's Chorus. Prior to his time in Seattle, Brayton received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts in Sexualities Studies in 2007, completing a thesis on How Gay Male Bias influences the Gender Performance of Drag Queens in and out of Drag. After spending six amazing years in Columbus, OH, Brayton completed his Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington. Brayton completed his LICSW credentials in 2014 while directing Diverse Harmony. Brayton is so excited to be changing lives and fostering community through song in Tucson and cannot wait to continue to amazing progress that these organizations have made throughout their existences.