brendanMy earliest memories of music begin with my mother’s record player on Saturday mornings, playing the music of Motown, the Beatles, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.  I found a passion for music at a very young age that has stuck with me throughout my entire life.  My passion grew to the point where listening was not enough anymore and at the age of 13, I received my first bass guitar.

I took lessons from a friend for a year before enrolling at the Uptown Music Collective in April of 2003.  The Collective gave me the chance to explore music through more than just listening but through education, countless performance opportunities and collaboration with peers.  My generation of UMC student’s was one of the first “classes” at the Collective.  A group of 8-10 students of the same age, on varying instruments who played together, learned together and performed together in some of the very first UMC major performances, which today is now known as the Major Performance Program.

Graduating Williamsport Area High School in 2006, I attended Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania from 2006-2011 attaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Entrepreneurship.  Throughout my time in college I played in several musical projects and continued to play in UMC fundraising performances with students and teachers.  Shortly after my College graduation, I was given the opportunity to join the UMC administrative staff.  I currently hold the position of Admissions and Enrollment Director and Assistant Financial Manager.