Brandon McGrath

Brandon is currently a senior at Hixson High School and performs on the viola in his high school orchestra as well as Chattanooga’s Youth Symphony Orchestra as principal violist while studying under CSO violist Tamara Hobbs. Over the past few years, he has participated in Tennessee’s All-East & All-State Orchestras and has played in various chamber ensembles for gigs as well as festivals and youth programs, one of which currently stays as an independent string ensemble comprised of three Chattanooga high school students. He also attended Sewanee Summer Music Festival in 2015 and plans to attend another summer festival in 2017. Outside of music, Brandon enjoys writing, reading about philosophy and psychology, hiking, and web design. He considers his most inspiring musical moment to have occurred during his summer of 2015, where he premiered arrangements and compositions by virtuous composers with a viola quartet at SSMF. After high school, Brandon intends to study music in university and develop a professional music career.