Director, WSU ETHOS
M144 Creative Arts Center
Brody McDonald is and adjunct faculty member and the director of Wright State University's contemporary a cappella group, ETHOS. Brody is also the director of choirs at Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio. His choirs consistently receive the highest rating at OMEA adjudicated events, and have performed regularly at OMEA, ACDA Central Division and ACDA National conferences. In addition, they have performed with international artists such as Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, The Texas Boy’s Choir, and Pentatonix.
Brody is at the forefront of the high school a cappella movement, serving as a contributor to the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America and as a nominator/judge for the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Association (CARA). He has presented at numerous educational conferences on pop a cappella in the high school, and regularly lectures on the topic for ACDA chapters throughout the Midwest.
Brody is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in choral conducting. He is an experienced barbershopper who sang in an international champion college quartet, a top-20 open class quartet, and in a bronze-medal chorus. He has been named one of Choral Director magazine's Choral Directors of Note.
Brody is the author of A Cappella Pop: A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing. He has partnered with Deke Sharon to create Camp A Cappella, a summer camp designed to immerse singers of all ages in the contemporary a cappella style. Camp A Cappella will take place at Wright State University June 23-28, 2015. Details and registration information can be found at www.campacappella.com.