Brandon Felder is a multifaceted and passionate musician, producer, composer and educator. Felder earned his undergraduate degree from Howard University in Music Education and Master’s Degree from University of Maryland College Park in Music Education where his thesis project was published. Felder was recently recognized in 2018 as one of the Forty under 40 in Prince George’s County (Maryland) within the area of Arts and Humanities.
Mr. Felder serves as Fine Arts Co-Director at the SHABACH! Christian Academy (Landover MD). Felder previously served as Performing Arts Department Chair at Largo High School where the program earned distinctions such as 2015 GRAMMY® Signature School Award Semifinalist, 2016 GRAMMY® Grant Recipient and 2017 NAMM® Music Merit School Awardee. Felder was also executive producer for the Largo High School Choir album project “Rejoice!” (November 2017) and made history as the first high school to reach #7 on Billboard Gospel Music Charts and presented a CD release concert at the Kennedy Center for 1150 attendees (December 2017).
Felder actively serves within the community, through his private piano instructional studio and has serves the sacred music community holding posts at Metropolitan Baptist Church and Woodstream Church. Felder held previous sacred music posts at Alfred Street Baptist Church, Reid Temple AME Church, and First Baptist Church of Glenarden. Felder also served as the Artistic Associate Director and Musical Director for the Washington Performing Arts Society (Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Division) for numerous years.
Felder is a Governor on the GRAMMY Recording Academy Washington DC Chapter Board and serves as the DC Education Committee Chairperson on the GRAMMY Board. Felder has been afforded the opportunity to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra, Shania Twain, the late Marvin Hamlisch, Richard Smallwood, Walter and Edwin Hawkins, Stephen Hurd, Kurt Carr, Donald Lawrence and many others. Felder performed for President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and Oprah Winfrey and served as musical director for the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia for Black History Month (February 2013). Brandon is constantly seeking to lead young people (and the young at heart) to experience music in a way they never have before.