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Mr.  Brian  Hodges
Choir Director & Keyboard Instructor
Phone Icon 334-567-5158 ext. 54252      Email Icon   Email

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Subjects Taught
FINE ARTS: Piano .5C (280032ag), FINE ARTS: Vocal I 1/2 (280052), FINE ARTS: Vocal II 1 (280053), FINE ARTS: Vocal III 1 (280055)

Education

Auburn University, Auburn, AL/Master of Education in Music, Summer 2018-Present

Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL/Collegiate Piano Lessons Fall 2017-Spring 2018

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY/Bachelor of Music Education, 2004

Prattville High School, Prattville, AL/ High School Diploma, 2000



Bio

Mr. Brian Hodges joined the Wetumpka High School staff in 2014 as choral director and keyboard studies instructor. Mr. Hodges teaches Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Advanced Choir, Pop A Cappella and Keyboard Level’s I, II, and III. Under his leadership, the choir program has developed exponentially. Each year students are actively auditioning and being selected for All-State Choir. In 2016, Mr. Hodges started the Tribal Tones, an auditioned Pop A Cappella ensemble that meets before school. The school now regularly participates in State Choral Performance Assessment (SCPA). The Wetumpka High Choir Fish Fry, begun in 2016, has now become a performance and event that the students and community look forward to. And each year, more and more students are signing up to join the program. Last year Mr. Hodges wrote and received a $20,000 grant that allowed WHS to double the size of the keyboard lab and offer upper level courses. Mr. Hodges is committed to developing strong student leaders and co-sponsors the Beta Club. Prior to WHS, Mr. Hodges led music at First Presbyterian Church in Millbrook, taught private music lessons, and worked in instrument repair at Art’s Music.

 

Mr. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from the University of Louisville and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Music Education at Auburn University. While at UofL, he was active in the Student Government Association, serving as Vice President of the School of Music and as a Senator for the University. Mr. Hodges also led the North American Saxophone Alliance and National Association for Jazz Education student organizations. His professional affiliations include Alabama Music Educators Association, NAfME, Alabama Vocal Association, and the American Choral Directors Association. In demand as a flautist, clarinetist, and saxophonist, he has performed with Aretha Franklin, Johnny Rivers, Ronnie Milsap, the Louisville Orchestra, the Evansville Orchestra, and has traveled the world performing on cruise ships.

 

Coming from a musical family with both uncles and a father all serving as musicians in the United States Air Force, Mr. Hodges developed a passion for music early on. When he began playing saxophone at Prattville Junior High School, his father signed him up for private lessons with a former Alabama Bandmasters President, a Bandmasters Hall of Fame member as well as woodwind clinician for Yamaha and King, Truman Welch. These lessons instilled Mr. Hodges with a deep love and dedication to music performance and education.

 

Aside from teaching at WHS, Mr. Hodges leads the choir at First Presbyterian Church in Wetumpka. He is also developing a community children’s choir and teaches flute, clarinet, saxophone, and oboe lessons. In his spare time he enjoys jogging, swimming, biking, cooking and coaching his son’s soccer team. He resides on a small farm in Wetumpka where he raises his son, chickens, goats, and a Jersey cow.