Dr. Brandon Ulrich, DMA, Artistic Director
Dr. Brandon Ulrich has been teaching at Stoney Creek High School since the school's inception in 2002, where he currently serves as Director of Choral and Orchestral Activities. In addition to his school duties, he serves as Director of Music Ministries at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Choirmaster at Congregation Shaarey Zedek and is the Artistic Director for Madrigal Chorale.
He holds degrees from Southern Oregon University and Michigan State University, where he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting in 2013. Dr. Ulrich frequently presents sessions at conventions, and is called upon as a vocal and instrumental clinician and adjudicator across Michigan. He has served on the MSU College of Music Alumni Board of Directors and the Michigan School Vocal Music Association Executive Board.
His ensembles have performed at the Michigan Music Conference, ACDA State and Central Division Conventions, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, and frequently perform with the Detroit Symphony and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, in addition to biennial international tours.
Dr. Ulrich is an advocate for new music, establishing both the Stoney Creek Commissioning Project and the Madrigal Chorale Composition Competition, which annually premier several new works. His own compositions and scholarly editions are published through Boosey & Hawkes, MusicSpoke, Colla Voce Music Inc. and Musicatus Press..
Betsy Marsh, Associate Director
Yaroslav Daniels, Pianist
Ukrainian native Yaroslav Daniels is a concert pianist and winner of numerous international music competitions in the United States, Spain, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Ukraine. He is a performing member of Tuesday Musicale of Detroit including concerts at Steinway Music Galleries, the Comic Opera Guild, and LaCorda music associations. Yaroslav earned his Master’s degree in Piano Performance in the United States and his Bachelor’s and another Master’s degree in the prestigious Dnipro Academy of Music in Ukraine. Yaroslav was a soloist of Dnipro State House of Organ and Chamber music, frequently performing with prominent symphonic orchestras and on International music festivals. He currently gives solo and collaborative concerts with prominent musicians, choirs and bands in concert tours across the United States and Europe. Since Feb 2022 Yaroslav organized or participated in more than 25 Benefit Concerts for Ukraine raising thousands of dollars in humanitarian help for Ukraine.