Photo credit: kevin Bourassa - arts laureate

Photo credit: kevin Bourassa - arts laureate

Brian J. Isaac is currently the Artistic Director of Alexandria Choral Society in Alexandria, VA and the Church Circle Singers in Annapolis, MD.  He has most recently held the positions of Assistant Conductor with the Washington Master Chorale in Washington, D.C. and Director of Choirs at Damascus High School in Damascus, MD.

In 2013 the Damascus High School Chamber Singers were honored to perform, by invitation, at the prestigious Carnegie Hall as part of the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Program under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong.  In 2015, the Chamber Singers made their National Presbyterian Church debut as a featured choir alongside the City Choir of Washington during their winter performance "The Holly and the Ivy.”  In 2016, Brian’s advanced choirs made their National City Christian Church debut, performing Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass with organist Stephen Kalnoske.  And, in 2017 the DHS choirs performed, for a second time, at Carnegie Hall as part of the Worldstrides Heritage Performance program.

The Church Circle Singers, having just concluded their second full season in Annapolis with their program A Love Everlasting, have been praised for their clean, focused choral sound and their adventurous programming.  Their new music-mentor initiative, the Church Circle Young Singers, offers a unique opportunity for talented high school choral students from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, to engage with the professional singers of CCS in an intensive rehearsal and performance process. 

In addition to conducting, Brian maintains an active professional singing schedule and has performed with organizations like the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Chorale, Opera Roanoke, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington Master Chorale, among others.

Brian holds a Master's of Music in Music Education from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor's of Music Education from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor's of English from the United States Naval Academy.