About this Artist
Mandy Brigham (Associate Artistic Director) is in her 22nd and final season with Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. In addition to conducting LACC’s Intermediate Choir, she is responsible for overseeing the organization’s music literacy and vocal coaching programs. Brigham has prepared choristers for collaborations with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Angeles Chorale, and for the Britten100/LA production of the composer’s Prodigal Son, conducted by James Conlon. She has assisted with the preparation of the children’s chorus for numerous LA Opera productions, including Carmen, La bohème, Grendel, El gato montés, The Magic Flute, Otello, and Tosca, including the current season’s productions, under the baton of conductors including James Conlon, Grant Gershon, Alan Gilbert, and Kent Nagano.
Brigham holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she also did graduate study. Her teachers there include Morten Lauridsen, James Vail, and Charles Hirt. Other significant mentors include Paul Salamunovich and Kyra Humphrey. In addition to her work at LACC, Brigham presents at workshops and conferences for fellow educators and conductors, and she directed the vocal music program at Balboa Boulevard Magnet School in Northridge for over 20 years.