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A Michigan native, Brandon Faber has served in leadership positions in the United States and Europe, notably in the areas of performing arts, arts education, fundraising, and community engagement.

At LACO, Brandon heads all special events to support the fiscal health of the Orchestra and works closely on advancing individual contributions, focusing on broad based appeals and major gifts.

Prior to joining LACO, Brandon was Executive Director of the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra where he successfully led the turnaround of a 40-year-old semi-professional orchestra to a professional regional orchestra in Southeast Michigan. From targeting the areas of audience development, communications, educational programs, board governance, and strengthening community ties, Brandon led the organization to four new performance venues, concert attendance growth of 200%, new fundraising events, and repaired AFM union relations.

At The War Memorial, a center for the arts, veteran affairs, and community programs located on the historic Alger Estate in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Brandon was the Director of Community Engagement, leading programming, marketing + communications, and operations to offer over 250 programs on a campus that welcomes over 200,000 visitors each year.

Brandon is passionate about connecting communities and advancing equity and diversity. He currently serves on LACO’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee. Prior to focusing his career on executive leadership in the arts, Brandon taught piano under the auspices of organizations including the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival where he taught at inner-city elementary schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan, The Community House where he taught for community programs in Birmingham, Michigan, and the Leysin American School in Switzerland where the student body represented over 50 different countries.

Brandon is a graduate of Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts in music and psychology, and is a graduate of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach where he earned a Master of Music in orchestral conducting.