Brett brings an exciting combination of talent, entrepreneurial zeal, and a deep connection to our mission. He is a rising star with tremendous energy and passion for choral music. With his commitment to the highest standards of artistic excellence and exuberance for the advancement of the choral art-form, we look forward to many exciting opportunities in our community, nationally, and abroad.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be the next Artistic Director of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. It's an extraordinary organization with a high-caliber artistic tradition and wonderful relationship with the Tampa Bay community. I look forward to building on the Chorale's 40-year legacy, and exploring new and unique ways to engage both our singers and audience."
- Brett Karlin
In addition to being our Artistic Director, Brett will be maintaining his positions as Artistic Director for Master Chorale of South Florida and Music Director of the Broward Symphony Orchestra. We are delighted to share Brett with such wonderful organizations as we know it will increase opportunities for our singers and audiences in Tampa Bay, South Florida, and beyond to experience the joy and power of choral music.
Read the article published in the Tampa Bay Times on April 4, 2018:
Master Chorale of Tampa Bay taps Brett Karlin as new artistic director after two-year search
ABOUT BRETT KARLIN
Leading performances praised as "intense, richly detailed...polished and well-crafted" (Miami Herald), "finely nuanced and expressive" (South Florida Classical Review), and "integrating choral and instrumental sonorities with clarity and impact" (Palm Beach Arts Paper), Brett Karlin is quickly establishing himself as a dynamic conductor of choral-orchestral masterworks. Having worked with a wide variety of ensembles, Karlin is a passionate performer of large-scale symphonic masterpieces, while equally at home with historically informed performances of distinctive Baroque repertoire.
Karlin is also the music director of the Broward Symphony Orchestra, a musical institution celebrating over 50 years of vibrant, inspiring performances of the symphonic repertoire. The 2017-18 Season will include four concert series featuring a diverse amount of repertoire from Handel and Vivaldi to Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.
In addition to these appointments, Karlin has maintained guest conducting engagements with a variety of choral and orchestral ensembles, including The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and The Symphonia, held the position of chorus master for Florida Grand Opera, and mentored the next generation of classical musicians as the artistic director of Florida's Singing Sons, an internationally renowned, award-winning youth choir.
In 2009, he became the assistant conductor for Seraphic Fire, where he assisted with that ensemble's critically-acclaimed and 2012 Grammy-nominated CD, "A Seraphic Fire Christmas." Karlin also served as assistant chorus master and singer for the Professional Choral Institute's recording of the London version of Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem, which received a 2012 Grammy nomination for "Best Choral Performance."
Karlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Voice from Florida State University and Master of Music from University of South Florida. An avid lover of music from the Baroque era and historically informed performance (HIP), Karlin can be found tuning harpsichords and listening to J.S. Bach when not working with ensembles.