Kendall Renaud
UCLA Master of Music Choral Conducting candidate, Conducting

Kendall Renaud is a Los Angeles based Choral Conductor, Educator, Arranger, and Singer.  He is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of music, where he studies with Dr. James Bass, and is an Assistant Conductor and Teaching Assistant for the UCLA Choral Department. Kendall holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree in both Choral and Instrumental-Band disciplines from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.

While at Indiana University, Kendall was an avid member of The Marching Hundred and Big Red Basketball Band where he notably performed at several NFL games including Superbowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. He is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.  In the choral world, Kendall was a member of The Singing Hoosiers where he served as student director under Dr. Steve Zegree and Ly Wilder.  Several of his choral arrangements have been adopted by the group and have been performed across the United States.  They were subsequently featured on the ensemble’s Summer 2014 Tour to Brisbane, Adelaide, and Sydney, Australia.  Kendall was also a featured soloist with The Singing Hoosiers at the Indiana Music Educators Association State Conference in 2014,  ACDA Midwest Regional Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Australia “Hoosiers Down Under” Tour in 2014, and for collaborative performances with the Carmel Symphony at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Kendall served as the Assistant Director of Choirs at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Indiana from 2016-2020.  There he conducted the 9th Grade Mixed Chorus, two auditioned Treble Choirs, the Mixed Concert Choir, and the Concord High School Symphonic Choir while also teaching classes in Piano and Performance Practice.  He served as an Assistant Director for the school’s musical productions and has staged shows such as The Wizard of Oz, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Les Misérables.   A fan of contemporary acapella, Kendall also rehearsed and choreographed for The Concord Singers, the school’s highly selective acapella choir.  His group opened for acts such as Loverboy, Survivor, Home Free, Rachel Platten and were featured at the Kettering National A Cappella Festival in Kettering, Ohio. Several of his choirs have performed on tours throughout Chicago and Orlando, and were invited to perform alongside the Walt Disney World Orchestra and The Voices of Liberty in the annual Candlelight Processional Celebration at Epcot.  While serving as the interim Director of Choirs, Kendall led the Concord Symphonic Choir to a Top 10 finish at the Indiana State School Music Association Concert Choir State Finals Competition held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2019.

In addition to teaching, Kendall has served as an adjudicator for several Vocal Competitions, Midwest Junior High and High School Choral Festivals, and has been invited to clinic several ensembles across northern Indiana.  When not in the classroom or leading rehearsal, Kendall can be found swimming in the ocean, hiking in the mountains, or relaxing at home with his wonderful cats, Cookies and Cream.

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