Our studio guest Brandon Rockstroh has had passion for music all his life. His musical journey evolved from forming a rock band in 7th grade to becoming a choir teacher after college and writing a brand new pop musical The Book of Empty Pages. Brandon is an extraordinary teacher with a different vision, uniquely focused on team work. Brandon’s choirs have performed with the legendary Kenny Rodgers, child prodigy Ethan Bortnick, and were selected to perform at the 2012 Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) State Music Conference and the 2014 Wisconsin Choral Directors Association (WCDA) State Convention. As a singer, Brandon has performed in honors choirs and numerous theatrical productions, including in the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Moreover, The Green Bay Chamber of Commerce named Brandon a “Teacher of Distinction” in 2012, a “Golden Apple Award Winner” in 2016, and he received the “Outstanding Young Choral Director Award” from the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association (WCDA) in 2017. Finally, under Brandon's direction, the number of students enrolled in choir has increased from 102 to 240, and the annual musical has become the largest activity in his school. He also successfully supervised six student teachers, who are now all employed as music teachers around the state. In 2016, Brandon proudly led a $250k renovation of the school’s auditorium! Don't miss this awesome episode!https://thebookofemptypages.com/Dreams don’t always come true, but the art of dreaming is far more valuable than truth. Dream big, friends…it’s worth it. -BrandonMusic from https://filmmusic.io"District Four" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Podcast was co-hosted and edited by yours truly, Yura KalmychkovThank you for listening!