Brenda is a doctoral student for Choral Conducting in the UW’s School of Music. I’m nominating her because of the care that she gives to her students in Women’s Chorus, University Chorale and all other facets. It’s astounding to see the ability that she has to take a group of half-way trained college students and make them sound and feel professional. She’s able to engage students readily and her optimism is infectious. She often compliments her choirs, or relays compliments given to the students, but I think I speak for all students; past, present and future by saying we could not have done it without her. Being in a choir has become one of the best parts of my college experience. Brenda is encouraging to all students, both in and outside of the classroom. I would like to thank her for all of her hard work and for being all around an awesome person.