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    Brant Thomas-Murray

    Brant Thomas Murray

    Stagecraft // Certificate Program Faculty


    Brant Thomas Murray is a lighting designer, production manager, educator, and consultant who currently lives with his wife in New York City and also operates out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the Resident Lighting Designer for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, located in Pittsburgh. He is an Associate Artist with Ping Chong + Company. From 2004 to January 2013, Brant held senior management positions and designed multiple productions at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He was the Production Manager for one of the newest venues, the David Rubenstein Atrium, and the Technical Supervisor / Resident Designer for Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education (now known as Lincoln Center Education). He has over twenty years of professional experience and, since arriving in New York City in 2003, has designed or collaborated on over 700 productions for theatre, dance, concerts, musicals, operas, events, fashion, and architecture. In addition to teaching for the Certificate Program, teaching assignments have included classes and workshops at The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, and Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program. At Walden University, he is actively working towards a PhD in Education with an emphasis in Aesthetic Education. Brant received a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design and the William Nelson Memorial Award in 2003 from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. From 1993-2000 in Virginia he worked for Wiley & Wilson Architects- Engineers-Planners, Fauber Architects, and was a volunteer at the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center. Brant received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Minor in Drama (with a concentration in Lighting Design) in 1993 from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and Department of Drama, respectively. In 1989, he received his Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America.

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