Alliance Announces New Education Director

Brandi Couse bio photoThe Alliance for the Arts is pleased to announce its newest addition, Education Director Brandi Couse.  Ms. Couse will be responsible for expanding youth and adult multidisciplinary arts programming at the Alliance.  Her primary responsibilities include developing season classes & workshops, coordinating youth art camps, developing outreach programming and promoting arts education throughout the community.

Ms. Couse received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education & a Master’s in Music Performance from the University of Florida.  She is a certified K-12 instructor and was the music teacher at Westside Elementary in Clewiston for the past 11 years, where she was named Hendry County Teacher of the Year.  Prior to that, she taught high school band, chorus and keyboard for 6 years in Gainesville, and was named a U-F Distinguished Educator.  Ms. Couse says she is proud to join the Alliance team.  “Art enriches our lives and everyone deserves to lead an enriched life.  I am so pleased to become a member of the Alliance family, a place where lives are enriched every day.”

A 29 year resident of Florida, Ms. Couse is an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys camping, fishing and birding.  She also composes & plays music and is a visual artist who draws and paints.  She lives in Fort Myers with her husband and their twin 6-year-old daughters.

Click HERE to send her an email if you’re an instructor interested in proposing a new class or workshop.

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