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Brady Kerr


Brady Kerr

Instructor, Music Industry Studies

Norco College School of Visual & Performing Arts

Brady Kerr is a Grammy®-nominated educator, a voting member of The Recording Academy, and has been in the music and theater business for over 40 years. He is a classically trained pianist and vocalist, an award-winning composer, and a Berklee College of Music in Music Production graduate. He spends most of his creative time as a recording engineer, music producer, graphic designer, and celebrity vocal coach (The Voice, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and Survivor). He has also worked with and recorded Olympic athletes. Currently, Brady is full-time faculty in the Music Industry Studies program at Norco College, where he teaches Digital Audio Production, Pro Tools, Songwriting, Recording Studio Workshop, and Performance Techniques for Studio Recording courses. He is also the director of Studio Arts Ensemble, Norco College’s live performance ensemble. Brady is an Avid Certified Instructor in Pro Tools | Music and has proctored certification exams for hundreds of students since 2010, helping them become certified “Users” and “Operators” of the industry-standard music production software. Under his leadership, the Music Industry Studies program has released 20 albums under Norco Music, all available on, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and anywhere else you stream music. All songs were written and performed by Norco Music students and alums (except for their Christmas album, Winter Still, which consists of traditional holiday cover songs.) Kerr is the faculty co-chair for NC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Marketing committees and a member of the LGBTQ+ Advocates committee.

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Mustang of the Month April 2022 Brady Kerr


Mustang of the Month - April 2022

Brady was nominated because of the high quality of care he has for students. His nominator wrote, “He creates an environment of collaboration, respect, and inclusiveness that gives students permission to express themselves creatively through music creation. His support leads to consistent and high-quality student output, exemplified by the latest MIS commercial album releases (” The nominator goes on to described how Brady’s students come to understand that they can trust and depend on each other in a community defined by his example of acceptance and support. Probably one of the greatest compliments an educator can receive is that students routinely report participating in MIS makes them better human beings and the extra support and care for students is evident in the music they create together.

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