Brayden is an Eagle Scout and captain of his school’s speech team. While he dabbles in jazz singing and violin, by far, Brayden is in his element behind his piano. In fact, if we had a piano here tonight, he could put on a show for you that would blow you away. His proficiency has been described not as talent, but as a gift. He serves as an organist and pianist for numerous churches, entertains nursing home residents and wedding guests, serves as concertmaster for his school’s orchestra, and has started his own piano academy for young students. Brayden’s dedication, perseverance, and consistency have brought him great musical success. He often spends more hours than the average adult workday perfecting his craft. One of 11 children, Brayden is from Thief River Falls, Minn., and plans to attend Concordia College to continue his study of music in the fall.