As founder and artistic director of Minneapolis-based VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle (BF’75) is constantly creating new ways to wow an audience.

He garnered much-deserved national media attention in 2015 when his leading choral ensemble was asked to perform “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” alongside The Rolling Stones when they performed at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Choir members rang out the song’s melody while Brunelle directed them from the stage.