Braden started his lifelong love with barbershop in Middle School after being invited to a Harmony Explosion Camp by a family friend. His first quartet was with his brother and two other friends (who were cousins - it's a small town) which was never officially named but sang throughout high school.
Braden officially joined the Barbershop Harmony Society after moving to NYC following college in 2008, joining both the Big Apple Chorus and Voices of Gotham and maintaining dual membership through 2010. He has served on VoG’s executive board for almost the entire history of VoG, including as president from 2011 through 2012. This period saw VoG win their first District Championship and make their first competitive appearance at International in Portland. He currently serves on VoG’s executive board as Treasurer, a position he’s held since 2015.
As a quartetter, Braden is a 3-time Barbershop Harmony Society Mid-Atlantic District Collegiate Quartet champion first with Next Stop (twice) and with the Frat Pack, singing bass in both quartets. He also is a 3-time Northern Division Quartet Champion with Flatiron Four singing bass as well (highest District finish - 5th in 2011).
In his career, Braden is an Associate Director of Project Management for a leading medical communications agency in Manhattan overseeing a portfolio of brands from several of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, he is also a member of the national music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.