The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

6.01.21 – 6.05.21

Brianne Borden

Session: Yoga

Dr. Brianne Borden is a trumpet player and Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at SUNY Potsdam and member of the Potsdam Brass Quintet. Brianne is an active clinician and soloist, having presented recitals and masterclasses at numerous universities and conferences around the country. These include the NAMM Believe in Music Week, Colburn Conservatory, Ithaca College, University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of Northern Arizona, the Hawaii Youth Symphony, and the International Women’s Brass Conference, among more. Brianne has competed and toured at an international level and performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Brianne completed her doctoral studies in Trumpet Performance at Arizona State University, where, alongside her playing and appointment as Teaching Assistant, she researched heavily in the field of wellness for musicians and served as instructor for a weekly class titled Movement for Musicians.

Brianne is enthusiastic about performance as a tool for educational outreach and leadership. Evidence of this is shown in her participation as a founding member and serving as Personnel Director of the Phoenix Brass Collective and involvement in outreach programs such as the Aspen Music Festival and School. As an entrepreneur, Brianne currently acts as co-owner and CEO of a virtual yoga studio, Yoga for All Musicians, catering specifically to the physical and emotional needs of musicians. Yoga for All Musicians offers 18+ weekly yoga classes, workshops, virtual retreats, and community nights, as well as collaborates with organizations to provide accessible wellness to a wide variety of musicians. Brianne has published multiple articles and developed workshops on ways to incorporate wellness into a musician’s lifestyle in order to counteract repetitive motion injuries, battle performance anxiety, and maintain a sustainable music career.

Brianne received her Master’s degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Colorado – Boulder where she taught as a Teaching Assistant as well as performed with the Graduate Brass Quintet. She is also an alumna of SUNY Potsdam where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance. Her principal trumpet teachers include David Hickman, Dr. John Ellis, Justin Bartels, Terry Sawchuk, and Herb Smith. Brianne is an S.E. Shires artist.






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