CEO & Co-Owner
Artist and educator, Dr. Brianne Borden joined the faculty at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in the Fall of 2020 and serves as Assistant Professor of Trumpet. She is a member of the Potsdam Brass Quintet and Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra of Northern New York.
Having an active performance schedule, Brianne presents recitals and masterclasses at numerous universities and conferences nationally and internationally. She has led clinics for schools and organizations such as the Colburn Conservatory, Ithaca College, University of Northern Arizona, S.E. Shires, the International Society for Music Education, College Music Society, the International Women's Brass Conference, and multiple International Trumpet Guild Conferences. Brianne's guest artist and soloist performances include the University of North Dakota, the Hawaii Youth Symphony Orchestra, Arizona State University, and she was a featured soloist for the opening concert of the 2019 International Women's Brass Conference.
An advocate for wellness within the classical music community, Brianne teaches a Musicians' Wellness class at SUNY Potsdam and has researched heavily in the field. Prior to her arrival at Potsdam, she has served as Instructor for a weekly class titled Movement for Musicians at Arizona State University, as well as Instructor of Yoga for Musicians at the University of Colorado. Brianne wellness expertise is centered in the realms of performance anxiety, musculoskeletal health, and the practical application of yoga techniques. Recently, Brianne co-authored, alongside Dr. Karen Koner and Dr. Jenny Potter, two scholarly studies: "Yoga as a Mindfulness Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic" and "Stress and the Music Educator During the COVID-19 Pandemic."
As an ERYT and YACEP certified yoga instructor, Brianne has been teaching yoga for nine years and actively leads teacher trainings in formats ranging from power, to yin, to yoga sculpt. She has held the position as Programming Manager through CorePower Yoga, where she also led trainings and taught weekly classes. In addition to yoga and meditation accreditations, Brianne has also completed the Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine training through the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Brianne completed her Doctoral studies at Arizona State University, where she served as Teaching Assistant to David Hickman and was recipient of Raphael Mendez Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student. Preceding ASU, 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. Lastly, she is an alumna of SUNY Potsdam where she received a Bachelor's degree in Trumpet Performance and her love of brass chamber music was established in the Frackenpohl Honors Brass Quintet.
Brianne is proud to be an S.E. Shires artist.