Tonight our Scholastic Arts Spotlight shines on one of the best young trumpet players in
Brianne Borden plays the trumpet in the
"Teaching is where my heart is at, most definitely," says Brianne.
Brianne's first love is the trumpet, and she wants to teach. Already, she's got plenty of experience to back her up. Brianne takes part in just about every music group there is at school. She also plays in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and the Hochstein brass quartet. And last summer, she traveled to
"It was by far the best life experience I've ever had. I've never played as good music as I did there, and never seen such amazing places.”
“I'm kind of a loud person and I like how loud the trumpet can be. But it also has the ability to be a little bit softer. It plays such an important role in both orchestras and bands, so it's kind of fun."
Brianne says teacher Michael Struzik is one of her role models, and the feeling is mutual.
"Being around that kind of excitement she's made me a better musician. And that's a rare, a rare thing for a student to make a teacher into a better musician," says Struzik.
"I've always just had a love for kids and I really feel that I should share my joy of performing with others that may grow up to be really great performers," says Brianne.
Brianne will study music education at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Right now, she's setting the kind of example that may put her quite literally, at the front of the class. She's a future teacher, playing all the right notes.
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