About

Saxophonist Brianna Buck is an active performer and collaborator. Brianna has had appearances at the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Manor House, WGTE radio station (Toledo, Ohio), and conferences such as the 2017 New Music Gathering, the 38th annual Bowling Green State University (BGSU) New Music Festival, the 40th International Saxophone Symposium, and the 2018 World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia.

Brianna is currently a member of Oklahoma State University’s Graduate Saxophone Quartet and is a past member of Aurora Quartet (Ohio). Brianna was a member of the BGSU Wind Symphony for four years and is now in the Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.

In addition to ensemble work, has collaborated on different projects including the making of Dr. Marilyn Shrude’s “Trope” music video, Nick Zoulek’s debut album, “Rushing Past Willow,” and Bowling Green State University’s Broadway Cares, a cabaret show that raises money for HIV/AIDS awareness and research.

In 2015, Brianna was the winner of the 49th annual BGSU Concerto Competition and performed Karel Husa’s Élegié et Rondeau with the BGSU Philharmonia.  She was also a prize-winner in the 2016 and 2017 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competitions. Brianna was named a BGSU Bravo Scholar in 2016 and was a featured performer at the Bravo BGSU gala in April 2017. Her other awards include the BGSU Music Talent Award, the Mark S Kelly Band Scholarship, and the Bernice Coulon Scholarship.

Brianna is currently a first-year graduate teaching assistant at Oklahoma State University where she studies under Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert. Before her time at Oklahoma State, Brianna studied with Distinguished Artist Professor Dr. John Sampen of Bowling Green State University and with Dr. Nathan Nabb of Stephen F. Austin State University. She has played in masterclasses for Dr. Noa Even, Dr. Jonathan Nichol, Dr. Joseph Murphy, Dr. Jan Berry Baker, and members of The Assembly Quartet. Other former teachers include Dr. Matthew Younglove and Nick Zoulek.