With a history of professionalism and compassion, Briana Engelbert enjoys sharing her passion for music with whomever she meets. Hailing from Hammond, Indiana, Briana was lucky enough to be taught by her aunt, Kristen Engelbert, before pursuing her B.M.E. at Tennesse Tech University, where she studied with the illustrious R. Winston Morris and met her partner-in-euphonium-crime, Austin Vogt. She most recently studied with famed Dan Perantoni at Indiana University, simultaneously achieving Master degrees in euphonium performance and music education. Briana has traveled through India, Paris, England, and Amsterdam, learning about diverse music cultures, performed, taught masterclasses, and studied with the euphonium virtuoso, Steven Mead.
Striving to teach and perform at high levels, Briana is currently aiding in the growth of young musicians as a band director at Riverdale High School (Murfreesboro, TN), while continuing to freelance in the area. She has performed solo works with the IU Wind Ensemble, Tennessee Tech Wind Ensemble, Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble (resulting in a Carnegie Hall tour, and the published recording - Evolutions), and the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps.
As an avid chamber musician, Briana has performed at regional and international conferences as a member of various groups, including: guest ensemble at the 45th International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, winner of NERTEC 2015 quartet competition, winner of SERTEC 2013 quartet competition, winner of 2010 DCI ensemble competition. Briana’s current projects included research into music cognition and psychology, the formation of a professional tuba-euphonium quartet, building a powerhouse high school band program, and eating all of the pizza.