The 46th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk • San Antonio, Texas

Brianne Borden

Session: Morning Yoga for Musicians

Trumpet 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. Furthermore, Borden 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.

Having an active performance schedule, Borden 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, the Conn-Selmer Institute, S.E. Shires, the International Women’s Brass Conference, and multiple International Trumpet Guild Conferences. Borden’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, Borden 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. Borden’s wellness expertise is centered in the realms of performance anxiety, musculoskeletal health, trauma-informed mindfulness, and the practical application of yoga techniques. Recently, Borden 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.” In addition to yoga and meditation accreditations, Borden has also completed the Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine training through the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Borden 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, Borden 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. Borden is honored to be an S.E. Shires Artist.

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