Alumna Briana Tarby appointed Co-Principal Oboe of United States Coast Guard Band

Oboist Briana Tarby has recently been appointed the position as the Co-Principal/Second Oboe of the United States Coast Guard Band in New London, CT. Prior to winning this audition, she was selected to join the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida as an Oboe Fellow.

“I am excited to join the ranks of great IU alumni in the professional music industry for an opportunity with this magnificent and personable ensemble,” said Tarby. “The band has already been very welcoming and I am eager to begin. I am incredibly grateful for the resources, education, colleagues, and friends that I received during my experience at Indiana.”

Briana graduated from JSoM in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance as a student of Roger Roe and Linda Strommen. She was the winner of the 2010 Woodwind Concerto Competition, performing the Richard Strauss Concerto with the University Orchestra.

Briana is a 2012 graduate from Mannes College The New School for Music with a Master of Music as a student of Elaine Douvas. She was a winner of the school’s 2012 Concerto Competition and will perform the Eugene Goossens Concerto with The Mannes Orchestra in October.

While living in New Jersey and studying in New York, Briana performed for several orchestral, chamber and solo concerts; including a concerto performance with the Colts Neck Community Band in Colts Neck, NJ. During her Masters, Briana had additional coaching and teaching from Andrew Adelson, Jeannette Bittar, Nathan Hughes, Judy Mendenhall and Sherry Sylar. She has spent summers studying at Interlochen, Brevard and Aspen.

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