Brenda Brenner

Brenda Brenner is the Eugene O’Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean (Interim) and Associate Professor of Music Education in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin, as well as courses in violin and string pedagogy. 

She received a BM and BME from Wichita State University, and an MM and DMA in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music. In addition to her appointment to the Music Education Department, she serves as co-director of the IU String Academy, a position she has held since 1993. Her String Academy students have been featured in concerts in major venues throughout the United States and have presented tours throughout Europe, Asia and South America. 

As director of the Fairview Project - a program in which every first and second grader in an underserved school is taught violin as part of the curriculum - Brenner is researching the cognitive, academic and social outcomes of early instrumental music instruction. An active performer of chamber music throughout the United States, Brenner partners with pianist Kenneth Huber and her husband, organist Christopher Young. She also teaches and conducts at the IU Summer String Academy and is Assistant Director of the IU Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists. She is an active international clinician, with recent appearances at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the ASTA National Conferences, and at Music Educators Conferences throughout the United States. Brenner is a Past President of the American String Teachers Association.

Brenda Brenner ostenta los cargos de Eugene O’Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean (Interim) y Associate Professor of Music Education en la Jacobs School of Music de la Universidad de Indiana, donde da clases de violín y cursos de pedagogía del violín.

Se graduó con BM y BME en la Wichita State University, y obtuvo un MM y un DMA en Interpretación en la Eastman School of Music. Además de su cargo en el Music Education Department, es codirectora de la Indiana University String Academy desde 1993. Sus alumnos han dado conciertos en importantes salas de todo Estados Unidos y han realizado giras por Europa, Asia y Sudamérica. 

Como directora del Fairview Project - un programa en el que todos los alumnos de primero y segundo de Primaria de una escuela desfavorecida reciben clases de violín - Brenner investiga los resultados cognitivos, académicos y sociales de la enseñanza instrumental temprana. Desarrolla su actividad como intérprete de música de cámara en todos Estados Unidos y actúa regularmente junto al pianista Kenneth Huber y su marido, el organista Christopher Young. También enseña y dirige en la Indiana University Summer String Academy y es directora asistente del Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists de la Universidad de Indiana. Ofrece cursos internacionales regularmente, de los que cabe destacar sus recientes apariciones en la Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, las ASTA National Conferences y las Music Educator Conferences. Brenda Brenner ha sido presidenta de la American String Teachers Association.