His previous positions include assistant and cover conductor for the Lexington Philharmonic, assistant conductor of the University of Michigan Orchestras, and conductor of the University of Michigan Orpheus Singers. In 2010, Mr. Brier was named a Prizewinner for his “exceptional conducting” during the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic’s international conducting masterclass and competition. In 2012, he completed additional studies in Paris with noted conductor, John Nelson. Mr. Brier has conducted in masterclasses with Giancarlo Guerrero, Hugh Wolff, Jorma Panula, Alexander Polishchuk, Victor Yampolsky, Carl Topilow, and Ragnar Bohlin.
Mr. Brier completed his graduate studies at the University of Michigan’s conducting program where he studied orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kielser and choral conducting with Dr. Jerry Blackstone. He is a recipient of the Julian and Vera McIntosh scholarship for promising young musicians and conductors, the Dr. Charlene Archibeque scholarship for choral conductors, and the Dorothy Greenwald scholarship.
Updated November 2014
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