Oboist MU1 Briana Tarby, of Edison, New Jersey, joined the Coast Guard Band in September 2012. Prior to joining the Band, she performed as a freelance solo, orchestral and chamber musician in the New Jersey and New York area and was about to begin a fellowship with the New World Symphony.
MU1 Tarby received a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University in 2010, where she was the winner of the 2010 Woodwind Concerto Competition. She also completed requirements for a Master of Music degree from Mannes College The New School for Music in 2012 and was a winner of the college’s school-wide 2012 Concerto Competition. MU1 Tarby has spent summers studying at Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival and School. Her principal teachers have been Elaine Douvas, Roger Roe, Linda Strommen and Andy Adelson.