DMA, Catholic University of America, 2012
MM, Eastman School of Music, 2003
BS in Music, Southern Adventist University, 2000
Dr. Brian Liu holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the Catholic University of America and a Master of Music in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. His principle professors include Mikhail Kopelman, Charles Castleman, Jody Gatwood, Christian Teal, and Mark Reneau. He has performed with numerous orchestras, chamber groups, and has appeared as soloist with the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, SAU Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Youth Ensemble.
An enthusiastic teacher, Dr. Liu serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Washington Adventist University and as Assistant Conductor of the New England Youth Ensemble. Liu has previously taught at Augusta State University and Keuka College. In addition to his teaching, he has previously held the position of Music Director of the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra.
When not teaching or performing, you can find him out running, cooking in the kitchen, planning his next dream trip, or hanging out with his wonderful wife, Esther, and two children, Caitlin and Joshua.
Co-chair, Solo Strings Festival
Board Member, Maryland State Music Teachers Association
Member, American Federation of Musicians
Member, American String Teachers Association
Member, College Music Society