A b o u t
Brianna Drevlow began her musical studies at the age of three, studying classical piano and later, added cello lessons. In 2010, she performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, was a featured recording artist with Minnesota Public Radio in 2011 and has performed as a solo pianist on tour in Italy and France.
As a composer, she has won several competitions and has had the privilege of collaborating with professional groups. Her film, "Twenty Three Words," received acclaim for its hybrid electronic scoring. In 2015, she was among the top composers in the United States selected to study at the ASCAP Film Scoring Seminar at New York University and was fully funded as a Concordia College research scholar. She was selected as one of the four composers for the “VocalEssence ReMix” program in collaboration with the VocalEssence Singers and the Jerome Foundation. Recently, her electronic music has gained momentum, as she has been selected for numerous performance opportunities, including her latest acceptance to the NoiseFloor2017 International Electronic Music Festival at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom. She recently won the 2017 Summer Singers Young Composers Award with her choral work, Eli Eli.
She is currently working on several projects in the fields of media and concert music, with recent commissions from the Lyra Trio. In her spare time, she is also an advocate for the Arthritis Foundation and the Children's Miracle Network, as her sister struggles with juvenile arthritis. Drevlow is currently Miss Minnesota 2017 and was a preliminary and overall non-finalist talent winner at the 2018 Miss America competition.
Drevlow holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory/Composition from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she studied with Steven Makela and Colin Holter and and is pursuing her Masters in Composition at Bowling Green State University studying with Mikel Kuehn. She on scholarship as a graduate teaching assistant and has ambitions to educate at the university level.
Past instructors have included:
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Mikel Kuehn, composition
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Steven Makela, composition
Colin Holter, composition
Rene Clausen, composition
Jay Hershberger, piano
Jessica Narum, theory/research
Greg Hamilton, cello
New York University, Manhatten, NY
Michael Levine, film
Mark Suozzo, film
Ariel Marx, Logic ProX
Sergi Casanelles, Logic ProX and ProTools
Conservatorio di Musica A. Vivaldi, Alessandria, Italy
Andrea Carcano, piano
John Gianinni, piano