Brenda's students play in or have played in the San Francisco, Young People's, Golden State, California, Peninsula, Oakland, Marin and El Camino Youth Symphony Orchestras, West County Winds, San Ramon, Corte Madera, Marin Sewer, College of Marin, South Bay, Contra Costa, Mission and Oakland Community Orchestras and Bands, and chamber ensembles of all types. Teen and pre-teens also gain performance and community service experience by joining her, playing duos and trios in concerts specifically for senior citizens.
Former students attend Oberlin, Indiana, Northwestern, Rutgers, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Chico, San Diego State, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and others.
Brenda has a unique perspective on what the various colleges have to offer. Having attended Music Educator conferences throughout the United States, she understands what is expected and is happy to offer training, advice and assistance with orchestra and college applications, auditions and suggestions about the next 'right' teacher for any given student.
Selecting an oboe: A frequent performer and participant at the International Double Reed Society conferences, she has gained detailed information and experience regarding the manufacture, marketing, playability and stylistic differences between the various brands ofoboes, english horns, and oboe d'amores. Brenda is a Buffet Crampon Artist.