Brian Do is a freelance clarinetist based in Dallas/Fort Worth. He is a clarinet instructor in Richardson and Allen Independent School Districts, where he teaches clarinet and coaches woodwind ensembles of all levels and backgrounds. Brian’s high school and middle school students have been accepted into TMEA All-Area and All-Region bands.
In 2018, Brian joined the Artist-Faculty of Maryland Chamber Winds, a non-profit organization that hosts the Maryland Wind Festival each summer to bring wind chamber music performances to Western Maryland. In addition to serving Maryland Chamber Winds as a clarinetist and bass clarinetist, Brian is also the grants manager of the ensemble and has been awarded grants from multiple foundations and organizations such as the Frederick County Arts Council, Washington County Arts Council, Community Foundation of Washington County, and the Nora Roberts Foundation.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Brian has worked with yMusic and the Fifth House Ensemble during their respective residencies at Michigan State University. He has also performed at CollabFest at the University of North Texas, The Maryland Wind Festival, the Encore Festival in Todi, Italy, and the inaugural Selmer Clarinet Academy. During his time at Michigan State University, Brian performed with the MSU Chamber Winds at the CBDNA Regional Conference at Central Michigan University and during the international MSU Conducting Symposium. Brian strongly believes in the accessibility of music and has performed numerous outreach concerts throughout the country to communities who do not have access to live classical music.
Brian has completed degrees from Michigan State University (M.M.) and Illinois State University (B.M.). His primary instructors have included Guy Yehuda, Tasha Warren, David Gresham, and Anne Dervin. Masterclasses have included performing for Margo Garrett, David Shifrin, Stephen Williamson, Phillippe Berod, and Charles Neidich.