Violin and Viola, a native Austinite, is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Oregon. Recently, Jennifer was awarded Outstanding Musician by the Austin Critics Table and Teachers Who Make a Difference by Fox 7 News. In 2005, Jennifer performed at the White House in Washington D.C. with Viva Trio and most recently won Educator of the Year from the Austin Under 40 Awards. Jennifer is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of music with a minor in Psychology from Case Western University, and a Master of Music with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She has studied with such renowned teachers as David Cerone, Jascha Brodsky, and David Updegraff, and has performed in Master Classes presented by Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, and Dorothy Delay.
Jennifer has performed as leader and soloist with the Chamber Soloists of Austin, A. Mozart Fest as well as performing as a member of the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera and the Austin Chamber Music Center. Ms. Bourianoff has served on the faculty at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Lutheran University, and the American Festival for the Arts as Professor of violin/viola and chamber music. She was invited to perform chamber music at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires in 1997 and in 2001 at the VIII International Festival de Otono in Mexico.
Ms. Bourianoff can also be heard on recordings produced by Disney, Capital Records, Plasma Records, and live concerts aired on National Public Radio, as well as performing as Concertmaster of the Texas Philharmonic, which recorded music for the movie Spy Kids 2. She has performed in nationally broadcasted commercials for the Texas Travel and Tour Industry, Southwestern Bell, Schlotsky’s Sandwiches, and Daisy Sour Cream. Jennifer has also coached chamber music, taught master classes, and performed throughout the United States, South America, Germany, Mexico, and France.
Cello, also a native Austinite, holds a Master in Cello Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She studied under renowned cellist and educator Phyllis Young and has participated in master classes presented by Guenther Schuller, Marvin Hamlisch, Gerald Fishbach, and Randy Sabien. Carrie taught and conducted for the University of Texas String Project, and, at that time, founded her private teaching studio, which she maintains today. She is a member of the Mid-Texas Symphony and the Austin Cello Ensemble.
In addition, she records and performs with various Texas bands, including the eclectic duo, One Black Lung. She is also a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, National Educators Association, and Education Austin. Ms. Miller was the conductor of the Austin Youth Orchestra for the 1996-1998 seasons. She has taught orchestra in the Austin public schools since 1995. Under her direction, two middle schools achieved their first University Interscholastic league Sweepstakes award. She currently is the orchestra Director at Clint Small Middle School. As a professional educator, conductor, and classically trained cellist with eclectic musical pursuits, Carrie may certainly be described as a well-rounded musician.