Get to know Brandon
Brandon Christie began studying piano at the age of 8. He came to the tuba in the 5th grade and found continued success. After winning the John Philip Sousa award in high school for exceptional musicianship he attended The Ohio State University for his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Following several recordings on the Naxos label and completing his studies at Ohio State, Brandon furthered his music education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he was a teaching assistant and performed in the Graduate Quintet. While in Massachusetts, Brandon was Principal Tuba with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and Holyoke Philharmonic. Following his Master of Music degree Brandon was a successful freelance artist in Boston and then won an audition with the 122nd Army Band (Columbus, Ohio). Whilst pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Ohio State, Brandon performed numerous times with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Pops, and Brass Quintet as an First Call Associate Musician. Brandon was also adjunct faculty at Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio) from 2017 - 2021 teaching applied low brass lessons and Rock & Roll history. In his free time Brandon enjoys maintaining aquariums, supporting local indie music, and playing amateur ice hockey.