What is your name?
Breanne Jamieson

Where are you from?
Okotoks, Alberta

Where do you live now?
Calgary, Alberta

What instrument do you play?

How long have you played your instrument?
13 years

What made you pick that/those instrument?
I was a pretty competitive child, so when a teacher said horn was hard, I picked it! Luckily, I ended up liking it! I especially love its sound and its ability to change roles within ensembles.

Where did you study?
I studied at UBC for my undergrad under Richard Mingus and Ben Kinsman. Last year I finished my Masters at Indiana University studying with Jeff Nelsen and Dale Clevenger.

Please list any awards, accomplishments, etc.
Indiana University Graduate Admission Award, Indiana University Artistic Excellence Award, Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship, Golden Leaf Scholarship (UBC), National Academy Orchestra (2015), National Youth Orchestra of Canada (2016).

If you could have dinner with any composer (living or dead) who would it be and why?
Charles Ives! I took an entire course on Ives in my Masters and I found him to be such an interesting man.

What is your favourite genre of music, other than classical music?
I like pop music! I can usually find something on the radio.

What is your favourite band?
Right now I really enjoy the Bleachers, but it is changing all the time!

Other than the KSO, who do you perform with?
I just returned to Western Canada permanently, so just Kamloops for now!

What are some interesting places you have traveled to?
Last summer I travelled to Portugal with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, which was amazing! I also really enjoyed exploring America while I did my Masters.

What are your hobbies outside of music?
I love going on road trips and exploring new cities. While living in Indiana I visited 30 different States. I am also fascinated with True Crime and love podcasts!

What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?
Chocolate Cookie Dough

What is your guilty pleasure?
I watch Grey's Anatomy religiously, even when it isn't good.

Do you get nervous? And how do you calm your nerves before a performance?
I definitely get nervous. My teacher, Jeff Nelsen, encouraged us to not make any performance "more important" in our minds that any other time we play. So I try to take practicing in my basement just as seriously as a big concert night.

Please add anything that you'd like to share with our audience
I am thrilled to be playing with this orchestra and I am enjoying getting to know the music community in Kamloops!