Brianna Brinton

I studied violin under Dr. Cha beginning my freshman year of college at Idaho State University.  I was nervous to begin lessons with such an incredible musician, but I found that Dr. Cha gave instruction with accuracy and kindness—teaching me technique and challenging me to grow in my understanding of the finer details of musicality.  Beyond individual instruction, she coached my string quartet for several years. With her guidance we learned to tune in (pun intended) to each other more acutely, in practice and performance, to match styles, interpretations, breaths, and emotions.  Moreover, she is an exceptional performer and I am grateful to have played in symphonic performances together and to have attended one of her solo performances.  I count myself blessed to call her my friend.