Brina Bourliea Faciane
Instructor of Saxophone
Brina Bourliea Faciane has given recitals and performances in the United States, Canada, Italy, Cyprus, France, and most recently in Zagreb, Croatia at the 18th World Saxophone Congress with Quartetto Obrigado. As a performer and advocate of new music she has recently commissioned works for alto saxophone by John Anthony Lennon and Kirk O’Riordian, as well as a new piece for baritone saxophone by Jessica Rudman. Past projects have included works for saxophone quartet and choir, and saxophone quartet with notable composers Tõnu Kõrvits, Ben Stonaker, and Phillip Schuessler. Ms. Faciane maintains an active private studio of high school students who consistently earn top spots in the Louisiana Music Educators Association’s District IX Bands, All-State Bands, and All-State Jazz Ensembles. She is a National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota and serves as faculty sponsor of the Mu Rho Chapter at Southeastern. She is a professional member of the North American Saxophone Alliance and Music Teachers National Association. Prior to her appointment at Southeastern Louisiana University she taught in the St. Tammany Parish Talented Arts Program. Ms. Faciane holds degrees from Arizona State University and Louisiana State University. At Southeastern she teaches courses in Saxophone, Chamber Music, and Introduction to Music.