Originally from northwest Ohio, Dr. Brianne Little is a successful soloist, chamber musician, and educator currently based in Conway, Arkansas. Brianne is a First Prize winner of the 2018 Vienna, 2019 Paris, and 2019 London Grand Prize Virtuoso competitions and the 2018 Golden Classic Music Awards International Competition. She was a 3rd Prize Winner in the Colorado State University Concerto Competition 2012. She has performed nationally and internationally in Italy, France, and England and in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Amphithéâtre - Cité de la Musique, in Paris. In July 2019, she will be performing as Guest Principal Flutist with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Santa Cruz de La Sierra in Bolivia.
Dr. Little maintains an active private studio in central Arkansas and specializes in preparing students for state ensemble auditions, solo and ensemble, and for acceptance into excellent college music programs. Her previous students have gone on to schools such as Otterbein University (Ohio), James Madison University (Virginia), and Harvard University. Dr. Little believes in providing her students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of playing the flute, so that they can be prepared for any opportunity that could appear. Whether this is a student entering a college music program, improving their standing in their school band, being selected for a regional or state ensemble, becoming a music entrepreneur, or performing in community ensembles for their own enjoyment, Dr. Little’s students are prepared for any musical occasion.
Dr. Little’s previous positions include; Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, Adjunct Instructor of Flute at Southern Virginia University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Dr. Little enjoys teaching Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Music Fundamentals, and Applied Flute Lessons in all of her positions in higher education. Additionally, Dr. Little was a recruiter for Fairmont State University where her work increased the incoming class size and promoted the growth of the Music Department. Brianne was also a frequent substitute flutist for the Charlottesville, Waynesboro, and Roanoke Symphonies in Virginia.
Brianne has performed or presented at regional and national conferences such as the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, the Music by Women Conference, and the National Flute Association Convention where she has led flute choirs, introduced group practice concepts, and performed new works by women composers. Brianne currently serves on the Board of the Flute Society of Washington as their Secretary.
Brianne holds degrees from James Madison University (DMA), Colorado State University (MM), and Capital University (BA). Brianne is an alumni member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Alpha Theta. Her major teachers have been Beth Chandler, Michelle Stanley, Lisa A. Jelle, and Mary Catherine Jones.