Department of Music Education

Brenda Brenner

Associate Professor of Music (Music Education); Chair, Music Education

Brenner, Brenda


Contact Information:
Simon Center, M145C


Music Education
Pre-College String Program

  • D.M., Doctor of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1990
  • M.M., Master of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1986
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, Wichita State University, 1984
  • B.M.E., Bachelor of Music Education, Wichita State University, 1984

Brenda Brenner was assistant professor of music (violin) at Indiana University from 1993 to 2006, when she was named associate professor of music (music education). She specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin, as well as courses in violin and string pedagogy.

In addition to her appointment to the Music Education Department, she continues to serve as assistant director of the IU String Academy, a position she has held since 1993. Her String Academy students have been featured in concerts in major venues throughout the United States and have presented tours in France, Japan, Sweden, and Spain.

Brenner, an active teacher and performer of chamber music throughout the United States, also teaches and conducts at the IU Summer String Academy and is assistant director of the IU Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists.

She was previously a member of the faculty at Carleton College and an instructor at Eastman School of Music, where she was a member of the award-winning Augustine Quartet.