Breana Gilcher is a musician who is devoted to the idea that music is here to teach us how to feel in a world that teaches us how to not feel. By using the oboe to teach herself how to feel on many levels, she can bring others experiences of feeling beyond what they had previously thought possible for them.
Currently based in the Los Angeles area, Breana is a performing modern and Baroque oboist and Master's student at California Institute of the Arts, where she studies with Allan Vogel. In addition to the full range of the rich classical repertoire, she regularly plays contemporary music and enjoys many kinds of improvisation.
Breana's other teachers and mentors include Dr. Eric Ohlsson (Florida State University), Dr. Alex Jimenez (FSU), Andreas Gschmeidler, Anita Julianna and Gonzalo Ruiz. Her past collaborations include a recording project with Naxos and the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra, creating a disk of Dohnanyi's Symphony No. 2, and Two Songs for Baritone and Orchestra, a world premiere.
A board-certified Music Therapist with the American Music Therapy Association, Breana completed her internship at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida. As a Music Therapist, she is trained in using research-based music interventions with people of all ages and abilities. To learn more about Music Therapy, visit the American Music Therapy Association website.