An alumna of the DSO’s Young Strings program, Brianne Sargent began playing cello at age 12. After studying at BTWHSPVA, she competed her high school education at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She graduated in 2010 from the Baldwin-Wallace Music Conservatory where she studied with Regina Mushabac, teaching apprentice to the legendary Janos Starker. Brianne is currently a cellist in the Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra, leads the genre-bending band Skinny Cooks, plays electric bass for Melody Memory and occasionally teaches for Young Strings. She primarily plays classical, jazz, funk, soul/R&B and experimental music on cello and jazz, funk, rock, soul/r&b and gospel on bass.