Performance, Teaching, Reeds and Arrangements
Richard Brunson, D.M.A. currently holds the position of Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point at Marshfield, where he conducts the Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Concert Choir, teaches Freshman and Sophomore music major core classes, conducting, and music appreciation. In 2016, Richard was appointed as the choir director at Faith Lutheran Church in Marshfield. He assumed the directorship of Central Chamber Chorale in Fall 2017. In August 2019 , Richard was the semifinalist in the London Classical Soloists conducting competition under the direction of Achim Holub. Also in 2019 Richard guest conducted the Desert Winds in Las Vegas, NV. In Feb 2020, Richard was the guest conductor of the Associacio Musical El Verger in Valencia, Spain.
Mika Brunson, M.M. is a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic (3rd oboe/English horn), a position she won in 2006. She is also a member of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra (2nd oboe/English horn) and was the co-winner of the June 2013 audition for the 2nd oboe/English horn position with the La Crosse Symphony, with which she performs regularly. During Summer 2015, Mika played oboe and English horn with the New Hampshire Music Festival in Plymouth, NH. She also subs with the Wisconsin Philharmonic in Waukesha, WI. Mika has taught Aural Skills, Music Appreciation and Group Piano at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point at- Marshfield and still serves as the vocal coach and accompanist for the UWSP at Marshfield Chamber Choir.
Mika is a frequent accompanist in Central Wisconsin, and keeps a large private studio of piano and voice students.
She plans to finish her licensure as an Andover Educator (teacher of Body Mapping) soon.
E V E N T S
Marshfield Civic Band
Grand Sousa Concert with Mika Brunson, oboe soloist
Oak Street Armory
Conducted by Robert Johanek
Las Vegas Philharmonic
Las Vegas, NV
Conducted by Donato Cabrera
UW Marshfield Symphony Orchestra
Helen Connor Laird Theater
Conducted by Richard Brunson