Brianna (Bree) Sheldon graduated from Wheaton College in 2020 with a degree in Music and Hispanic Studies. She received the Helen Zoe Duncan Prize in Piano Performance and was awarded for Excellence in Hispanic Studies. Playing the piano has always been her favorite pastime throughout her life, and her goal is to share her love and knowledge of music with new young students. She is currently receiving training to become a Suzuki-certified teacher. As a Suzuki piano teacher, Bree hopes to channel her love of music and language to teach children that music is a language by its very nature.
While she was a student at Wheaton, Bree was very involved in music. She studied piano with Professor Ann Sears. For her Music Education course, she taught weekly music classes for one semester at Wheaton’s Lab School, the Elisabeth W. Amen Nursery School. The classes included lots of singing, movement, and fun musical games for 4-5 year olds. She also worked as a musical theater class accompanist for a semester at Stonehill College.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Bree played piano with the Great Woods Symphony Orchestra. During her last two years as a student, she studied the organ with Professor William MacPherson. Her senior recital included a combination of organ and piano music. In January 2020, she began working as the organist and pianist for Avon Baptist Church, where she continues to provide music every Sunday.