...enterprising Paula Brusky...plays with conviction and panache...

Fanfare Magazine review by Jeremy Marchant

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BCMCC has partnered with the Meq Quigley Vivaldi Competition to perform the 2012 winning works at their Symposium on January 19, 2014.

NAMM presentation

"Bringing Music Industry Experts into your Classroom with Technology" is schedule for January 24th at the 2014 NAMM Show!


I am an active bassoonist, teacher, and researcher.  My research was affiliated with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and I am a lecturer in music business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  In my three years at UWO I’ve increased the music business course offerings by 66% by writing new curricula on hot topics in the field.  My PhD research has lead me to guest lecture at Universities throughout the USA on injury prevention for musicians; currently I’m focusing my research on strength training in the scapulo-thoracic region and flexibility training.

An entrepreneur at heart, I’ve founded two companies: Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition, Inc. and Aerial Dance.  My background in business was established at Northwestern University and Indiana University during my degrees.  In June 2013 I resigned as director of the BCMCC and moved to an advisory position on the board so I could pursue other ventures.  Some of my current projects include creating merchandising lines, implementing marketing strategies that focus on the connected generation, and developing new curricula that takes into account my PhD research for dance fitness and musician health.

Latest News

  • Post on Copyright Copyright law in the USA is broken.  It is not serving the functions for which it was intended....here's an idea on how to fix it....or at least start to fix it.... http://www.musiccollective.org/2013/12/adjusting-copyright-for-the-technology/
  • Exercises & Stretching Added My favorite stretches have been added to the website!
  • IDRS 2013 Presented a workshop on musician strength training and was a member on the panel for music career advice at the 42nd annual IDRS.
  • U of Minnesota Duluth Justin Henry Rubin has invited me, as a guest artist, to the University of Minnesota Duluth April 25-26 2013. Activities included: an injury prevention workshop, bassoon masterclass, and working with the composition students on new unaccompanied works written for bassoon.
  • Green Bay Symphony Performance On March 9th I performed with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

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