Brenda Kublank moved to the Chicagoland area in 1991 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Music Performance from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. After receiving outstanding horn instruction from Michael Lewellen (Fort Wayne Philharmonic), Peter Landgren (Baltimore Symphony), and Gail Williams (Chicago Symphony), she was excited to be freelancing in Chicago and continuing her horn studies with Dale Clevenger of the Chicago Symphony.
In her time as a freelance musician, she has performed with many orchestras, including the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony, and Elmhurst Symphony. She also enjoyed performing in brass quintets throughout the Chicago area performing two summers at Navy Pier and touring with the Resonant Brass Quintet.
In 1991, after graduating from college, she taught her first horn student at Stevenson High School. Although she had not planned on teaching, her colleague had talked her into it and she is thankful that she did, for it opened up a whole new world to her. She loves to pass on what she has learned to her own students, helping them grow proficient in their skills on the horn and to see their confidence and enjoyment of music. There is nothing more satisfying to her than helping her students succeed!
Over her career she has helped many students prepare for music conservatories, college auditions, college scholarships, district auditions, solo competitions, and band placement auditions.