Brian Austin is in his thirty second year of teaching as the Director of Orchestras and Music Technology at Shaker High School just north of Albany NY. Brian received a Bachelor of Music Education from the Crane School of Music and a Masters in Education from SUNY Albany.
As director of the Shaker High School Orchestras, Mr. Austin’s groups have consistently received the top honors at state performance festivals. They have also traveled on numerous occasions to perform where they have received the highest commendations from adjudicators at those competitions.
Brian has organized and been a part of many music trips with destinations including Hershey Pennsylvania, Busch Gardens Virginia, Washington D.C. as well as numerous trips to Walt Disney World in Florida. He also served as the Orchestra Manager for the Empire State Youth Orchestra's trip to Portugal.
“I feel that travel is an important part of any performing groups program not only to showcase the students abilities to others outside of their local area , but also for the long lasting memories that are created for those students that participate in these trips. Guardian is a company that is made up of teachers that understand just that and I am very excited to be a part of this company!”