Paula Brusky, Music Business
Paula Brusky is an internationally recognized bassoonist, the founding director of the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition Inc, and a specialist on injury prevention for musicians. Brusky was awarded the Endeavor International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to attend the University of Sydney for a PhD. Her research on injury prevention for musicians has been presented at the Performing Arts Medicine Association Conference, the International Double Reed Society Conference, and over eighteen Universities in the past three years. Recently, Brusky was named chair of the new task force for “Musician Health in Education” by the College Music Society.
As a bassoonist, Brusky has performed extensively as a sought after chamber musician. Tours in 2012 included Memphis, San Francisco, and multiple cities in Texas. Her first CD, featuring winning works from the 2010 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition, was released on MSR Classics in May 2011. The 2012 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition is underway and winning works will be released on CD in 2013.
Previously, Brusky received a Master of Music and business cognate from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music, cum laude, and music business minor from Northwestern University. Outside of music Brusky owns a dance fitness studio and has spent more than 9,352 minutes under the sea as an avid scuba diver.