Breanna Thornton's manuscript entitled, "Sequential Strategies for Teaching Spiccato" has been approved for publication in the American String Teachers journal. In it, she shares exercises for developing the physical motion necessary for spiccato, and also correlated repertoire and etudes for teaching this bow stroke.
Participated in the 2019-2020 Global Leaders Program which equips musicians with entrepreneurial and business skills especially for music social-impact projects. It is a nine-month program with twelve modules co-curated by top institutions like Harvard, Duke Univeristy, Georgetown University, Longy School of Music. As part of the program, cohort members traveled to Chile and completed fieldwork in some of Chile's music organizations.
As a member of the 2020 Global Leaders Program Cohort, Breanna had the opportunity to present several online lectures for various international organizations. She collaborated with conductor Fernanda Lastra to present "Rehearsal Strategies for Student Ensembles" in Spanish and English via webinar.
MA Document Pedagogy Research
Once students learn fundamental posture, instrument position, and technique, what are the next playing skills they need to learn? This project proposes sixteen intermediate level violin playing skill goals and suggests repertoire and etudes in which to develop those skills.