Meet Ascend’s New Development Intern – J. Brynn Easter!

Ascend has been fortunate to welcome Brynn Easter as an intern to assist with fundraising and tasks such as donor analysis and making phone calls.  She is an Arts Management Masters Student in the LEAP program at Colorado State University and will be working with Ascend until the beginning of May.

J. Brynn Easter is an Arts Management Masters Student in the LEAP program at Colorado State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Music Education – Instrumental Emphasis from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2018. Her musical accomplishments range from national woodwind performance competitions to performing as the principal flutist in the NAU Symphony Orchestra. After student teaching and graduating with her BA in 2018, she took her teaching career in a new direction toward arts administration.

Brynn has recently interned for the Colorado Early Colleges School District in Fort Collins Colorado as a TEDx Youth event co-organizer. After graduating with a master’s degree in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management, she would like to pursue a position that supports music education, the classical music arts, and or musical performance.

Her esteemed performances include:
2011 – National Fine Arts Woodwind Competition – 2nd place
2013 – Deer Valley High School Marching Band State Championships – Drum Major – 2nd place
2015 – CBDNA Conference NAU Wind Symphony performance (Reno, Nevada) – 4th chair
2018 – CODA Conference NAU Symphony Orchestra performance (Irvine, California) – Principal
2018 – NAU Musical Theater – The Magic Flute – Principal Chair, Flute

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