Brianna Wilson was born in March 1994 at Yale Hospital in New Haven, CT and grew up in East Haven, CT where she attended public school K-8. As a child, Brianna was very interested in the performing arts. She began dancing at age 2 and danced competitively beginning in elementary school. Brianna also expressed strong interest in vocal and instrumental performance. She became involved with school talent shows and musicals at a very young age. She also began drumming in 3rd grade and accepted a spot in The United Girls Choir (2005).

Brianna went on to attend Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, CT for high school. During these high school years, Brianna had many opportunities to work with music in different ways. She was a percussionist in the drumline for The East Haven High School Yellow Jacket Marching Band, a group that has won many state and national championships. She was also an Alto II singer in the Sacred Heart Academy concert choir and chamber singers. With the chamber singers, Brianna completed a performance tour in France (April 2012)—during which she performed at venues such as Notre Dame Cathedral and Chartres.

Brianna then went on to begin her post-secondary education at St. Bonaventure University in Western NY. During undergraduate coursework she embraced opportunities of service, teaching literacy in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica (January 2014) and instructing music classes on a Navajo Reservation in Window Rock, AZ (March 2015). By the end of her four years at St. Bonaventure University, Brianna had completed over 1,000 hours of classroom experience. She received a B.A. in Education from St. Bonaventure University with certification in early childhood, elementary and special education. She has now gone on to pursue a Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in leadership at The University of Dayton.

 

 

 

 

 

Honors and Awards 

 

Honors Degree, St. Bonaventure University, 2016

Yankelovich Fellowship, St. Bonaventure University, 2015

Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, St. Bonaventure University, inducted 2014 (co-president 2014-2016)

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, St. Bonaventure University, inducted 2014

Phi Eta Sigma Freshmen Honor Society, St. Bonaventure University, inducted 2013

State and New England Championship, East Haven High School Marching Band, 2011

State and New England Championship, East Haven High School Marching Band, 2010

State Championship, East Haven High School Marching Band, 2008