Brian Querry holds a B.S. in Music Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and a Masters in Educational Technology from Boise State University in Boise, ID, in addition to Master’s coursework at Duquesne in the Leadership/Conducting programs. He has taught middle school music near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 1998. His teaching duties have included K-8 general music, 4-12 Band, 4-6 Chorus, Music Technology, and Multimedia Arts, for which he wrote the curriculum. His bands have been selected for performances at the PA State Capitol and have received numerous Excellent and Superior rankings at local and regional competitions and adjudication. Under his department leadership, his district has been named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation for four consecutive years, and hosts a Music and Arts showcase annually that draws thousands from the community.
Brian was selected as one of only 25 semifinalists for the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award, after being recognized previously as a quarter finalist for the 2017 award. He was also selected to be a semifinalist for the Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year Award in 2016. Brian has also been recognized as a Discovery Education STAR Educator and a Pennsylvania Keystone Technology Educator.
Brian serves as an active composer, arranger, and clinician. He has composed numerous works for band and chorus, which have been performed at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and South Dakota. Brian has also served as a festival guest conductor and as a workshop clinician at numerous county, regional, and state-level events. He also serves as a marching band drill writer and visual tech.
In addition to his work in music, Brian owns and operates a multimedia production company, specializing in dance and performance videography. His professional affiliations include ASCAP, NAfME, PMEA, WCMEA, PAECT, PSEA, and NEA. Brian resides near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.