Brian Griffin is a conductor, string pedagogue, and violinist. He has dedicated his career to the expansion and development of string programs in public schools.
As Director of Orchestras at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, he has developed an innovative orchestra curriculum consisting of four orchestras, as well as string chamber music and string pedagogy courses. He also taught strings in the Spartanburg (SC) District 7 Orchestra Program and at Landon Middle School of the Arts and Academics.
The Orchestra Program at DA has earned recognition through performing at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Florida MEA Conference, and the ASTA National Conference. The DA Orchestras also contributed to the DA Music Department’s GRAMMY National Signature School designation as the top music department in the nation in 2010, 2012, and 2016.
Mr. Griffin earned the Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Alabama, where he studied violin with Patrick Rafferty. He also studied violin with Rachel Huang, Paul Statsky, and Jerrie Lucktenberg. He is an active performer, playing violin and viola throughout NE Florida.
Mr. Griffin has served on the Executive Board for the Florida Orchestra Association as an All-State Orchestra Coordinator, Music Committee Chair, District 17 Chair, and as Ethics Chair. He has served as a clinician, adjudicator, and session presenter for the Florida Orchestra Association. In recent years, he has led All-State Orchestras in South Carolina and Georgia as well as numerous All-County Orchestras throughout Florida. He also guest conducted the Western Kentucky University Orchestra Invitational.
Mr. Griffin enjoys spending time out on the water skiing with his two sons, Max and Jacob, and watching Alabama football.
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