A Midwesterner through and through, Arianna was born and raised in a small town in Nebraska. While she grew up chanting “Go Big Red,” she also grew up with a love for art and music
Arianna has consistently been an active multi-instrumentalist in the U.S. and abroad, performing on oboe and English horn in a variety of ensembles including the Iowa State Symphony Orchestra, Cork (Ireland) Concert Orchestra, and Omaha Symphonic Winds. Along with oboe performing, Arianna has collaborated at the piano for church choirs, soloists, musical productions, opera scenes, and both the 2019 and 2020 UNCSA productions of "The Nutcracker.
She has worked as a piano teacher, collaborative pianist, free-lance oboist, music photojournalist, and accompanist for a public middle school in Lincoln, Nebraska. Arianna is passionate about community arts engagement, public education, and equal access to music education to all populations of students, and enjoys pursuing these endeavors through her work with ArtistCorps.
Arianna holds a B.A. in Music and International Studies with honors from Iowa State University and is currently a second-year graduate student at UNCSA pursuing a M.M. in Collaborative Piano under Dr. Allison Gagnon. She was part of the first student recital in fall 2020 at UNCSA: masked, distanced and live streamed!