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B.M., North Park University; M.M., Northwestern University; D.M.A., University of Minnesota

An active teacher and performer throughout the Midwest for the past ten years, Dr. Kubin currently teaches cello, bass, string methods, and music theory at Truman State University.  His former principal teachers include Hans Jorgen Jensen, Tanya Remenikova and Julie Zumsteg, and he has studied chamber music and orchestral repertoire with John Sharp, John Pegis, Peter Slowik and members or the Vermeer Quartet.

Past faculty positions include Northern Michigan University, the College of St. Catherine, and Gustavus Adolphus College.  Dr. Kubin has been actively involved in a number of chamber ensembles including the Keweenaw String Quartet, Arius Chamber Music Society, Aurora Chamber Ensemble, the Superior Chamber Players, and the Sheridan Chamber Players, which performed on a live broadcast of the Dame Myra Hess concert series.  He has performed with a number of orchestras including the Kansas City Symphony, Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, Skylark Opera, Pine Mountain Festival Orchestra, Marquette Symphony, the Keweenaw Symphony and the Chicago Civic Orchestra.

Some quotes from past anonymous student evaluations:

"Brian has taught me more in the past two years about playing/practicing and performing than I have learned in all years previous.  He is an excellent teacher and wonderful performer.  Lessons are always a blast."

"Incredible teacher!!!  I have learned more this ONE year than eleven years of playing.  He is so encouraging and uplifting."

"Mr. Kubin has been a great support for the development of my playing.  He is always able to "repair" any problems I encounter.  Excellent!"