Brian Parks
Marietta and North Decatur


Brian Parks

Brian Parks is a former Suzuki piano student of Leah Brammer and in 2001 became the first Level Ten Graduate in the AASPA program to perform a complete concerto with orchestra at Spivey Hall. He taught in Atlanta and served on the AASPA board until 2007, guiding several students in technique, literature, and composition while mentoring dozens of students through the graduation program, including a Level Ten graduate. In 2007, he removed to Connecticut to pursue Masters degrees in Composition and Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University. There, he taught harpsichord, music theory, and Ghanaian Drumming while serving as music director and organist at First Church Suffield (UCC) and Higganum Congregational Church. He is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and has given organ and harpsichord concerts in France and Germany, as well as presenting papers at Oxford University, the Conservatoire de Lille, and IRCAM. In addition to teaching piano, composition, harpsichord, and organ, he is currently the Organist and Music Associate at Marietta First United Methodist Church. He is also co-director of Quadratum, an auditioned ensemble of young musicians (ages 6-18) that serves as choir-in-residence at the historic Strand Theater in Marietta Square. He is the parent of ten year-old Orion and six year-old Alban (both ages current at the time of this writing (April 2019)).