Kent Brauninger grew up in a musical family that understood the value of learning. His parents urged him to follow his musical dreams, and with their love and support, Kent completed both a BM and an MM at Indiana University. Mr. Brauninger started working in the music profession immediately from college and has been performing and teaching ever since.
It’s wonderful to be backstage before a concert. There is an air of excitement; knowing that, in just a few moments, the beauty of the music will be shared with an eager audience.
Making others’ lives better and being an excellent Grandfather! (GAMPA)
Even “simple” compositions provide challenge. We musicians try to play to a level that allows our listeners to experience the richness of music with no technical impediment. This is the high calling of our daily work.
“Be fun to be around.” -My late wife, Mary
Mechanical engineer, chef, or professional arborist
A romantic-action-comedy adventure. Kevin Costner would play me. No one else could do it.
No! Like most good parents of successful musicians, mine made me practice!
A performance with Bobby McFerrin at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas in 1997. He was wonderful. Not only did I get to perform a solo with him on Mandolin, but he singlehandedly recited and performed the entire script and music from the “Wizard of Oz”, while dancing and leaping over chairs and instruments on stage!
Humility and a love of learning.
I’m inspired by great musicians and great performances from multiple genres: great operatic works, provocative jazz performances, and indigenous music from around the world. Inspiration is everywhere!