Brooke Mickelson holds a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honors from Boise State University. She is currently studying viola with Nancy Buck as a Graduate Teaching Assistant pursing a Master of Music Performance (Performance Pedagogy) at Arizona State University. She studied with Dr. Linda Kline in her undergrad and with Jennifer Drake in high school. Brooke has attended many prestigious summer music festivals, such as the Brevard Music Institute, the Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy, and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. She often performs in chamber music ensembles with her peers for private events and student recitals, and she has a special interest in composer collaborations. Brooke also is an Independent Music Teacher, where she has taught 25 students of all ages. She served 2 years as President and 1 year as Project Coordinator for the Idaho Music Teachers Association Boise State Chapter, where she started a Subsidized Music Lesson Program for low-income students funded by three grants from the Music Teachers National Association. Inspired by her work with the student organization, Brooke has methods to provide support for low-income students to join her studio.