Brian began playing guitar at 11 & quickly fell in love with the instrument. He began studying classical guitar under George Westafer. Throughout Middle & High School Brian studied classical guitar as well as percussion and bass, studying numerous styles of music, including jazz, rock, blues, and metal. He also began composing and arranging for a wide variety of ensembles. He continued this path through college, earning a BA in music performance from the UGA under John Sutherland. Brian won various awards during this time, including the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition and the state level of the MTNA Concerto Competition. At UGA, Brian met the members of the Georgia Guitar Quartet. His original pieces and arrangements are staples of GQQ performances and have been met with acclaim by both critics and fans alike. In addition to the GQQ, Brian performs in many different types of ensembles, including musical theater troupes, jazz ensembles, rock groups, art ensembles, and heavy metal groups. His compositions have covered a wide spectrum of musical styles, including his industrial heavy metal band Dilated Summit, break-beat electronic musical group DS: Public Domain, flute/guitar duet The Musicsmiths, the Odd Trio, which blends jazz with rock, metal, funk, and classical music, and various classical instrumental ensembles.