Musician First Class Briana Tarby joined the United States Coast Guard Band as Co-Principal Oboe in September 2012 and has performed as a soloist with the Coast Guard Band multiple times. In the civilian world, Musician First Class Tarby is a well-respected oboist in Southern New England, performing regularly with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and Salt Marsh Opera.
Musician First Class Tarby is the Co-Chair of the US Coast Guard Women’s Leadership Initiative Connecticut-Rhode Island-Long Island Chapter planning local and virtual professional development and networking events; she is also on the global WLI’s Women’s Health and Well Being Subcommittee. Musician First Class Tarby is also a Change Agent in the US Coast Guard Diversity and Inclusion Education and Awareness Program, facilitating trainings and coaching individuals in the service as a certified coach.
Originally from Edison, New Jersey, Musician First Class Tarby was educated at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and The New School’s Mannes School of Music, winning concerto competitions at both schools. She spent summers studying at Aspen and Brevard, and her primary teachers are Andrew Adelson, Elaine Douvas, Roger Roe, and Linda Strommen. When not making oboe reeds, Musician First Class Tarby enjoys New England summers and traveling with her husband, Nicholas Citro.
Musician First Class Tarby will be the guest soloist in our “United Nations Day” concert on October 16, 2022.