Bria Michelle Rives
Bria Michelle Rives, a senior attending Fayette County High School, is a double bassist who has been playing since age eleven. Bria was selected to be in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program (TDP) when she was in the seventh grade. She is currently under the tutelage of Gloria Allgood from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Bria has had the opportunity to join other talented musicians and perform with the Honors Performance Series Middle School Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the GMEA All-State Orchestra, and the Interlochen Symphony Orchestra in Michigan. She has also participated in the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Curtis Institute of Music Young Artist Summer Programs, and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Bria is currently a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), where she has held a principal bassist position for two years.
Something from Dr. Betul Soykan, FCHS Orchestra Director:
"Bria is extraordinarily talented but that's nearly not enough to get where she is today. She is hardworking and very resourceful. Bria always creates opportunities to advance her artistry and while the competition is extremely high nationally and internationally, she excels in every possible way. She will go very far with her music career, I have no doubt. I am very proud of her"