Gwendolyn P. Brazier began teaching for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in 2009. In her first year with the district she taught general music and physical education at Salcha Elementary School. 2010 was the beginning of her current part time music position at Barnette Magnet School teaching band and orchestra. In 2013 she began teaching at Arctic Light Elementary School making her a full time Band and Orchestra teacher.
Over the last several years she has added a Kindergarten violin program to each of her schools and a musical theater class at Barnette Magnet. She is the after school advisor for the West Valley High School Thespian Drama Troupe #628 since 2011. For the last few years she has stage directed for North Pole High School as well. She runs the choir club at Arctic Light Elementary School and in the past has even taught a ukulele class for K-3 students and a hip-hop dance club.
Her talents do not end in the classroom. Ms. Brazier is an avid Fairbanks arts community supporter and performer. She has performed as a bassist in the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and as a guest soloist and choral member of Choir of the North and the Alaska Camerata. She has directed and performed in numerous shows throughout the Fairbanks theater community. She has worked and performed with the Fairbanks Drama Association, Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Theater and Film Department, Fairbanks Opera as well as the UAF Student Drama Association.
Currently, she is a founding member and board president for the new Interior Independent Theatre. Gwendolyn also performs with a popular 70's funk band called Shagg and performs as a bassist with the UAF Northern Lights String Orchestra.