Brian Honsberger, Owner
Mr. Honsberger is the founder of UPstage Consulting Group. He has over 20 years experience in Live Audio and Recording with over 500 credits ranging from rock concerts to solo recitals to full orchestras and broadway-style shows. His sound design credits include over 50 productions within the state of Arizona and his work has frequently been nominated for the AriZoni Theatre Excellence Awards. UPstage Consulting Group was originally conceived to serve the needs of performance venue owners in designing and implementing high-tech sound and lighting systems. It has rapidly grown to include Production Management Services, Live Sound Production Services, and both Studio and Live Recording Services.
Mr. Honsberger holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Audio Production from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Music from the University of North Texas. He believes this combination of experience and training in both Music and Audio is what sets him apart from other Audio Engineers. His credits and success have proven this point, In the past few years alone Mr. Honsberger has worked for Arizona Broadway Theatre, Actors Theatre, Valley Youth Theatre, The Phoenix Opera, The Palms Theatre, Lonely Streets Productions, the Elks Opera House in Prescott, The Orpheum Theatre, the Herberger Theatre Center and other high-profile venues.
As a musician, Mr. Honsberger has been a frequent performer with the Phoenix Symphony, as well as the Musica Nova Orchestra, the Spokane Symphony and he has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Thailand. Mr. Honsberger was the 2006 winner of the Eastern Trombone Workshop National Solo Competition and an Alternate in the 1999 Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone competition held by the International Trombone Association. He is also a former member of the internationally acclaimed One O’clock Lab Band and has appeared on numerous CD releases.
Mr. Honsberger’s has extensive teaching credentials, having served on the staffs of Gonzaga University, Whitworth College, University of North Texas, and Eastern Washington University. Along with his wife Katarzyna, Mr. Honsberger owns and operates Kat’s Artist Tree, a Music, Dance, and Arts Academy located in Goodyear, AZ and Little Roots Academy, an arts-based academic pre-school.