I have taught beginners to top tier high school performers and everything in between with the consistent philosophy of letting the horn work for you in it’s most natural way. My curriculum not only teaches you to be a better horn player, but also a better overall musician by incorporating basic music theory and ear training in. The best built buildings always begin with a strong foundation which is my goal for every student I work with.
I am a professional horn player working as a freelance performer and teacher. I have performed professionally for the last four years and taught for the last five. For my undergraduate studies I attended one of the seven major music conservatories, The Cleveland Institute of Music, where I studied with the former Principal Horn of the Cleveland Orchestra, Richard King.
GRADUATE: MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, CLASS OF 2022
MAJOR: ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
UNDERGRADUATE: CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, CLEVELAND, OHIO, CLASS OF 2020
MAJOR: PERFORMANCE, FRENCH HORN
INTERLOCHEN ARTS ACADEMY, INTERLOCHEN, MI, 2015-2016
· Michelle Baker, Professor of Horn, Manhattan School of Music, Manhattan, New York,
· Richard King, Professor of Horn, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio,
· Corbin Wagner, Professor of Horn, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.,
· Dr. R. Patrick Creel, Professor of Horn, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX.,
· Danielle Ibrahim, Liberal Arts and Science Academy Horn Teacher
· Todd Bowermaster, Third Horn of the St. Louis Symphony
· Erik Ralske, Principal Horn of the Metropolitan Opera
· Martin Schopfer, Alternate Section Leader of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
· Jaimee Sommerville, Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
ORCHESTRA AND ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE
· CityMusic Cleveland, 2nd Horn
· Wooster Symphony Substitute, 1st Horn and 3rd Horn
· Playhouse Square Pit Member, Only Horn
· Cleveland State Symphony Substitute, 4th Horn
· Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Substitute, 3rd and 4th Horn · Akron Symphonic Winds, 3rd Horn
· Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, All Positions
· Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, 1st Horn
· Round Top Music Festival
· Boston University Tanglewood Institute
· Interlochen Arts Camp
· Interlochen Philharmonic, Principal Horn
· World Youth Symphony Orchestra
· Texas Youth Wind Symphony, Principal Horn
· Kendall Betts Horn Camp
· Texas ALL-State Musician
· Austin Youth Horn Choir
· Austin All-City Orchestra, Principal Horn
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