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Coalescing dual roles as artist and teacher, Aaron Brant performs a heavy volume of orchestral and chamber music concerts, as well as teaches a wide array of students.
As an orchestral musician Aaron serves as principal hornist with the Dayton Philharmonic, where he has been featured as a concerto soloist, as well as performs with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra as principal horn.
As a chamber musician Aaron is an Artist-In-Residence as a member of the Spectrum Brass and Faculty Wind Quintet at the Bay View Music Festival. At the festival he teaches and coaches advanced conservatory students and graduates from across the country on the art of chamber music.
When he is not working with WSU students, Aaron can be found in 3rd and 4th grade classrooms around the Miami Valley teaching SPARK lessons. SPARK is a Dayton Philharmonic educational program where orchestra musicians teach Ohio common core curriculum using music as a vehicle.
Prior to taking residence in Dayton, Aaron was the principal horn of the South Bend Symphony for four seasons. In South Bend he made his solo debut in 2009, performing Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 1. Aaron also spent four seasons as third horn of the Ann Arbor Symphony, frequently filling in as principal horn. He is a regular substitute with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and has also performed extensively with the Grand Rapids Symphony. In addition to orchestral work spread over eight states, Aaron has performed with a wide range crossover, jazz, and pop artists like Josh Groban, Diana Krall, Mannheim Steamroller, and Andrea Bocelli.
His primary teachers were Alan DeMattia of the Cleveland Orchestra, Randy Gardner (CCM) formerly of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Peter Landgren (Peabody Institute) formerly of the Baltimore Symphony.
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - Bachelor of Music, Horn Performance
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University - Graduate Performance Diploma, Horn Performance