Adjunct Faculty, Saxophone
Brian Horner serves as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Austin Peay State University. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music where he studied with renowned saxophonist and pedagogue Donald Sinta.
Mr. Horner has enjoyed a rewarding partnership with composer M. Zachary Johnson that has resulted in the premieres of more than ten new works for saxophone. Their concerts have been presented at such venues as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall and New York City's Mannes College of Music, as well as at the Glimmerglass Opera's Young Artist recital series in Cooperstown, NY. Joined by pianist Elizabeth Avery, they released Saxophone Music of M. Zachary Johnson--Live At Steinway Hall in August 2006. In reviewing the CD, Saxophone Journal praises Mr. Horner's "warm, vibrant sound" and hails the music as "a very valuable addition to the saxophone's repertoire." The album rose to become a “Top Seller” at premier online retailer CD Baby during August, 2006. Their latest album, Serenade – Music for Saxophone & Piano, was released by Sound Artist Records October 14, 2008.
A versatile player, Horner has performed with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, appeared with the Nashville Saxophone Quartet on National Public Radio affiliate WPLN's "Live in Studio C", appeared as soloist with the Austin Peay State University Wind Ensemble and shared the stage with noted Armenian folk-rocker Gor Mkhitarian. He can be heard on singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters' Halcyon album, which features his soprano saxophone performance on "The Aviator's Song,” broadcast throughout England and Scotland. As a member of The Arbor Quartet, Horner was a prizewinner in the 1998 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana, and a finalist in the 1999 Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California. Brian Horner is a D'Addario/RICO Performing Artist and endorses RICO Grand
Concert Select reeds.
Phone: (931) 221-7818
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 221