When you study horn at CIM, you’re considered a young professional. That means we’ll support and challenge you to reach your full artistic potential as a performer and teacher.

As a horn student you’ll be part of a department that’s designed to maintain a carefully balanced enrollment, which presents multiple opportunities to perform solo, chamber, orchestral, operatic and new music repertoire. Orchestral participation is virtually continuous. You’ll also undergo extensive preparation in the brass orchestral repertoire class conducted by our colleague, Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra.

All horn majors also participate in weekly horn class, where you’ll focus on repertoire, readings of major works and master classes.

Alumni Success

Our Graduates Perform with...

  • Ethan Bearman — Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Ronald Beitel — Utah Symphony
  • Alan DeMattia — Cleveland Orchestra
  • Christopher Dwyer — Saint Louis Symphony
  • Matthew Eckenhoff — Louisiana Philharmonic
  • Meghan Guegold — Akron and Canton Symphonies
  • Warren Gref — San Diego Symphony
  • Darcy Hamlin — Milwaukee Symphony
  • Bruce Hudson — Minnesota Orchestra
  • Stefan de Leval Jezierski — Berlin Philharmonic
  • Michael Lewellen — Fort Wayne Philharmonic
  • Jay Matthews — Buffalo Philharmonic
  • Michael Oswald — Victoria Symphony (Canada)
  • Robert Rearden — Florida Orchestra
  • Mark Williams — Cleveland Orchestra Director of Artistic Planning

Meet Brigette Knox

Brigette Knox

A member of the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band since 2013, Staff Sgt. Knox earned her bachelor of music degree from CIM in 2007, studying with Rick Solis.  In 2009 she completed a master’s degree in music performance from The Juilliard School in New York. She pursued doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and has performed with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. 

Concerts and events

Mar 5 Tue
4:00 pm
Spring Conservatory Concerto Competition
Competition, Concert Series
Mar 8 Fri
6:00 pm
Junior Recital: AllenJade Carter, french horn
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals
Mar 8 Fri
8:00 pm
Junior Recital: Willem Crone, french horn
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals
Mar 9 Sat
6:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Nicholas Giralico, horn
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals
Mar 9 Sat
8:00 pm
Junior Recital: Jamie Gorski, trumpet
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals