Hello! I’m Alex, and thanks for visiting my website. I have held positions playing horn with many orchestras around the country, including the Rochester and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. I appeared regularly onstage with numerous other groups around the San Francisco Bay Area, across the United States and occasionally abroad. This included frequent performing and touring as an extra with the San Francisco Symphony, and participating in various festival orchestras, as well as other solo and chamber music engagements. I also held teaching positions at Centre College in Danville KY, and San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.
I hold a B.M. from Norhwestern University, and an M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying primarily with Gail Williams and Robert Ward.
I really enjoy walking around ‘The City’ with my wife Katie, and generally all aerobic activity outside. It makes me smile to consider myself an intellectual, even though I don’t always act like one. I also love brewing beer and have worked professionally in several breweries. Other interests include reading (Murakami is my favorite author, since you asked), watching sports, and film noire.
Since my dystonia diagnoses (see my blog about it here: http://www.adrhorn/dystonia), I am currently immersed in the deep abyss of learning computer coding, and enjoying multiple walks each day with many distinguished canine friends around San Francisco.
*Based on good advice, I have re-written this biography in the first person. I do not enjoy writing or talking about myself in the third person, even though I find it entertaining when other people do (especially professional athletes).