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Aaron Brant

Adjunct Faculty, Horn


College of Arts and Sciences: Music


Phone: 937-229-3936
FH 454

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Aaron Brant teaches applied lessons, conducts the horn ensemble, co-teaches the brass area master class, and performs in the faculty brass quintet at the University of Dayton.

In addition to his responsibilities at UD Aaron is also an in-demand performing artist. He is the Principal Horn of the Dayton Philharmonic, a member of the Dayton Philharmonic brass quintet (Carillon Brass), as well as Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. During the summer 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 performs and coaches advanced conservatory students from across the country on the art of chamber music. He has also taught applied horn lessons at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

Before coming to 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. He was also a member of the South Bend Symphony woodwind quintet and served on faculty at the Donald A. Dake summer chamber music academy for advanced high school students. 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, recently as guest associate principal horn.

His primary teachers were Alan DeMattia of the Cleveland Orchestra, Randy Gardner, formerly of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Peter Landgren, formerly of the Baltimore Symphony.

Photo courtesy of Andy Snow.


  • Graduate Performance Diploma, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music