Aaron Brant

Contact Information

  • Phone: 937-229-3936
  • Location: FH 464

Aaron Brant

Adjunct Faculty, Horn

  • Adjunct


Aaron Brant, instructor of horn, teaches lessons, conducts the horn choir, coaches the horn quartet, teaches horn pedagogy class, and plays 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 with the Spectrum Brass at the Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, Michigan.  There, he works with advanced conservatory students from across the country as a coach and private instructor, and he performs brass and wind chamber music all summer.

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 Number One. 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 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 formerly of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Peter Landgren formerly of the Baltimore Symphony.


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