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It's All Relative[CD]
~ Jesse McCormick & Susan McCullough
Susan McCullough, Horn, earned her bachelors degree in Music Performance from Emporia State University in 1975. She was featured as Principal Horn and soloist with the Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1975-78, and recently finished twenty-two years with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra as 3rd and Principal Horn. Ms. McCullough is a founding member of The Denver Brass and has been performing with the Aries Brass Quintet since 1996. She has been featured as soloist and clinician of horn throughout the United States as well as in Japan and South Africa. In 2003, she had the pleasure of touring the United States as Principal Horn with the Lucerne Festival Strings, a highly esteemed Swiss chamber orchestra. Ms. McCullough has performed at Regional Horn Symposiums including the 2004 Western United States Horn Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada and the 2005 Mid- South Horn Symposium in Austin, Texas, and has been featured at International Horn Symposiums held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006 and in Switzerland in 2007. She has been a featured artist at South African National Symposiums in 2007 and 2008. She performed on recitals from 2004-2006 at Kendall Betts Horn Camp in New Hampshire. A much sought after horn player in the Denver area, she regularly performs with many of Colorado's top ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Ballet, various opera companies and many of the Broadway shows that come to Denver. Ms. McCullough has been Instructor of Horn at Denver University's Lamont School of Music since 1996. Jesse McCormick was appointed Second Horn with The Cleveland Orchestra in July 2006 at the beginning of the Blossom season. Prior to that Mr. McCormick held the positions of Fourth Horn with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Second Horn with The Denver Brass. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mr. McCormick began horn studies with his mother Susan McCullough, Instructor of Horn at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. He continued his studies with Sally Ann Wilson, and went on to attend The Juilliard School. His primary horn teacher was New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Jerome Ashby. Mr. McCormick's solo appearances include the 1998 International Horn Symposium in Banff, Canada as winner of the Jon Hawkins award and soloist with The Denver Brass. He has performed and recorded with Summit Brass, and has been a featured guest artist at Universities throughout the US. He can be heard on The Denver Brass recording, 'John Williams', and recently released Cleveland Orchestra recordings of Bruckner's Fifth Symphony and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Mr. McCormick has had the pleasure of participating in the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California under the direction of Marin Alsop, and has served as faculty at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp which he attends annually. He is Lecturer of Horn at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory and Cleveland State University. Mr. McCormick enjoys skiing and hiking in the Colorado Mountains as often as his schedule will allow.
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