Instructor of Horn, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor of Horn, Arizona State University
D.M., Brass Pedagogy, Indiana University; M.M., Horn Performance & Literature, Eastman School of Music; B.M., Horn Performance, Emporia State University
One of the most visible hornists online today, John Ericson has wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and teacher. Co-founder of the online magazine Horn Matters, Ericson began his professional career with serving for six seasons as Third Horn in the Nashville Symphony. Since 2001 he has served on the faculty at Arizona State University. His two solo CDs on the Summit label received critical acclaim and he additionally performed on the Grammy Award nominated Fourth World of Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai. Besides teaching at Arizona State University, in recent years Ericson has served on the faculties of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Brevard Music Center. His publications are a reflection of his teaching. With his additional strong interest in all instruments of the middle brass, Ericson has print and online publications on topics as diverse as the mellophone and the Wagner tuba.