Instructor of Horn, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor of Horn, Crane School of Music, State University of New York - Potsdam
M.M., Horn Performance, University of Michigan; B.M., Horn Performance, Eastman School of Music; Primary Certification, TAGteach International
Kelly Drifmeyer is the Associate Professor of Horn at the Crane School of Music - SUNY Potsdam. Currently Principal Horn of the Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra and the Orchestra of Northern New York, her international experience includes the Windsor Symphony (Ontario), the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional (Dominican Republic), the North Carolina Symphony, and the Kansas City Symphony. Ms. Drifmeyer has been an adjudicator at the International Horn Competition of America since 2005. As a member of the Potsdam Brass Quintet she has performed in national venues across the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Drifmeyer also enjoyed tenures with New Ear Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Detroit Chamber Winds. Her playing can be heard on Sony Classics, Capstone Records, and Mark Records on an upcoming release with the Potsdam Brass Quintet. With degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, her teachers include Verne Reynolds, Lowell Greer, and Greg Hustis.