A native of Eugene, Ore., Mr. Horner has served as acting principal tuba of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2014 and is on the applied instrumental faculty at Towson University teaching tuba and euphonium. At the age of 19, Mr. Horner held a one-year position as principal tuba of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and he is currently the principal tuba of the West Virginia Symphony and the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra. An honors graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Oregon, he also attended the Peabody Conservatory.
Mr. Horner had performed frequently with the Baltimore Symphony prior to 2014 including on the BSO's west coast tour and its 2010, 2013, and 2016 Carnegie Hall appearances with Marin Alsop. He can be heard on the BSO's two most recent albums featuring the symphonies of Leonard Bernstein conducted by Maestra Alsop (Naxos). Mr. Horner has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Kennedy Center Opera, New Jersey Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Louisville Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and New World Symphony among others. He has made chamber music appearances with the Washington Symphonic Brass, the Bay Street Brassworks, and the Clipper City Brass. He was a featured soloist with the Capital Wind Symphony in Vienna, Va., and received honorable mention at the 2010 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference.
Seth Horner has served as an audition panel member for Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America as well as Carnegie's NY02. In the summer, he has served on the faculty of Wyoming Seminary's Performing Arts Institute in Kingston, Penn., as instructor of tuba and euphonium as well as performing with the Oregon Bach Festival and Britt Festival. Mr. Horner has been a visiting instructor at the University of Oregon and Ithaca College, teaching lessons and master classes. He is a member in good standing of AFM locals 99, 40-543, and 136.