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Aaron Brant

Adjunct Faculty, Horn



Phone: 937-229-3936

FH 464

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Aaron Brant teaches applied lessons, conducts the horn ensemble, co-teaches the brass area master class, and performs 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 as a member of the Spectrum Brass and Faculty Wind Quintet at the Bay View Music Festival.  At the festival he performs and coaches advanced conservatory students from across the country on the art of chamber music. Aaron is a also part of the DPO educational program SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids), where orchestra musicians use their unique skill sets to teach regular classroom curriculum in elementary schools around the Dayton area.

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 No. 1.  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