Background

Kurt Civilette - Horn

Experience: Positions Held

South Bend(IN) Symphony: Principal horn, fall 2012-present.
Midland(MI) Symphony: Principal horn, spring 2014-present.
Ann Arbor Symphony: 3rd horn and associate principal, brass quintet, fall 2010-present.
Flint Symphony: 3rd horn and associate principal, fall 2013-present.
Michigan State University: Visiting professor: Brass Pedagogy and Horn Instructor: 2010-12
Southwest Michigan Symphony: 3rd horn, 2012-14.
New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, 3rd horn/associate principal(core position): 1995-2010
New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Principal horn, one-year position, 2001-02
Santa Fe Symphony, 3rd horn, 2004-10.
Savannah(GA) Symphony Orchestra, acting principal horn, Feb-May 1995.
Charleston(SC) Symphony Orchestra, Principal horn, one-year position, 1993-94
Charleston(SC) Symphony Orchestra, 4th horn: 1994-96, tenured
Honolulu Symphony, Assistant/Utility horn, one-year position, 1990-91.
Illinois Philharmonic, principal horn, 1989-90, tenured.

Education:

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Bachelor of Music in horn performance, 1987.
Studied with Richard Oldberg, Dale Clevenger, and Eugene Chausow.
DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Studied with Jonathan Boen toward M.Mus in horn performance, 1989-90 (incomplete degree).

Experience: Extra, sub, and freelance work.

Detroit Symphony: extra/sub 2010-present
Michigan Opera Theater: guest principal and section substitute, 2010-present
Flint (MI) Symphony: guest principal and section substitute, 2010-13.
Ft Wayne (IN) Philharmonic: section substitute, 2012-present.
Kalamazoo (MI) Symphony: guest principal and section substitute, 2011-12
Saginaw Bay(MI) Symphony: guest principal and section substitute, 2010-present
Windsor (Ontario) Symphony: guest principal, 2011.
St. Louis Symphony: extra horn, April 2010, Sept 2013. Active member of sub list.
Southern Illinois Music festival, Carbondale, IL. Principal horn, 2009-present.
Utah Symphony: extra horn and Wagner Tuba on several Mahler and Bruckner symphonies 1996-2009.
Santa Fe Opera: Extra horn and Wagner Tuba 1998-2011.
Freelancing in Chicago 1989-93 including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Opera Theatre, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Illinois Phil, South Bend Sym.


Past auditions

Minnesota Opera, principal horn, finalist, March 2010
St. Louis Symphony, October 2009: winner, sub list audition
Savannah Symphony, principal horn, 1995 and 2000, runner-up both times
Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, 3rd horn. Finalist in 1997, runner-up in 1995.
San Antonio Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, finalist for principal horn during 1990s

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