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Maura McCune Corvington

Joined the RPO in 2015

Second horn Maura McCune Corvington has distinguished herself as a virtuosic young artist through  her expressive playing. Prior to joining the RPO, she performed as acting principal horn of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Hawaii Opera Theatre Orchestra, as well as throughout the Hawaiian Islands as the hornist of the Honolulu Brass Quintet. She previously served as acting associate principal and third horn at the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Hawaii Opera Theatre Orchestra. She also performed as an extra musician with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Houston Chamber Choir, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and the RPO. Corvington has spent past summers as a student and fellow at Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, Marrowstone Music Festival, and The International Festival-Institute at Round Top.

A graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Corvington completed her master’s in horn performance under the tutelage of William VerMeulen. She toured as a member of the Grammy Award-nominated Eastman Wind Ensemble as an undergraduate student at the Eastman School of Music. At Eastman she completed her bachelor’s in horn performance as a recipient of the performer’s certificate under the instruction of RPO Principal Horn W. Peter Kurau. She also graduated as a secondary piano major studying with Daria Rabotkina and Albert Kim. Originally hailing from Wilmette, Illinois, Corvington was inspired at an early age by the renowned Chicago Symphony Brass, and she studied regularly with CSO hornists Dale Clevenger and Alice Render.

Devoted to music education, Corvington shared her excitement and passion for music with her dedicated horn students at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa where she served as the lecturer of horn. An engaging and animated teacher, Corvington can often be found in the community guiding students in private lesson, chamber, adjudication, and clinic settings. She happily anticipates mentoring the Eastman School Freshman Horn Studio come spring 2016.

An avid racket sport athlete, Corvington is excited to revisit her favorite courts (either sunny or snowy!) in Rochester. She is thrilled to return to the vibrant musical community in Rochester, where she now resides with her husband and trumpet player, Patrick Corvington.

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