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Maura McCune Corvington

Joined the RPO in 2015

Maura McCune Corvington has distinguished herself as a virtuosic artist through her expressive playing. Prior to joining the RPO in July 2015, she served 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 of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Hawaii Opera Theatre Orchestra. She has also performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Houston Chamber Choir, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She has spent summers performing with the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, Marrowstone Music Festival, The International Festival-Institute at Round Top, and the Skaneateles Festival Orchestra.

Growing up in Illinois, Corvington was inspired at an early age by the renowned Chicago Symphony Brass, and she studied with Chicago Symphony Orchestra hornists, Dale Clevenger, and Alice Render. She holds a master’s degree in horn performance from the Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of William VerMeulen and a bachelor’s in horn performance with the performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music under the instruction of RPO Principal Horn W. Peter Kurau. During her undergraduate years, she toured as a member of the Grammy Award-nominated Eastman Wind Ensemble.

Corvington is an adjunct instructor of horn at the Eastman School, instructor of horn at the Eastman Community Music School, adjunct professor of horn at Roberts Wesleyan College, a horn mentor for the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and adjunct lecturer in horn studies at SUNY Geneseo where she has been a featured faculty soloist with the Geneseo Wind Ensemble and performs regularly as a member of the Geneseo Wind Quintet. Her horn students have been invited to perform at leading festivals, including the BUTI Young Artist Orchestra, and pursue elite level collegiate studies across the country. She previously served as lecturer of horn at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Corvington has also served as a featured clinician at Cornell University and at the Roberts Wesleyan College International Music Camp.

In spring of 2018, Corvington will lead a new course in Eastman’s Arts Leadership Program illuminating innovative, impactful, and essential studio teaching strategies for future music educators who face a continually evolving professional mentorship landscape. She lives in Rochester with her husband Patrick, a professional trumpet player.

 

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