Denise Tryon

Originally from Roseville, Minnesota, Denise Tryon graduated high school from the famed Interlochen Arts Academy and received her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston. As a member of the Taiyo Wind Quintet, she won the Grand Prize in the Coleman Chamber Competition and received the Presidential Scholarship while in the Artist Diploma Program at NEC. Tryon is the Associate Professor of Horn at University of Cincinnati CCM. She served as Horn Professor of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore from 2007 – 2019. Since 2019, Tryon has been the 4th horn of the world renowned American Horn Quartet. Previously, Tryon was fourth horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra (2009 - 2017), The Detroit Symphony (2003 - 2009) and second horn of The Baltimore Symphony (2000 - 2003), as well as the Columbus Symphony and the New World Symphony. An active and accomplished educator, Tryon is sought after for her masterclasses. She has taught extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. In 2009, Tryon founded Audition Mode, a yearly horn seminar, with Karl Pituch. The seminar focuses on the skills horn players need to be successful in orchestral auditions. Tryon has released 3 albums, SO•LOW (2015), A Pair of Aces (2017) and Hope Springs Eternal (2020). These albums include 10 new commissions focusing on the low register of the horn.