Adrienne Horne is Acting Assistant Principal Cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for the 2006-2007 season. She has been a member of the TSO cello section since 1996. Adrienne has served as Principal Cellist of the Tucson Pops Orchestra since 2001. Prior to joining the TSO, Adrienne performed with a variety of other professional orchestras, including the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Orchestra of Santa Fe. Earlier in her musical career, Adrienne was a member of two prominent youth orchestras in the Los Angeles area, the American Youth Symphony and the Young Musicians’ Foundation Debut Orchestra. She has participated in numerous summer festivals, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and the National Orchestra Institute. Adrienne earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from UCLA and a Master of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington.
In Tucson, Adrienne has been featured as cello soloist with the Tucson Pops Orchestra and the Catalina Chamber Orchestra. She is an accomplished pianist as well as cellist and performs on both instruments as orchestral musician, chamber musician, soloist and accompanist. She is a dedicated teacher, maintaining a full studio of both cello and piano students. Her students are active in the musical life of Tucson, participating in youth and adult orchestras, as well as chamber music groups and other musical activities within the community.
What was your first musical experience as performer or audience member?
My first recital was at my piano teacher’s house when I was 6 years old. I was supposed to play a solo and a duet by memory. I was so scared that I refused to play the solo at all, and I played the duet only when my teacher let me use my sheet music.
Why did you choose your instrument?
I started on piano when I was six. I loved playing piano and practiced diligently, but I wanted to play in a group. I was drawn to string instruments, and I thought that cello had the most beautiful sound.
What is your favorite music to perform? Genre or specific piece
I don’t have a favorite genre or piece of music. I like the variety I experience by playing music of many eras, composers, and styles.
What do you do besides music?
I volunteer in my community as a Crisis Advocate for the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault. I am a graduate student at the University of Phoenix, working on my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Where did you go to school?
I earned my undergraduate degree in Music from UCLA and my graduate degree in Music from Indiana University, Bloomington.
What are your favorite places in Tucson?
I am happy to be anywhere in Tucson. It’s a great place to live!
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