Studio: Mason Hall 105
Phone: (256) 782-5559
Links: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Solomon, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, began playing his horn in junior high band while living in Miami, Florida. His family transferred to Dallas, Texas while he was still in junior high, and it was there that his interest in the horn began in earnest. Mr. Solomon continued his horn studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas under the tutelage of James London and Gregory Hustis. He earned his Master of Music Performance from the Julliard School in New York where he studied with Harry Berv. After several years of freelancing and teaching in the Dallas Forth Worth area, in 1989, Mr. Solomon won a position with The Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa. Later that year he became the Principal horn of that orchestra and remained there until 1994. He returned to the United States in 1994 and settled in Houston, Texas where he once again became a full-time freelancer and teacher. In 1995 he became a member of The Houston Ballet Orchestra, and in 1996 joined the faculty of Houston Baptist University. Mr. Solomon won a position in the horn section of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 1997, and joined the faculty of Jacksonville State University in 1998.
In addition to the orchestras already mentioned, Mr. Solomon has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Houston Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Ballet Orchestra, The Dallas Opera Orchestra, The Dallas Chamber Orchestra, The Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, The New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, The Dallas Brass, and The Paragon Brass Quintet. He has performed concertos with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, and the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.