Brian Horner

Austin Peay State University, Independent
Brian Horner

Artist Bio

Brian Horner serves as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Austin Peay State University and is the owner of Sound Artist Support, a company that provides custom marketing and management to independent artists and musicians. He is the author of ""Living The Dream...The Morning After Music School - a DIY guide to the music business"" (Kendall Hunt Publishing 2015) and is featured as the music business instructor in Kendall Hunt Publishing Company's Ultimate Online Jazz Workshops, alongside Grammy-winning artists Gordon Goodwin, Jeff Coffin, and others. He presents music business, entrepreneurship, and saxophone clinics around the country, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music where he studied with renowned saxophonist and pedagogue Donald Sinta. Horner's music business career has included stints with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Warner Bros. Records before the formation of his own company, Sound Artist Support, in 2008. SAS provides custom artist development and management to a diverse roster of world-class artists.

As a saxophonist, Horner has premiered more than ten new works for saxophone. He has appeared at such venues as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall and New York City's Mannes College of Music, as well as at the Glimmerglass Opera's Young Artist recital series in Cooperstown, NY. Joined by pianist Elizabeth Avery, he released Saxophone Music of M. Zachary Johnson--Live At Steinway Hall, and Serenade - Music for Saxophone & Piano. In reviewing the CDs, Saxophone Journal praises Mr. Horner's ""warm, vibrant sound"" and hails the music as ""a very valuable addition to the saxophone's repertoire"" and ""pure joy for the ears"". The Live album rose to become a ""Top Seller"" at CD Baby, and Horner was subsequently featured on the cover of Saxophone Journal. He can also be heard in a featured role on Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Gretchen Peters' recording of ""The Aviator's Song.""

Brian Horner is a D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist endorsing Grand Concert Select reeds, a Conn-Selmer Artist endorsing Selmer Paris saxophones, and endorses Hercules saxophone stands. He lives in Nashville with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.