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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts


Susan McCullough

Susan McCullough

Adjunct Faculty, Horn

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 408
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Susan McCullough, Horn, earned her bachelors degree in music performance from Emporia State University in 1975. She was featured as Principal Horn and soloist with the Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs, CO from 1975-78 and recently finished 22 years with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra as third and Principal Horn. Ms. McCullough is a founding member of The Denver Brass and has been performing with the Aries Brass Quintet since 1996. She has been featured as soloist and clinician of horn throughout the United States as well as in Japan, Costa Rica, Australia and South Africa. In 2003, she had the pleasure of touring the United States as Principal Horn with the Lucerne Festival Strings, a highly esteemed Swiss chamber orchestra. Ms. McCullough has performed at regional horn symposiums including the 2004 Western United States Horn Symposium in Las Vegas, NV and the 2005 Mid-South Horn Symposium in Austin, TX and has been featured at international horn symposiums held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006, Switzerland in 2007, Denver in 2008, Illinois in 2009, Brisbane, Australia in 2010 and San Francisco in 2011, where she performed a world premiere of a new horn solo work. She has been a featured artist at South African National Symposiums 2007-2009. She has served on the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society since 2008. Susan can be heard on many CD recordings with The Denver Brass and Aries Brass Quintet as well as her recent release of a horn duet CD It's All Relative with her son Jesse McCormick, second Horn with The Cleveland Orchestra. A much sought after horn player in the Denver area, she regularly performs with many of Colorado's top ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Colorado Ballet, various opera companies and many of the Broadway shows that come to Denver. Ms. McCullough has been Instructor of Horn at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music since 1996. Susan was proud to host the 40th International Horn Symposium at the University of Denver, July 22-27, 2008.