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Carrie Rexroat

headshot-of-carrie-rexroatHailing from Michigan, Ms. Rexroat performs as 2nd Horn in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. She has held previous positions as the Fourth Horn in the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, as Fourth Horn in the Debut Symphony Orchestra, and most recently as 2nd/4th Horn in the Sarajevska Filharmonija in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina for their 2015/16 season. Rexroat also toured China in 2011 as Associate Principal Horn with the University of Michigan Symphony Band conducted by Michael Haithcock, and while living in Los Angeles, regularly performed with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Santa Barbara Choral Society and the San Bernadino Symphony.

Regarding personal accolades, Ms. Rexroat received the Andrew J. Lum & David R. Julliet Young Artist Scholarship upon winning the 2009 Ann Arbor Concert Band Concerto Competition. Most notably, she and other members of The Cardinal Winds were Semi-Finalists at the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Finalists at the 2015 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and won Grand Prize at the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. She is also a highly recorded artist, and can be heard on the albums Artifacts, Points of Departure, Placebo: A New Musical, as well as various Motion Picture and Television scores recorded in Los Angeles.

She received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Michigan in 2013 under Adam Unsworth and Bryan Kennedy, and completed her Masters of Music in Horn Performance in May 2015 from the University of Southern California under Dr. Kristy Morrell. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, and has a three year old orange tabby named Milo. She also is the Founder of the storytelling blog A’tudes & Brews, and enjoys connecting with people in one-on-one interviews over coffee. For more information, visit www.atudesandbrews.org and www.carrierexroat.com