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Stephen Hanrahan

Adjunct Professor of Music, Horn


Stephen Hanrahan joined the UMSL Department of Music faculty in 2013.  Additionally, he currently is an active free-lance hornist in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He serves as Principal Horn of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra/Illinois Chamber Orchestra, as well as extra/substitute horn with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, having accompanied the SLSO on two tours of Carnegie Hall. He is also Second Horn with the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (MUNY) and Hornist with the Fox Theater Orchestra, having performed in numerous musicals including Wicked, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, andTitanic. Other orchestral experience includes four seasons as Principal Horn of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, extra/substitute with the Alabama, Memphis, Charleston, Hilton Head, and Augusta (GA) Symphony Orchestra’s, and the Missouri Symphony Society. With these organizations, and as an active free-lance musician, Mr. Hanrahan has performed with such artists as Itzak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Andre Watts, Rod Stewart, Chet Atkins, Ray Charles, Crystal Gayle, Doc Severinsen, Dennis DeYoung, Bernadette Peters, and Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Mr. Hanrahan is a former Adjunct Professor of Horn at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and currently teaches privately throughout the St. Louis metro area. In addition to private instruction, he holds sectionals and masterclasses with many area schools. He received both his masters and bachelors degrees in Music from the University of Missouri, where his instructors included D. Bruce Heim and Laurence M. Lowe. He also attended Northwestern University where he studied with Dale Clevenger, Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has received additional instruction from Roland Pandolfi, James Wehrman, and Tod Bowermaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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