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Brian Horne

Associate Professor of Music (Voice); Chair, Department of Voice

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Merrill Hall, MU004C



  • D.M., Doctor of Music, Indiana University, 2001
  • M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1987
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Hiram College, 1985

Tenor Brian Horne is associate professor of voice, specializing in studio voice and voice pedagogy, at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Hiram College in Ohio as well as master's and doctoral degrees from the Jacobs School. He has taught at the University of Missouri and Shorter College, and continues to perform and present master classes.

Horne's former students perform at venues such as the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Santa Fe, Opera Memphis, Atlanta Opera, Chicago Lyric, and Bayerishe Staatsoper (Munich), as well as with symphonies such as those of Colorado, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Melbourne, and Cleveland.

His students have won competitions such as the Cardiff Singer of the World, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the $10,000 first prize in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards, and awards such as Outstanding Performer in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year. His students have been finalists in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum competition, Music Teachers National Association Young Artist, Dallas Opera Guild, Opera Columbus Irma Cooper Vocal Competition, and the Mobile Opera Competition, and won career grants from the Richard Tucker and Merola Foundations.

His students have participated in summer programs such as Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, Merola, Central City Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera New Jersey, and Des Moines Metro Opera, as well as in professional training programs such as the Academy of Vocal Arts and the Houston Opera Studio.

Horne serves on the Jacobs School of Music Council, as regional governor for the Great Lakes Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and as president of the NATS Foundation. As faculty sponsor of the Student NATS chapter at Indiana University, professor of the doctoral voice pedagogy courses, and research director for doctoral dissertations, he has mentored dozens of students into college teaching positions. He was chosen to serve as a master teacher for the 2014 NATS Intern Program and is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Teachers of Singing.