About

Biography

A musician who has forged a unique and multi-faceted career, Brian Horner is the owner of Sound Artist Support, is CEO/CCO of Craft Brewed Music™, and is Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Middle Tennessee State University.  He is the author of Living The Dream…The Morning After Music School, and is coauthor of Living The Dream…The Morning After Drama School and Living The Dream…The Morning After Art School, and presents music business and entrepreneurship lectures and saxophone clinics around the country. He 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.  He founded Craft Brewed Music™ in 2016.  The music-streaming app provides a cross-genre home for music and artists often overlooked by the mainstream.     

 

As a saxophonist, Horner has premiered more than a dozen 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. He can also be heard in a featured role on Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Gretchen Peters’ recording of “The Aviator’s Song.”  He has taught saxophone at the University of Tennessee, Austin Peay State University, and Western Kentucky University.    

 

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





Discography


Gretchen Peters - Halcyon (2004 - Curb)


Aaron Stayman - Human Condition (2005 - Deerslayer)


Nashville Chamber Orchestra - Kid Pan Alley Nashville (2006 - Compass)


Brian Horner/Elizabeth Avery - Saxophone Music of M. Zachary Johnson - Live At Steinway Hall
(2006 - CD Baby)



Larry The Cable Guy - Christmastime In Larryland (2007 - Warner Bros.) - brief speaking part!


Brian Horner/Elizabeth Avery - Serenade - Music For Saxophone & Piano (2008 - Sound Artist)

Gretchen Peters - Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (2010) (Scarlet Letter Records)

Mosiac - (with Nashville Saxophone Quartet) (2010)  (Navona)

Erin Thomas - You Don't Know Me (2012)



Premieres

Two Wedding Pieces for Soprano Saxophone & Horn (w/Erin Horner)
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY - May, 2007

Adagio for Alto Saxophone & Piano
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY - May, 2007

Three Songs for Tenor Voice, Alto Saxophone & Piano (revised)
"Summum Bonum" - "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" - "She Walks In Beauty"
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY - May, 2007

Scherzo-Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (w/Austin Peay State University Wind Ensemble)
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
Austin Peay State University Concert Hall
Clarksville, TN - February, 2007

Grand Sonata for Alto Saxophone & Piano
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
Steinway Hall
New York, NY - May, 2006

Ouroboros (w/Nashville Chamber Orchestra)
Composer: J. Mark Scearce
Polk Theater - Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Nashville, TN - September, 2005

Two Songs for Tenor Voice, Alto Saxophone & Piano
"The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" - "She Walks In Beauty"
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
Glimmerglass Opera - Young Artist Recital Series
Cooperstown, NY - July, 2004

Scherzo for Alto Saxophone & Piano
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
Middle Tennessee State University Saxophone Festival
Murfreesboro, TN - February, 2002

Serenade for Alto Saxophone
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
The Mannes College of Music
New York, NY - December, 2000

Scherzo for Alto Saxophone
Composer: M. Zachary Johnson
The Mannes College of Music
New York, NY - December, 2000

Elijah - Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Composer:  Chad W. Hughes
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  - April, 1999