Meet Brian

Brian Vance, Principal Horn

Sponsored by Russ and Janet Buschert

Brian Vance is an experienced horn instructor and Principal Horn of the Boise Philharmonic and Principal Horn of the Boise Baroque Orchestra.

​Horn Professor, Boise State University

Horn Professor, Northwest Nazarine University

Horn Professor, College of Idaho

Boise State Chamber Music Camp

Idaho Orchestra Institute


​BM, French horn performance, Cleveland Institute of Music

MM, French horn performance, University of Akron, Ohio

Doctoral studies, French horn performance, Michigan State University

Prior performance experience:

Co-principal horn, Minnesota Opera Orchestra

Third Horn, Lansing Symphony, Lansing, Michigan

Third Horn, Midland Symphony, Midland, Michigan

Third Horn, Pontiac-Oakland Symphony, Pontiac, Michigan

Assistant Principal, Mansfield Symphony, Mansfield, Ohio

He has also performed with the Akron Symphony (OH), Alma Symphony (MI), Battle Creek Symphony (MI), Canton Symphony (OH), Central City Opera Orchestra (CO), Erie Philharmonic (PA), Ohio Ballet (OH), Jackson Symphony (MI), McCall Summerfest Orchestra (ID), Minneapolis Pops (MI), Minnesota Sinfonia (MN), Monterey Symphony (CA), Opera Idaho (ID), Plymouth Canton Symphony (MI), Symphony Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA), Taichung City Symphony (Taiwan), Traverse Symphony (MI), Walla Walla Symphony (WA), Warren Philharmonic (OH), Wheeling Symphony (WV), West Virginia Symphony (WV), West Michigan Symphony (MI), Wuhan Philharmonic (China) and Youngstown Symphony (OH).