Brian Horner

Sound Artist Support, Craft Brewed Music®

Artist Bio

Brian Horner has designed a multifaceted career as a saxophonist, educator, artist manager, author, and entrepreneur.  A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music where he studied with Donald Sinta, his 15-year university teaching career has included appointments at Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, the University of Tennessee, and Western Kentucky University.  Horner has appeared at 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, and has performed with the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and the Gateway Chamber Orchestra.  He has premiered more than a dozen new works for saxophone, and his recordings with pianist Elizabeth Avery include Saxophone Music of M. Zachary Johnson–Live At Steinway Hall, and Serenade – Music for Saxophone & Piano, and garnered a cover feature in Saxophone Journal.

Brian is the owner of Sound Artist Support, is CEO/CCO of Craft Brewed Music®, “the small batch streaming app,” co-hosts The Craft Brewed Music Podcast with his longtime musical collaborator Aaron Stayman, and has authored a series of books for Kendall Hunt Publishing, Living The Dream…The Morning After Music School, Living The Dream…The Morning After Drama School (with David Alford), and Living The Dream…The Morning After Art School (with John Watson).  He is co-author with Dr. Allison Adams of Playing & Teaching The Saxophone – A Modern Approach (Oxford University Press). He presents music business and entrepreneurship lectures and saxophone clinics at colleges and conservatories around the country.

Brian Horner is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist endorsing D’Addario Reserve reeds and a Conn-Selmer Artist endorsing Selmer (Paris) saxophones, and endorses Hercules Stands. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.