- 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 music in voice and chair of the Department of Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he specializes in studio voice and voice pedagogy.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College in Ohio, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Jacobs School. He previously 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, Opera Memphis, Atlanta Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Bayerishe Staatsoper (Munich), as well as with symphonies such as those of Colorado, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Melbourne, and Cleveland. In addition, they have sung leading roles on Broadway in shows such as Rock of Ages, Groundhog Day, and Spiderman: Turn Out the Dark.
Horne’s students have won competitions such as the Cardiff Singer of the World, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, $10,000 first prize in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards, and awards including 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 competition, Dallas Opera Guild competition, Opera Columbus Irma Cooper Vocal Competition, and Mobile Opera Competition. They have also won career grants from the Richard Tucker and Merola foundations.
Students of Horne 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.
As faculty sponsor of the Student NATS chapter at Indiana University, professor of doctoral voice pedagogy courses, and research director for doctoral dissertations, Horne 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.