Maria Serkin, French horn
D r. Maria Serkin is the Associate Professor of Horn at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she leads a studio of some of the nation’s most talented high school, undergraduate, and graduate horn students. She enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer and educator, and has held principal horn positions with the Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and the Charlottesville Symphony, and was a fellow with the New World Symphony. Prior to her role at UNCSA, she taught at University of Virginia, the New World School of the Arts, and has led master classes extending from the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School to Sárospatak, Hungary.
Throughout her career, she has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, National Repertory Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, and was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.Her New York and Miami recording credits include work with The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, Gloria Estefan, and ESPN. Recent performance highlights include extensive work the Palm Beach Opera, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, the North Carolina Symphony, and the North Carolina Brass Band. In 2018, she was honored to premiere Kenneth Frazelle’sHearken (Blue Ridge Airs III) at the 50th International Horn Symposium.
Dr. Serkin earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music.