Curriculum Vitae, 2013

David Jolley, Horn Soloist

210 West 101st St. #12A, New York, New York 10025

cell (917)482-0617   email:

Musical Training

Early Horn Studies with James Decker and Wendell Hoss, Los Angeles.

Chamber Music Studies with Cesare Pascarella of the Roth Quartet.

Juilliard School of Music, Bachelor of Music, Master of Science Degrees,

1966-72.  Horn Studies with James Chambers, Principal Horn of the

New York Philharmonic.

Marlboro School of Music, Summers, 1977-80.

Chamber Music Studies with Rudolph Serkin, Marcel Moyse, Sol

Schoenbach, Felix Galimir, among others.

Current Teaching Positions

Professor of Horn, Stony Brook University, 2014-present

Professor of Horn, Mannes College of Music, 1987-present

Professor of Horn, University of North Carolina School of the Arts,


Professor of Horn and Brass Studies, Queens College of the City

University of New York, 1996-present.

Professor of Horn and Chamber Studies, Manhattan School of Music,


Professional Memberships


Member, International Horn Society, 1986-present.


Over two dozen recordings with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for

Deutsche Grammophon, 1974-1999, including Mozart Concerti

Nos. 1 and 4.

Solo CDs for Arabesque Recordings, 1995-2010:

“Adagio and Allegro:  German Romantic Masterworks for Horn”

with Sara Rothenberg, piano, Erie Mills, soprano, and Stephen

Taylor, oboe,

(works of Schumann, Schubert, von Weber, Reinecke, and Strauss)


             “Sonatas and Trios of Alec Wilder”  with pianist David Oei,

          (Sonatas 1-3, and Trio No. 1 for Horn, Tuba and Piano, and Trio No.

          1 for Horn, Clarinet, and Piano, with guest artists Sam Pilafian and

          Alan Kay)


             “Villanelle:  French Masterworks for Horn”

          with Samuel Sanders, piano, Nancy Allen, Harp, and Joyce Guyer,


          (works by Dukas, Chabrier, Berlioz, Satie, Schnyder, and Koechlin)


             “Mozart Concertos 1-4 and the Concert Rondo”

          (with the Israel Sinfonietta, Uri Mayer, Conductor)


             “Richard Strauss Concertos Nos. 1 and 2”

          (with the Israel Sinfonietta, Uri Mayer, Conductor)


          “Sea Eagle” by Peter Maxwell Davies, released by Arabesque

Recordings Online, 2010.

“Music for Horn and Piano” by Thea Musgrave, with pianist

Morey Ritt, released by Arabesque Recordings Online, 2010.



Recordings with Windscape Wind Quintet for MSR Recordings:

“Roaring 20’s” (1999)

          (music of Armstrong, Stravinsky, Kurt Weill, Hindemith, Abreu,

          Nazareth, Villa-lobos, and Gershwin)

“Music of Maurice Ravel” (2005)

(Tombeau de Couperin, Valses Sentimentales et Nobles,

          La mere l’oye)

“Music of Antonin Dvorak (2006).

           String Quartet Opus 51/ arr. Jolley, Quintet for Piano and Strings,

          Opus 81/ arr. Jolley, Romance for Violin and Orchestra/ arr. Kay,

          With guest artists Jeremy Denk and Daniel Phillips


           “The Art of the Fugue” by J.S. Bach/arr. Samuel Baron

Recording with Windscape Wind Quintet and the Orion String Quartet

For Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Sony Classics, 2010



Current Recording Projects


          “Chamber Music of George Tsontakis”  to be released by Koch

International Recordings in 2010.  Works recorded include Gemini

          and Dust, written for David Jolley.


          “TRIO 101-New York plays Bach, Beethoven and Bartok”  to be

released in June 2011 by Arabesque Recordings Online.  Works

include J.S. Bach’s Chaconne in G/arr. Jolley, Beethoven’s Trio, Op.

          81/arr. Avitsur, Bartok’s Rumanian Dances/arr. Jolley, and Piazzola’s






J. S. Bach/arr. Jolley:  Two Chorale Preludes for Horn and Piano,

Ein’ Feste Burg” and “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland”,

International Music Publishers, 1989.

J.S. Bach/arr. Jolley:  Selections from the Notebooks of Anna

          Magdalena Bach, Opus International Publishers, 1996.

Armstrong/arr. Jolley:  “Yes, I’m in the Barrel”, published by Opus

International Publs., 1998.

Satie/arr. Jolley:  “Gnossienne No. 1”, for Horn and Harp,published by

Opus International Publishers, 1999.

Self-Published Works  (available from D. Jolley directly)

Arrangements for Wind Quintet:

J.S. Bach:  Fantasia and Fugue, BWV

J.S. Bach:  Praeludium and Fugue, BWV

Leos Janacek:  Fifteen Moravian Songs

Gustav Mahler “Songs of a Wayfarer”

W.A. Mozart Sonata No. 17 in Eb

W.A. Mozart Sonata No. 18 in D

Franz Schubert Quartet in A Minor

  1. Dvorak/arr. Jolley:  Quintet, op. 51, published by  Cornichon Press,

2012 (formerly published by Tevco Publ., 2006)

A. Dvorak/arr. Jolley:  Sextet, op. 81, published by Cornichon Press,

New York, 2010.

Arrangements for Brass Trio


J.S. Bach:  Chaconne in G

J.S. Bach:  Three Sinfonias

Bela Bartok:  Rumanian Dances

Richard Strauss:  Til Eulenspiegel

Arrangements for Large Brass Ensemble                                                            

Giovanni Gabrieli:  Jubilate Deo


Thomas Weelkes;  Anthem, “When David Heard” (That Absalom Had Died)


Thomas Weelkes:  Anthem, “O Jonathan”


Orlando Lassus:  Anthem, “Timor and Tremor”


Anton Bruckner: Anthem “Tota Pulchra Es”


Leo Sowerby:  Benedictus                  

In Preparation:

Jolley:  Etude-Variations on a Jewish Prayer for Horn Solo (2003)


Jolley: Horn Method–“A Playing Path”


Prizes and Awards

Prizewinner, Heldenleben International Horn Competition, Cleveland

OH, 1977.

Winner, Concert Artists Guild Competition, NYC, 1979.

Recipient, National Endowment of the Arts Grant, for Solo Recital at

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1985.

Recipient, Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund Grant, for Solo Recital in

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, 1987.

Performance Activities

     Concerto Performances with Orchestras across the U.S.:

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Rochester Philharmonic

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Phoenix Symphony Orchestra

New Mexico Symphony

Oklahoma City Symphony

Vermont Symphony

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Florida Philharmonic

Des Moines Symphony

Charlottesville Symphony

Erie Philharmonic, among many others

International Concerto Performances:


          Kamerata Chamber Orchestra of Athens

Israel  Sinfonietta

Israel Chamber Orchestra

Sinfonia Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

Sinfonia Classica, Tenerife, Canary Islands

London Ontario Symphony, Canada

 Netherlands Chamber Orchestra



 Master Classes, 1985-present: 


          Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Eastman School of Music,

Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music,

Northwestern University, Indiana University, Cleveland Institute,

University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan-Ann

Arbor, University of Texas-Austin, Baylor University, University

of Oklahoma-Norman, University of Miami, University of Virginia-

Charlottesville, University of South Carolina-Columbia, University

of Georgia-Athens, among others.



Chamber Performance:


     Member, Windscape Virtuoso Wind Quintet, 1995-present, with

          Tara Helen O’Connor, flute, Randall Ellis, oboe, Alan R. Kay,

          Clarinet, and Frank Morelli, bassoon.


     Member, Fleisher-Jolley-Tree-O, with pianist Leon Fleisher and

          Violinist Michael Tree, 2002-2008.


     Member, Trio Valtorna, with Ida Kavafian,

          Violin, and Gilles Vonsattel, Piano, 2009-present.


     Member, New York Brass Arts Trio, with Joseph Burgstaller,    

     Trumpet,  and Haim Avitsur, Trombone, 2009-present.


     Member-Emeritus, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra:  25 years, 1972-97,

          Recording for Deutsche Grammophon Recordings and touring

          Internationally.  Annual tours to Europe, the Far East and North     

          And South America


Frequent guest artist with Musicians from Marlboro, Guarneri Quartet,

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, American String Quartet, Beaux

Arts Trio, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, among others.

Summer Festivals include Kingston Music Festival, Aspen, Marlboro,

Caramoor, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, Vail, Music from

Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Mainly Mozart, Orford in

Canada, Vianden in Luxembourg, Dartington Hall in England, Madeira-

Bach in Portugal,  Mustasaari and Kuhmo in Finland.



John Harbison, “Twilight Music” (1985) for Violin, Horn and Piano,

through the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Bruce Adolphe, “Ladino Songs” (1987), for Soprano, Horn and Guitar,

joint commission with Lucy Shelton.

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, “Concerto for Horn and Strings” (1996), pre-

miered with the Rochester Philharmonic at the Bravo!Colorado

Festival, Vail, CO.  New York Premiere with Orpheus Chamber

Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, 1997.

George Perle, “Duos” for Horn and String Quartet (1999), premiered

with the Orion Quartet at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln

Center, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

George Tsontakis, “Dust” for Violin, Horn and Piano, premiered at the

Fontana Chamber Music Festival, Kalamazoo, Mich., (2000).

George Tsontakis, “Shiver” for Horn and Strings (2002), premiered at

20th Century Unlimited, Santa Fe, NM.

Lawrence Dillon, “Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra” (2004),

Premiered with the Carolina Chamber Symphony, the composer


Leo Kraft, “l’unicorno” for Horn and Chamber Orchestra, (2008)

Premiered and recorded with the North-South Resonance Chamber

Orchestra, Max Lifschitz, conducting.



Former Students and Their Posts


Rachel Childers, Second Horn, Boston Symphony

Jacek Muzyk, Principal Horn, Buffalo Philharmonic

Rachel Velvikis, Principal Horn, Richmond Symphony

Eva Conti, Principal Horn, New Haven Symphony

Christopher Komer, Third Horn, New Jersey Symphony

Jeffrey Scott, Member, Imani Winds, Horn Faculty, Montclair State College

Daniel Grabois, Professor of Horn, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Karl Krammer, Member, Dorian Quintet, Horn Faculty, Rowan University

Patrick Smith, Professor of Horn, Virginia Commonwealth University

Daniel Costello, Dessau Opera, Germany

Jessica Hill, Dessau Opera, Germany

Alon Reuven, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel Aviv