Natalie Brooke Higgins, horn
Natalie Brooke Higgins currently serves as the assistant professor of music in horn at the University of Nevada, Reno. Higgins received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, Master's of Music from George Mason University and Bachelor of the Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. Higgins is an active performer, educator, administrator and entrepreneur. Based on her innovative achievements, service to her community and commitment to inspire the next generation of musicians and music educators, she was recently recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 40 Under 40 honorees, a feature that celebrates the best and brightest in business, government, nonprofits, education, healthcare, banking and professional sports. As a performer, Higgins is a founding member of the Alias Brass Company and an active solo, chamber, orchestral and wind band musician. Most recently, Higgins toured the Midwest as a part of an Allied Concert Services tour with the Alias Brass Company, performing 13 concerts in Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Montana and North Dakota, was a featured artist at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Hershey, PA, participated as a contributing artist at the International Horn Symposium in Natal, Brazil and made her San Francisco debut in a chamber music series hosted by the San Francisco Community Music Center.
Higgins has performed with such ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Macon Pops, St. Joseph Symphony, American Festival Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra and Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the award winning Fountain City Brass Band, award winning University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet, award winning Borderline Brass Quintet, Topeka Symphony and the University of California, Los Angeles Gluck Scholarship Woodwind and Brass Quintets.