Katy Ambrose

Katy Ambrose (she/her) is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Iowa. She is also Fourth Horn in the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and Solo Horn of Victory Hall Opera and Solo Horn of the New Orchestra of Washington. Katy’s extensive orchestral experience includes having held positions in many regional orchestras throughout the United States and substituting with major ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic, Hawai’i Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and the Virginia Symphony. Katy has performed on Baroque and Classical horn with the Washington Baroque Consort, the Staunton Music Festival, Three Notch’d Road, and in recitals. A dedicated chamber musician, she is a founding member of the trans-continental natural horn quartet “Conica”, Lanta Horn Duo, and was a co-founder of Seraph Brass. Katy has spent several summers teaching at the NOW Summer Festival in Washington, DC, the Curtis Institute of Music Young Artists Summer Program, and the (now-defunct) All-State program at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Dr. Ambrose received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Temple University, Artist Diploma from Yale University, Master’s from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.