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French Horn Instruction with Amber Dean

April 21, 2020

Amber Dean is a French horn player from East Moline, Illinois. In 2012, Amber joined the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, where she played third horn for three years. In February 2015, Dean became the second horn of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. During her time with the OFJ, the orchestra went on tours to South Korea, Germany, Austria, and the United States of America. Dean can be heard playing on two albums that the OFJ recorded during her time there, “Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto-Francesca da Rimini” and “Mariachitlán”. In 2019, Dean moved to Miami to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where she is a fellow in the Henry Mancini Institute. Since moving to Miami, Amber Dean has been playing Principal Horn in the Palm Beach Symphony and Florida Grand Opera.

Instructional Videos

In this series of videos, Symphony french horn player Amber Dean explains breathing exercises, warm up routines, etudes, and making recordings using the Acapella app.