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Al Rise

Al Rise is currently the hornist of the Georgetown Quintet, Utility horn of the Apollo Orchestra,  as well as a substitute player with several orchestras in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including the National Philharmonic, the Annapolis Symphony, the Arlington Philharmonic, and the Manassas Ballet Theater Orchestra. Al Rise graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance, and prior, graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed several recital programs, and has been featured as a soloist with the Case Baroque Ensemble, at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Midland Community Orchestra, the Chemical City Band, and the Mount Pleasant Public High School Wind Ensemble. Al has also competed in several solo competitions, including those at CIM, Aspen, Interlochen and the International Horn Competition of America. In the 23-24 Season, he was featured on the Listen Local Recital Series, as well as the Tuesday Concert Series at Epiphany. 

Al Rise Currently studies with Sylvia Alimena, former 2nd horn of the National Symphony Orchestra. His former teachers include Phil Munds (Baltimore Symphony), David Wakefield (American Brass Quintet), Richard King (The Cleveland Orchestra), and Mary Beth Orr (Grand Rapids Symphony). Al Rise grew up in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, in a family run welding and industrial equipment repair shop.