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Rusty Holmes

Dr. Rusty Holmes
Dr. Rusty Holmes

Dr. Rusty Holmes is a speaker, teacher, and freelance horn player in the greater Austin, TX area. He currently holds the position of 2nd horn with the Central Texas Philharmonic, 4th horn with the Mid-Texas Symphony, and frequently subs with the San Antonio, Temple (TX), Brazos Valley, and Victoria (TX) Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Holmes teaches a large private studio in Austin, TX comprised of middle school, high school, university, and amateur adult students.

Dr. Holmes is an active lecturer and has presented at regional and international workshops, including the 52nd International Horn Symposium hosted virtually by the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. He is also a frequent guest speaker and teacher at colleges and universities across the United States.

Dr. Holmes received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma State University and his Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. His musical mentors include Lanette Compton and Patrick Hughes.