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Reese Farnell, a Fort Worth native, is a freelance musician and instructor in DFW. He performs regularly with the Fort Worth Symphony, is a substitute player for the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Winds, and can be seen in supporting ensembles for national tours that come through DFW. He also is a founding member of Fort Worth Brass, a chamber ensemble born during the COVID-19 pandemic and committed to presenting its own live concerts online.

Reese received his Bachelor of Music Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, studying with Patrick Hughes. He held the position of 2nd Horn of the Round Rock Symphony during his final year in Austin. He then attended the Yale School of Music to study with William Purvis, where he received a Master of Music diploma, a Master of Musical Arts diploma, and the John Swallow prize. During the summers, Reese performed at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Lake George Music Festival, and he was a Victoria Bach Festival Young Artist in 2015. While in Connecticut, he served as principal horn for the Amadeus Symphony and as Guest Principal Horn for Symphony S.O.N.G. in Seoul, Korea. Reese served as Principal Horn of the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra in 2017 before returning to Texas to become a freelance musician full-time. He has performed with a variety of ensembles across the US, as well as in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Germany, and Great Britain.

As a performing teacher, Reese maintains a modest but active teaching studio, and prides himself on bringing with him the joy of performing into private lessons.


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