Dr. Dakota Corbliss is an active horn teaching artist based in Columbia, South Carolina.
As an ensemble performer, Corbliss is the Third Horn in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and plays with many other regional orchestras such as North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Virginia Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Long Bay Symphony. In the past, he has performed with the likes of New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, South Florida Philharmonic, New River Valley Symphony, the United States Navy Band Southwest, the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, and many others.
He is an avid chamber musician, helping found Vice City Brass, a collective of brass and electronic musicians aiming to bridge the generational gap between the past, present, and future. He also performs and is a founding member of Cor4, a horn quartet focused on outreach and expanding the quartet repertoire. Corbliss has recently co-founded a new music group called Pivot, a horn and saxophone duo that aims to use their music to "pivot" the views of their listeners on important social issues. Their first album "Terraform" will be released in 2021.
Corbliss is currently the Sabbatical Horn Instructor at the University of South Carolina, as well as Adjunct Professor of Horn at UNC-Wilmington, Coastal Carolina University, Newberry College. He was formerly Brass Instructor at Benedict College. He also maintains a full studio of high school students.
In an administrative role, Corbliss is currently the Director of Operations for the Brass Institutes of Virginia, a series of brass chamber music festivals that take place in the summer in Fredericksburg and Norfolk, Virginia. He has also worked logistics on many projects including the Savvy Arts Venture Challenge and the College Music Society Summit.
Corbliss has earned a DMA from the University of South Carolina School of Music, an MM from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and a BA Virginia Tech. His teachers have included J.D. Shaw, Richard Todd, and Wallace Easter.
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