Dakota Corbliss is an active horn teaching artist based in Columbia, South Carolina.
As a performer, Dakota 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, 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, as well as Cor4, a horn quartet focuses on outreach and expanding the quartet repertoire and visibility.
Dakota is currently Adjunct Professor of Horn at Coastal Carolina University, Newberry College, and was formerly Brass Instructor at Benedict College. He also maintains a full studio of high school students.
In an administrative role, Dakota 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.
Dakota is currently a DMA candidate at the University of South Carolina School of Music. Prior to his studies, earned his Masters of Music in Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He previously earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Music Performance from Virginia Tech, where he was a featured soloist with both the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and the nearby New River Valley Symphony. His teachers have included J.D. Shaw, Richard Todd, and Wallace Easter.