Dr. Ross Ahlhorn currently serves as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Arkansas where he also performs as first trumpet with the Pinnacle Brass, the faculty brass quintet in residence at the University of Central Arkansas, and second trumpet with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. An international performing artist, Dr. Ahlhorn has performed in such places as Carnegie Hall, New York City, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Ahlhorn was a First Prize Winner in the “2018 Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso” and the “2018 Golden Classical Music Awards” International Competitions.

Dr. Ahlhorn is the former principal trumpet of the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, both principal and second trumpet of the Musica Nova Orchestra of Scottsdale, Arizona and has performed with the Arkansas Symphony, Conway Symphony, and Charlottesville Symphony. Dr. Ahlhorn was a soloist and principal trumpet at the 2014 Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, and 2nd trumpet with Orchestra Next, orchestra in residence with the Eugene Ballet (Oregon).

Dr. Ahlhorn’s teachers include, Wiff Rudd (Baylor University), David Hickman (Arizona State University), and Dr. Chris Carrillo (James Madison University). Dr. Ross Ahlhorn is proud to be an S.E. Shires Co. Performing Artist.