Grammy winning hornist, Marian Hesse, is Professor of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. A member of the renowned Chestnut Brass Company (CBC), Ms. Hesse is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on the modern horn as well as historic brasses including natural horn, sacbut, saxhorn and quinticlave. She is a member of the Colorado Pro Musica, Colorado Ballet Orchestra and Opera Colorado as well as frequent performances with the Colorado Symphony She has performed as principal horn with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Boulder Bach Festival, and the Philadelphia Virtuosi. Having toured in all 50 of the United States, she has additionally performed and presented masterclasses in the Cayman Islands, Korea, Brazil, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Canada, Iceland, Germany and Hungary. Her more than fifteen recordings include the Grammy award winning CBC recording Hornsmoke, and recordings with the Mozart Orchestra, the Philadelphia Virtuosi, and the soundtrack of the Ken Burns Civil War television program and NFL Films. Ms. Hesse served on the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society as Secretary/Treasurer and on the jury of several international competitions including the International Horn Competition of America and the Jeju (Korea) International Brass Competition. Ms. Hesse is the author of Daily Routines for the Horn Player and Daily Routines for the Student Horn Player, (Mountain Peak Music) which are highly regarded publications for horn. At the International Horn Symposiums she has presented warm up sessions as well as guided discussion groups for college horn teachers. She has given masterclasses at Interlochen, Juilliard, Ohio State, and the University of Oregon, among others. With the Chestnut Brass, she has been a finalist in the esteemed Naumburg Chamber Music Competition and a semi-finalist in the Erwin Bodky Early Music Competition. A graduate of Yale University (MM), she also holds certificates in Non-Profit Management and Fundraising from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra.