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Joining the Trade Winds family was a pivotal point in my life as the true impact music can have on young minds was illuminated for me. Every time I pick up my horn, my mind returns to where it was when working with our students. That will forever be my happy place and gives more meaning to every note I play.
— Jamie Sanborn

Jamie Sanborn

Judy and Scott McCue Horn Chair 

French Horn

Jamie Sanborn is an educator and performer in the Hudson Valley area of New York. Currently, she is a fellow in The Orchestra Now at Bard College, an orchestra that is not only geared towards excellent performances, but also one which looks for new ways to challenge the typical ‘classical’ concert structure. She has performed throughout New York City with The Orchestra Now as well as a freelance musician in venues that include Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Great Hall at Cooper Union. Jamie has also performed with the Topeka Symphony as well as several festival orchestras including Aspen, Orchestra of the Americas, Round Top, Sarasota, Colorado College, Hot Springs, and Eutiner Festspiele in Germany. As of January 2019, Jamie will be performing as a substitute with the Hawaii Symphony as Third/Associate Principal horn until the end of their season.

A firm believer in the vital importance of music education Jamie has been teaching privately for several years and often recounts the projects with Trade Winds to instill even more passion and creativity into her students’ playing. She joined Trade Winds Ensemble in 2016 and considers their work paramount to the sustainability of classical music as well as to the quality of life worldwide.

Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Jamie holds a Bachelors from the University of Kansas and a Masters from The University of Texas at Austin. Her other notable teacher includes William VerMeulen, principal horn of the Houston Symphony and she currently studies under Julia Pilant, Assistant Principal Horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Outside of music Jamie spends her time practicing yoga and playing with the five cats and three bullmastiffs that live with her.

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