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Sean Bresemann 2018. photo by Mindi Acosta

Sean Bresemann

Conductor, Teacher, Composer

Sean Bresemann is a versatile musician currently in Tucson, Arizona. There, he is finishing a doctorate in orchestral conducting. In Tucson he has conducted and played horn in the Tucson Symphony, enjoys teaching horn, and gives lessons to musicians in a variety of contexts. As a musician in the 21st century, he believes it is important to be a multi-dimensional musician, exploring music expression via several avenues. A dear friend told him, "Sean, you've never been just a horn player." Sean seeks to express music in as many ways as possible.

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Sean Peter Bresemann is a professional orchestral conductor. Currently, he is finishing his time as a doctoral student in orchestral conducting at the University of Arizona with Dr. Thomas Cockrell. Most recently, Sean has made guest appearances with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He often provides balance notes to the TSO's Maestro, José Luis Gomez. He has also served as assistant conductor for Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. While at the University of North Texas he performed with the Abilene Philharmonic as an apprentice conductor. Bresemann participated as a conducting fellow at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2015 and 2016. There he was called a “presence on the podium” and an “effective young conductor” by Peter Perret of the Classical Voice of North Carolina. Bresemann has conducted in masterclasses led by Gerard Schwarz, Grant Cooper, José-Luis Novo, and Eric Garcia. Bresemann’s primary conducting instructors have included Dr. Thomas Cockrell, David Itkin, and Dr. Terence Milligan.

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Hornist and Teacher

Bresemann studied horn with William C. Robinson, Randy Gardner, Richard Deane, and Hazel Dean Davis. Professionally, he has performed with the Tucson Symphony, Ocala Symphony, Queen City Chamber Opera, and The Villages Philharmonic. He attended the Brevard Music Center and Chautauqua School of Music, each multiple times. His undergraduate degree is from the College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with former Philadelphia Orchestra hornist, Randy Gardner. While rigorously pursuing a career in orchestral performance for many years, Sean suffered neurological damage that severely impacted his ability to play and derailed his career ambitions; however, in recent years, physical therapy has made a return to playing possible. With this experience, Bresemann believes strongly in the powers of optimism, resiliency, and that one never knows what the future has in store. These beliefs are a cornerstone of his teaching, playing, and conducting.

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As a composer, Sean writes mostly for expression and fun. His compositions are published through Veritas Musica Publishing where he is also an editor. Most recently, his Quartet for Harp, Piano, Horn, and Cello was premiered at the 2021 Tucson HarpFest. His Sonata No. 3 for Horn and Piano was most recently performed by Dr. Benjamin Lieser at National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. It was composed for and premiered by Aaron Bartos in Switzerland in 2018.

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