Justin Stanley

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Dr. Justin  Stanley


Assistant Professor


School of Music

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(931) 372-6089


Bryan Fine Arts #216


Dr. Justin Stanley enjoys a career as a sought-after freelance hornist and accomplished chamber musician. He is thrilled to join the faculty at Tennessee Tech’s School of Music, where he will lead the horn studio and join the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, the Brass Arts Quintet, and the Cumberland Quintet. Dr. Stanley is coming to Cookeville from the Pacific Northwest, where is currently Instructor of Horn at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Stanley is a founding member of American Prize-finalist Some Assembly Required (SAR), with which he has toured across the country and commissioned several new works featured on the ensemble's debut eponymous album. With SAR and in solo projects, Justin presents music seldom heard by today’s audiences. In his freelance career, this season's engagements include the Eugene Symphony, Microphilharmonic, Newport Symphony, Orchestra NEXT, and Colorado Mahlerfest, where he will lead the horn section in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony. Dr. Stanley was principal horn with Orchestra NEXT for their 2021 production and album recording of the Nutcracker. He has performed with many orchestras including the Boston Philharmonic, Lexington Symphony, and Oregon Symphony. He received a Bachelor’s in Music Performance from New York University, a Master’s in Horn Performance with a Music-in-Education concentration from New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance from the University of Oregon.