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Elliott Stanger is a Chicagoland native and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He earned his Master’s Degree and has completed his academic coursework for his doctorate in Music Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Elliott serves as principal horn in the Durham Symphony, and has performed with numerous professional ensembles across the Southeast. Mr. Stanger is on the faculty at East Tennessee University and Mitchell Community College, and previously Rowan Cabarrus Community College.
Elliott has been a featured performer in several world premieres including DJ Sparr's Ella Que Llora for soprano and chamber ensemble, and two works from Julian Ward: Eulogy for brass quintet and vocals and Kinetic for brass quintet. He has also commissioned works from prominent young composers including Tyler Kline and Daniel Harrison. In January 2020, Elliott conducted the premiere performance of Robert Litton's Promenade for horn choir at the North Carolina Horn Day.
Elliott frequently travels the southern United States giving master classes and performing for middle school and high school students. He maintains an active horn studio in Greensboro, North Carolina, and his students have gone on to win several awards and placements in youth symphonies and honor bands.