Austin Sposato

Austin Sposato, Horn, Anima Brass Quintet, Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, NY

Austin Sposato, Horn

Austin Sposato is an experienced orchestral, chamber, and solo Horn performer from Mount Sinai, New York. Austin is a founding member of the New York‐based brass quintet, Anima Brass. He has also worked with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Video Game Orchestra, Nassau Pops Orchestra, Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble and New York Youth Symphony, performing in such venues as the Barclays Center and Carnegie Hall.

Austin received his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in 2014, graduating Summa Cum Laude and receiving the Edith Salvo Prize for most meritorious student in music. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance at Stony Brook University, where he is fortunate to work closely with members of the American Brass Quintet and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His principal teachers and mentors are Dr. Jeffrey Forden, David Jolley, and William Hoyt.

Austin has recently performed in masterclasses with Eric Ruske, Eric Reed, Richard King, Laurel Ohlson and Jeff Scott. He was awarded a full scholarship to Protégé International music festival and was a fellow at Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival. He is also an accomplished bartender, amateur banjo player, and hopes to one day live on Block Island.