Alicia Waite, Fourth Horn
2008-2009 marks Alicia’s first season as Fourth Horn of the Oregon Symphony. Prior to joining the OSO, she played second horn with the Virginia Symphony from 2004-2008. In addition to her symphonic work in Virginia, she performed with the Norfolk Chamber Consort and as a guest soloist on The Organ Swell recital series each spring. Alicia also temporarily played assistant/utility horn with the Milwaukee Symphony and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons. During the summer months, she has performed with the Britt Festival Orchestra, Shaker Mountain Opera Orchestra, and Colorado College Summer Chamber Music Festival.
Although Alicia is an Oregon native, born in Bend, she grew up mostly in Fort Collins, Colorado. Alicia moved to the Midwest after high school to continue her formal education in music. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance from Lawrence University and her Master of Music degree, also in Horn Performance, from Northwestern University where she studied with William Barnewitz and Gail Williams. In her spare time Alicia enjoys running, biking, and hiking. She also loves to read, create scrapbooks, and travel the country visiting family and friends.