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David Renfro

A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, David Renfro is the Principal Horn of the Arkansas
Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2005. He also serves as the ASO's Chief
Development Officer. Prior to that appointment, David taught horn and chamber music at
Ouachita Baptist University and Henderson State University. He received his Bachelor of
Music and Master of Music degrees in Horn Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs
School of Music. His primary teachers have included Myron Bloom (The Cleveland
Orchestra), Michael Hatfield (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra), and Richard Seraphinoff
(Baroque and Classical Horn specialist).
David has also served as the Principal Horn of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Principal
Horn of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and currently appears with other orchestras
including the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa
Symphony, and Quad City Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work as an orchestra
musician, David maintains an active teaching studio and performs regularly as a chamber
musician and soloist. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette lauded David's performances as soloist
in Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 2 with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as
"sparkling" and a "musical glory". David also gave the Arkansas premiere of American
composer James Beckel's Pulitzer Prize-nominated concerto for horn, "The Glass Bead
Game," with the Henderson State University Wind Ensemble. Other recent solo engagements
have included Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra,
Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 with both the Arkansas and Missouri Symphony Orchestras,
and as guest soloist performing the Franz Strauss Horn Concerto with the Arkansas
Symphony Youth Orchestra.
In the summer of 2023, David joined the horn section of the Peninsula Music Festival.

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