Carrie Rexroat

Freelancer and Teacher, Horn


 Photo by Larry Steen, 2014

Photo by Larry Steen, 2014

Originally from Michigan, Ms. Rexroat currently performs as 2nd Horn in Symphony Tacoma. She has held previous positions as 2nd Horn in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, 4th Horn in the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, 2nd Horn in the American Youth Symphony, 4th Horn in the Debut Symphony Orchestra, and 2nd/4th Horn in the Sarajevska Filharmonija in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina during their 2015/16 season. Rexroat also toured China in 2011 as Associate Principal Horn with the University of Michigan Symphony Band conducted by Michael Haithcock, and regularly performs with the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Honolulu Symphony, & Auburn Symphony.

Ms. Rexroat is also a highly recorded artist, and can be heard on albums such as Artifacts (Equilibrium Records), Points of Departure (Equilibrium Records), Placebo: A New Musical (Solid Sound Studios), as well as various  Video Game, Motion Picture, and Television scores recorded in Los Angeles & Seattle. Regarding personal accolades, she has been successful in multiple solo and chamber music competitions. In 2009, she received the Andrew J. Lum & David R. Julliet Young Artist Scholarship upon winning the Ann Arbor Concert Band Concerto Competition, and in April of 2014, she placed 3rd in the Winds and Brass Division in the Thornton School of Music’s Concerto Competition. In 2014, she and the other members of Gold Coast Brass Quintet won the Burke & Bagley Prize for best performance of Early Morning on the Waterfront. Most notably, she and the other members of The Cardinal Winds were  Semi Finalists at the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Finalists at the 2015 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and won Grand Prize at the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition.

Rexroat has performed in various orchestral and chamber concerts at venues in the United States, China, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hill Auditorium, Royce Hall, Orchestra Hall in Detroit, The Xi'an Concert Hall, The Shanghai Grand Theatre, The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and the National Theater of Sarajevo. She received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Michigan in 2013 having studied with Adam Unsworth and Bryan Kennedy, and completed her Masters of Music in Horn Performance in May 2015 from the University of Southern California  having studied under Dr. Kristy Morrell. In her free time she enjoys the occasional mocha latte, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and has a five-year old orange tabby named Milo. She also is the Founder of the storytelling blog A’tudes & Brews, and enjoys connecting with people in one-on-one interviews over coffee. For more information about these interviews, please visit