Dr. Brenda Luchsinger


Dr. Brenda Luchsinger, Associate Professor
French Horn, Fundamentals of Music, Music Theory, Aural Skills, Brass Methods, Graduate Faculty
Music Building 302; 604-9140 bluchsinger@alasu.edu

Dr. Brenda Luchsinger is an Associate Professor of Music at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL, where she teaches horn, music theory and aural skills courses, and brass methods. Originally from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, she earned the degrees, BM in Applied Horn and Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, MM in Horn Performance from the University of Florida, and DMA in Horn Performance from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Luchsinger currently holds positions with the Tuscaloosa and Montgomery Symphony Orchestras, Sinfonia Gulf Coast (Destin, FL), and performs frequently in the pit orchestra at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and with other orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the southeast. In addition to an active performance schedule in the United States, she has also performed in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Canada.

In 2018 she became one of the first horn players worldwide, certified to teach the Suzuki Method for horn. She serves on the Brass Committee for the International Suzuki Association and is a lead developer of the materials for the Suzuki Horn Method. She was awarded a 2022 Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council of the Arts to establish a Brass for Children Suzuki program in Montgomery.

She is a frequent lecturer, speaking at many regional workshops, state and national conferences, and international horn symposia. Dr. Luchsinger is also in high demand as an adjudicator, working with many local, regional, and international competitions, including the Birmingham Music Guild and the International Horn Competition of America.

Dr. Luchsinger serves as the International Horn Society’s Area Representative for Alabama, and as News Editor for The Horn Call. She can be heard on recordings with the Wind Symphony of the University of Florida (Durian Music, Stravinsky and Friends) and the American Wind Symphony (Music of the Americas). Her teachers have included Charles “Skip” Snead, Paul
Basler, Patrick Miles, and Michael J. Arendt.