Brian T. Kilp

Dr. Brian Kilp joined the faculty of Indiana State University in 1998 where he is Professor of Music/Horn. In March of 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University and Visiting Guest Professor at the Shenyang Conservatory South Campus in the P.R. of China. In 2006 he was awarded Visiting Guest Professor at Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University in Thailand. In June 2002, Dr. Kilp was appointed Visiting Guest Professor of Horn of the Shenyang and Dalian Conservatories of Music. Brian has presented master classes and performed at the Conservatories in Chengdu, Beijing Central, Tianjin, Xi’an, and in Shenyang, P.R. China, as well as in numerous cities, towns, and villages in Thailand and Singapore, and at National Taichung University in Taiwan. In 2002 he was a recitalist at the 5th International Foreign Music Cultural Exchange Festival in Shenyang.

He is a founding member of The Ambassador Brass, who in 2010 performed in numerous venues in Shenzhen and Shenyang, China, and in 2008 and 2007 performed and offered clinics and workshops in Bangkok, Salaya, Hua Hin, Ubon Ratchatani, Udon Thani, Phitsanuloke, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, and other places in Thailand, and performed with the U. S. Ambassador to Thailand, Eric John (a trombonist), in Phitsanuloke for an audience of over 5000. He has been Principal Horn and on the Faculty of the Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Eisenstadt, Austria, from 2000-2006 and 2008-present. He is currently Principal Horn with the Sinfonia da Camera, in Champaign, IL, which in 2007 toured Beijing and Shanghai, P.R. of China. He is also Principal Horn of the Terre Haute Symphony and the Danville Symphonies, and is a member of Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band, with which he has toured 18 states, and in December and January of 2010-11 toured 5 cities in China. Brian is a very busy freelance hornist in the Indiana region, and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Opera, Lafayette Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, and various other ensembles.

He is a tireless supporter of interdisciplinary collaborative work to help to provide faculty and students International and Cultural experiences. A long-time proponent of Jim Decker’s “IVASI: the Video Conductor”, Brian often appears as a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician and Jupiter Music Educational Clinician.

A champion of new music, he has commissioned over 15 works featuring the horn, including one that premiered at the 2000 IHS Beijing International Horn Festival, and another premiered at the 2003 IHS International Symposium in Bloomington, IN. In the summers of 2001-2008, Brian has presented master classes and performed at Conservatories in Sichuan Province in Chengdu, Beijing Central, Tianjin, Xi’an, and in Shenyang, China, as well as in Thailand and Singapore, and in 2002 was a recitalist at the 5th International Foreign Music Cultural Exchange Festival in Shenyang. Brian regularly appears at IHS events, often as long-time champion of Jim Decker’s “iVASI: the Video Conductor”, and as Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician and Jupiter Music Educational Clinician. Originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, he holds degrees from The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (B.M.), New Mexico State University (M.M.), and a D.M.A. in Horn Performance from The University of Arizona. His CD entitled: Vox Corno: “The Art of the Transcription”, with pianist Martha Krasnican, was released in Oct. 2004, and is available from TAP Music Sales, Walking Frog Records, and CDbaby.com, and the published music is available at www.walkingfrog.com

Office: CA 208
Phone: 812 -237-2759
Email: brian.kilp@indstate.edu