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dakota   corbliss


Dr. Dakota Corbliss is an active horn teaching artist based in Columbia, South Carolina. 


As an ensemble performer, Corbliss is the Third Horn in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and plays with many other regional orchestras such as North Carolina SymphonyCharlotte SymphonyAugusta SymphonyVirginia SymphonySouth Carolina Philharmonic, and Long Bay Symphony. In the past, he has performed with the likes of New World SymphonyMiami City Ballet, South Florida Philharmonic, New River Valley Symphony, the United States Navy Band Southwest, the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, and many others. 

He is an avid chamber musician, helping found Vice City Brass, a collective of brass and electronic musicians aiming to bridge the generational gap between the past, present, and future. Corbliss has recently co-founded a new music group called Pivot, a horn and saxophone duo that aims to use their music to "pivot" the views of their listeners on important social issues. Their first album "Terraform" will be released in 2021.

In addition to being an educator and performer, Corbliss is the Chief Operations Officer for the Brass Institutes of America - a series of brass chamber music festivals that originated in Fredericksburg, VA and has since expanded across the country. He has also run logistics for events such as the College Music Society Summit and the Savvy Arts Venture Challenge.

Corbliss has performed and presented at major universities and conferences across the country. He has earned a DMA from the University of South Carolina, a Master's degree from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor's from Virginia Tech. His teachers include JD Shaw, Richard Todd, and Wallace Easter. 

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