– French Horn Performer and Teacher

– Freelance Web Developer

Colin Dorman, horn

Professional Biography

Colin Dorman, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, has played and taught the French horn professionally since 2004.


He holds a Master of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Louisville, as well as a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama. He has studied with Bruce Heim, Charles “Skip” Snead, David Pandolfi, Jon Gustely, and David Wetherill.


Colin is the 4th horn in the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, and he has performed as an extra or sub with numerous orchestras, including the Louisville Orchestra, the Reading (PA) Symphony, the Annapolis Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, the Owensboro Symphony, the Southwest Michigan Symphony,  and the Columbus Philharmonic (IN), among others. He has also performed in chamber ensembles, as a soloist in solo recitals and as a concerto soloist, and has played in pits for numerous musicals and operas.

In addition to performing regularly, Colin also teaches horn students in both one-on-one lessons and in larger sectionals at area schools. He is the horn instructor at SWK Music Studios in Louisville and at Indiana University Southeast Arts Institute. He is also the Adjunct Instructor of Horn at Indiana University Southeast.


In a non-musical capacity, Colin is a web developer that specializes in developing, creating, and managing websites for musicians and music-related organizations. He has created websites for performers, composers, small businesses, and professional organizations. He specializes in making elegant, SEO-optimized sites and he has a strange passion for keeping websites safe. You can see samples of his work here.

In his free time, Colin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their three cats. He also enjoys playing the guitar, fitness, reading way too much about gadgets and cars, and playing increasingly complex flight simulations.

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