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Michael Mayhew

Michael Mayhew Photograph by Roger Mastroianni

Associate Principal Horn
Knight Foundation Endowed Chair
The Cleveland Orchestra

Michael Mayhew joined The Cleveland Orchestra as associate principal horn at the beginning of the 1997-98 season. Before joining the Orchestra, he served as assistant principal horn of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and had been appointed principal horn there for the 1997-98 season. Earlier, he was a member of Miami’s New World Symphony and performed as substitute horn with the Houston Symphony and with the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera orchestras.

A native of Denton, Texas, Michael Mayhew holds a bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a master of music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston. He has participated in the summer Kent/Blossom Music program. Mr. Mayhew’s teachers have included Robert Fries, William Ver Meulen, and Richard Solis, who is now his colleague in the horn section of The Cleveland Orchestra.