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Dr. Curtis Simmons

Faculty & Co-Founder

Dr. Curtis Simmons

Dr. Curtis Simmons is a private lessons teacher, dynamic performer, and music professor in Austin, Texas. Since 2018, Curtis has been enriching the musical landscape of the Austin community through his roles at Leander ISD, Temple College, and Austin Horn Camp.

As a private lessons instructor in the Leander ISD, Curtis works weekly with the French horn students at Canyon Ridge Middle School, Four Points Middle School, and Vandegrift High School. At Vandegrift, he leads the masterclasses for TMEA all-state auditions and conducts the VHS Horn Choir. Joining Temple College in 2022, Curtis provides weekly lessons to undergraduate horn students, guiding them through juries, concerts, and recitals. In 2022 He co-founded the Austin Horn Camp, a week-long summer camp fostering ensemble playing and musical growth for Central Texas students.

Beyond teaching, Curtis is a key member of the Austin Brass Collective, contributing to its formation in 2021 and serving as the Board Secretary. This collective delivers high-quality music to the Austin community while providing educational performances for local students. In addition to his musical pursuits, Curtis enjoys travel, hiking, movies, and quality time with his wife, Ashlyn, and their pets, Prika, Penny, and Paisley.

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