Kent Larmee, a native of Ohio, is associate professor of horn at Kent State University where, in addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate horn, he performs with the Kent Brass and Wind Quintets. He has served on the faculties of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hiram College, Denison University, and the New England Music and Westchester Music and Arts Camps. Mr. Larmee holds degrees in Music Education and Horn Performance and Pedagogy from Ohio State University, and has attended the Aspen Music Festival and Blossom Festival School.
His professional performing experience includes principal horn with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Opera and Ballet, Sinfonia da Camera (of Illinois), and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony. He was a charter member of the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra (of Columbus) and a member of the Columbus Symphony, Canton Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and Springfield (IL) Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Larmee has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua (NY) Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Metropolitan Brass Quintet, Burning River Brass, and Keith Brions' New Sousa Band.