Blaine Dodson is a horn player and teacher native to the Baton Rouge area, where he began his musical studies at the age of eleven. Blaine currently sits as 2nd horn of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, a position he won in 2019, and is simultaneously pursuing his bachelor’s degree in music education and horn performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He teaches private lessons regularly, has worked as a marching band tech at his alma mater, Dutchtown High School, and is always looking for opportunities to explore and build upon students’ love for music.
At Northwestern, he studies with professors Gail Williams, formerly of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Jonathan Boen, of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Blaine has participated in numerous masterclasses led by performers such as Frank Lloyd, Haley Hoops, Abel Pereira, and Peter Kurau. During his summers, Blaine has studied at festivals such as the Kendall Betts Horn Camp, the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, and was accepted into the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, which he plans to attend in the summer of 2022. Aside from music, Blaine enjoys competitive swimming, hiking, and especially indulging in Louisiana foods.