Instructor of Horn and Chamber Music, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp
D.M.A., horn performance, Arizona State University; M.M., horn performance, Arizona State University; B.M.E., music education, New Mexico State University
Gustavo Camacho is instructor of horn at Interlochen Center for the Arts, including the full year boarding Arts Academy, the six week Summer Arts Camp, and the one week Horn Institute. Prior to his appointment at Interlochen, Dr. Camacho served as principal horn of Phoenix Opera, performed regularly with The Phoenix Symphony and was on the brass faculty at the Arizona School for the Arts and the Vianden International Music Festival where he specialized in coaching brass chamber groups. He has performed as guest principal horn with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, the Musica Nova Orchestra and the Salt River Brass Band, and has performed with numerous orchestras throughout the United States including the National Repertory Orchestra, Symphony of the Southwest, and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. An active soloist and clinician, Dr. Camacho has been a featured soloist with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, and has also presented masterclasses and performances at regional horn conferences.
Dr. Camacho appeared as a finalist in the professional division of the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2004, and continued his dedication to chamber music by performing with leading professional chamber groups that included The Interlochen Brass and Woodwind Quintet, The Herberger Woodwind Quintet, The Red Rock Brass, and The Southwest Brass. Dr. Camacho's principal horn teachers include Nancy Joy and John Ericson, and his chamber ensemble philosophies stem from extensive chamber study with Empire Brass Quintet founding member Sam Pilafian. Dr. Camacho holds a Bachelor of Music degree from New Mexico State University, and a Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in horn performance from Arizona State University.