Enjoying his work as a bright and energetic musician, Peter DelGrosso has found home as a horn player, educator, and composer/arranger in New York City. As a performer he has traveled through China as principal horn of The Philadelphia Festival Orchestra, to Saas-Fee, Switzerland as the horn player for the Talis Festival & Academy, and as a member and arranger for groups playing in Stockholm, Sweden and Cartagena, Columbia. Most recently Peter was a guest artist and brass clinician for the Casalmaggiore International Music festival in Casalmaggiore, Italy.
Back in the United States, Peter is an active member in orchestras throughout New York including The Chelsea Symphony, Manhattan Symphonie, and New York Wind Orchestra. He is currently the principal horn of the Yonkers Philharmonic in which he was a soloist in 2018. He was also a soloist with the Queens College Wind Ensemble in 2016 and with the Queensborough Symphony in 2015. Peter is the founder and arranger of the Metropolitan Horn Authority, a New York based contemporary horn quartet.
Starting with his high school band director Greg Thomas, Peter credits his success to his teachers. He earned a Master of Music Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music and completed his undergraduate studies from Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and was awarded “Outstanding Achievement in Music Education.” Peter’s teachers include David Jolley, Patrick Smith, John Clark, Bill Purvis, and jazz studies with John D’earth.
Peter is an enthusiastic educator and is currently on faculty at the Long Island Conservatory. He also maintains a private studio of horn students and was the horn teacher for the Gracias Choir & Orchestra festival in Huntington, NY. Peter uses a warm touch with his students while challenging them and always asking more questions, teaching is one of his greatest joys.