Department of Music

Jane Aspnes

Instructor of Horn
Fine Arts 102

Jane Aspnes has earned a B.M. from the University of Iowa and a M.M. from the University of Wisconsin. She was principal horn with the National Ballet Orchestra and the Portland Maine Symphony and has been a free lance musician in both the Washington, D.C. and Boston areas. After moving to Alaska, she has been adjunct professor of horn and brass ensemble studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as executive director of the Fairbanks Symphony Association. She is currently principal horn of the Fairbanks Symphony and the Arctic Chamber Orchestra and was soloist with the Arctic Chamber Orchestra on tours to Europe and China. In 1990, she was awarded the Governor's Award for the Arts. She is very active with the faculty Borealis Brass Trio. In the year 2000, the Trio was invited to perform for the Vatican Jubilee Celebration series. Since then, the Trio has been invited back to Rome for two different tours as well as concert tours in Japan, Puerto Rico and Canada and recitals in the lower ’48 states. She continues teaching horn and conducting brass ensembles at the university, and has been active in commissioning works for the Borealis Brass Trio as well as horn, violin and piano trios.