Aisling O’Sullivan

  • Horn
  • Session A and B
  • Pam Piper and Dr. Kai Yiu Yeung Chair

Aisling O’Sullivan is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. She earned degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she studied with Ellen Dinwiddie Smith and Randy Gardner, respectively. Aisling has attended many summer festivals during previous summers, including the Texas Music Festival, the Chautauqua Institute, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Bay View Spectrum Brass Seminar, and Kendall Betts Horn Camp.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I love learning Chinese! I double majored with Asian Studies during my undergraduate degree, and I spent the summer of 2016 in Beijing in an intensive Chinese language program, where I completed the 400-level of college Chinese. This program had a language pledge to only speak Chinese during the duration of the two months in Beijing. I worked at a Chinese immersion Montessori school while completing my Master’s degree, which was a fun way to keep using my Chinese!

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
I love spending time outside, and during the summer I enjoy raising Monarch butterflies. This has been a hobby of mine for about fifteen years!