Forrest Albano

Arlington, Texas

Southern Methodist University, Masters of Music in Trumpet Performance, 2022
University of Texas at Arlington, Bachelor’s of Arts in Music Education, 2019

Dave Pfeifle Chair

A Dallas-Fort Worth native, Forrest holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his master’s from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Forrest has commissioned over 30 new works for brass quintet, and he currently holds positions with the Orchestra Now and as the soprano cornetist of the Dallas Brass Band. Outside of music, Forrest loves to backpack in the wilderness for multiple days at a time to enjoy the simple things in life.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I love exploring the humors of the universe through art, music, nature, meditation and science.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Pyotr Llyich Tchaikovsky

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
To play exciting music, explore Colorado, and be immersed in a new culture with a community of like minded musicians.