Applied Music Associate
Offices, Departments, or Centers: Music ,
Guinevere Wallace has led an active horn studio at Grinnell College since 2005. Her students have been accepted for further studies at institutions such as Indiana University-Bloomington, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mannes, and the Manhattan School of Music, and gone on to a diverse range of careers, including performing and teaching positions. Ms. Wallace has enjoyed invitations to teach students regionally, nationally, and internationally, from close to home in area high schools in private lessons and master classes, to working with students at the University of Nanjing (China) as guest lecturer in horn in the spring of 2013.
Ms. Wallace has held positions as Assistant Principal horn with the Charlotte Symphony, Co-principal horn with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Principal horn with Houston’s progressive OrchestraX and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and hornist with Houston's leading music theatre company, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). Additionally, she has performed with the Shreveport Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, Longview Symphony, Abilene Symphony, OrchestraIowa, and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestras.
She has backed up a variety of artists in concert, from Joshua Bell to fiddler Mark O’Connor to popular artists James Taylor, Dennis DeYoung, Josh Groban, and the Moody Blues. She was engaged as principal horn in the New York String Orchestra Seminar for concerts in Carnegie Hall with Jaime Laredo. Recordings and broadcasts include Mahler Symphony No. 3 as Principal horn with the IU Philharmonic, Arpad Joo, conductor, and the Schubert Octet on “Live from Festival Hill".
Ms. Wallace is also active as a chamber musician, and has performed with the Houston-based woodwind quintet Wind Expressions, the Drake University Faculty Brass Quintet, and the Des Moines Symphony Woodwind Quintet. She toured the Rheinland-Pfaltz region of Germany with renowned saxophone soloist Eugene Rousseau, under the German government sponsored chamber music program Villa Musika, featuring music for woodwind quintet plus saxophone. As part of the European Mozart Foundation, she performed chamber music concerts in Krakow, Poland, and Prague, Czech Republic. Also an accomplished performer on the natural horn, she toured with the IU Baroque Orchestra as co-soloist with IU natural horn professor Richard Seraphinoff, and in 2007, was engaged to perform as soloist with the Baroque Orchestra of Iowa.
Trained by some of the world’s most respected artists and pedagogues, most influential being Myron Bloom, Michael Hatfield, Philip Farkas, and Frank Portone, she shares a breadth of international experience with her students. At the Krakow Mozart Academy, Ms. Wallace had the opportunity to study with legendary European musicians including Aurele Nicolet, Milan Turkovich, Andre Cazalet, and Boris Pergamenchikow. She received her high school diploma from North Carolina School of the Arts, and her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Performance from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Ms Wallace values her experience as the Marketing Director of the Shreveport Symphony where she worked heavily to engage all communities of the Shreveport-Bossier area, including working with hip-hop DJ Daddy Ro and regional politicians. Her tenure as Marketing Director resulted in a notable increase in TV interviews and appearances, as well as the largest audience for the Martin Luther King tribute concert that the SSO had experienced.
Beyond her musical activities, she is an artisan cheesemaker and teaches cheesemaking classes seasonally.