Alan Taplin currently is Acting Principal Horn of the Toledo Symphony and has been a member of the symphony’s horn section and brass quintet since 1981. He has been an arranger for the Symphony since 1980. Alan has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Louisville Orchestra and the Des Moines Metro Opera. Very active as a freelance/chamber musician in Ohio and Michigan, he has recorded commercially in Detroit, Chicago and Toledo.
Mr. Taplin has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Michigan. He studied horn with Louis Stout and Harry Berv, composition with Leslie Bassett and orchestration/arranging with James Dapogny. He is on the music faculties of the University of Toledo and Hillsdale College.
Alan Taplin lives in Springfield Township Ohio with his wife Carrie (also a horn player-Michigan Opera Theater) and his daughters Emily and Lily.