Cody Halquist has served as the Lecturer in Horn at the University of Virginia and Principal Horn of the Charlottesville Symphony since Fall 2021. Originally from Rochester, NY, Cody has worked for several years as an active freelancer both in the New York City area and Virginia, where he has frequently performed with the Richmond Symphony. He has played with the New Haven Symphony and is 3rd Horn of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He has also performed internationally as an orchestral musician in Germany and South Korea. As a chamber musician, he has performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, as well as in New York City with Ensemble Echappé and the Frisson ensemble.
He served as the Adjunct Instructor of Horn at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut from 2019-2021. A dedicated teacher for students of all levels, he was a teaching artist through the Yale Music in Schools Initiative and Morse Summer Academy for three years, which provides tuition-free music lessons and mentorship for students in the New Haven public school system.
Cody received his Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance where he was a student of Adam Unsworth. While at Michigan, he was also a Stamps Scholar which funded a summer of study in London in 2013. He earned both a Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts in Performance at the Yale School of Music, studying under William Purvis. He has spent summers at the Lake George and Crested Butte Music Festivals, as well as the Collegium Musicum Summer Academy.