Cody Halquist is a multifaceted horn player who enjoys a busy career as a performer and educator. Originally from Rochester, NY, Cody has worked as an active freelancer 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. Cody 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 NYC with Ensemble Echappé and the Frisson ensemble.
Cody is keenly interested in expanding the repertoire options for wind quintet, including arranging Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco which he performed at the Kennedy Center and in the semifinals of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
He has been instructor of horn at Sacred Heart University since the fall of 2019. A dedicated teacher for students of all levels, he was a teaching artist for three years at the Yale Music in Schools Initiative and Morse Summer Academy 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 then 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.