Brian Mangrum grew up in Montreal, where at the age of twelve he began taking horn lessons from Denys Derome. He studied with John Milner at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2011-2012 and completed his DEC (diplôme d’études collégiales) at Marianopolis College from 2012-2014 in John Zirbel’s studio. He was a student of William VerMeulen’s at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in May 2018. He joined the Columbus Symphony for the 2018 Summer Season. In previous summers Brian attended the Festival de musique du Domaine Forget (2013-2014), NYO Canada 2015 as an Award of Excellence recipient, and was a New Horizons Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School (2013-2014, 2016-2017) where in 2016 he performed Richard Strauss’ 1st Horn Concerto as the winner of the brass concerto competition. In November 2017 he was awarded 1st Prize in the brass category of the Montreal Symphony’s Concours Manuvie 2017. In his free time, Brian likes to hike, bike, read books, and cook.