The 2017 UA High School Honor Wind Quintet
Quinn Jarecki is currently a sophomore at the University of Arizona, and is in his fourth year as hornist in the UA Honor Quintet. He began playing horn in fifth grade, studying with Mary Knepper for four years. He now studies with Victor Valenzuela of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Quinn serves as principal hornist in his fourth year in the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, and has performed in the Arizona Regional and All State Festivals. In the summer of 2013 he was the principal hornist and a soloist in the Arizona Ambassadors of Music tour of Europe under the baton of Bill Richardson. In the summer of 2014 he served as horn teacher for the Tucson Summer Music Program. He has performed in such competitions as the Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition and the Tucson Philharmonia Scholarship Competition. When he isn’t playing horn or doing schoolwork, he enjoys reading and listening to music. In college, Quinn intends to pursue a degree in engineering physics while continuing rigorous study of the horn.