Dakota Corbliss, director of operations, horn

Dakota is an active educator and performer currently residing in the D.C. metro area. He frequently travels up and down the east coast as a freelance musician. Dakota's current titles include Acting Third Horn of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Director of Operations and Program Development at FredBrass, as well as President and Artistic Director of the Tidewater Brass Institute. 


He has played with the Virginia Symphony, New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, South Florida Philharmonic, New River Valley Symphony, and the United States Navy Band Southwest. Dakota helped found Vice City Brass, a collective of brass and electronic musicians aiming to bridge the generational gap between the past, present, and future.


Dakota earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Music Performance from Virginia Tech, where he was a featured soloist with both the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and the nearby New River Valley Symphony. He then continued to the University of Miami where he earned his Masters of Music in Instrumental Performance. His teachers have included Richard Todd, Wallace Easter, Rebecca Peppard, and Sgt. Eric High.