UMBC logo
UMBC Department of Music
Contact Information:
Kristin Jurkscheit
Affiliate Artist, French Horn


B. Mus. New England Conservatory


Kristin Jurkscheit is the Director of the new Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Music Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).  In addition to directing the Music Certificate program, Ms Jurkscheit has been on the faculty of UMBC as Affiliate Artist/French Horn Professor since 2010 and brings her diverse performing experience to recitals and chamber music concerts.  On November 8, 2012, Ms. Jurkscheit will be performing the Brahms Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano, the Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano by Lenox Berkeley and additional works, with UMBC faculty members Dr. Airi Yoshioka, violin and Dr. Audrey Andrist, piano.   In October 2011, Ms. Jurkscheit performed the John Harbison Twilight Music for horn, violin and piano, Dohnanyi Sextet, Op.37, Mozart's Horn Quintet, KV 407, and Dukas' Villanelle. She has been Principal Horn of the Cabrillo Music Festival since 1992, where she performed the world premiere of the horn concerto, "Xuan Zang," by Chiayu in August 2011. Critics raved that Jurkscheit played "brilliantly in a piece that was idiomatic and expressive and shaped with care and beauty by the soloist."

Ms Jurkscheit is a regular sub with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, including performances at Carnegie Hall and the BSO West Coast Tour, 2012. Kristin will be playing Third Horn with the BSO for over 20 weeks during the 2012-13 season.  She also performs with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Symphonic Brass, and the National Philharmonic. Ms. Jurkscheit held the tenured position of Third/Associate Principal Horn of the Colorado Symphony for 18 years, from 1992-2010. In the CSO, she performed on Schumann's Konzerstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86, was the soloist in Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2, KV 417. 

Kristin Jurkscheit attended the New England Conservatory of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music in French Horn Performance. She pursued post baccalaureate studies in Oslo, Norway under the teaching of horn soloist Fryodis Ree Wekre. Her teachers have included Julie Landsman, Richard Sebring, and Charles Kavalovski. Twice Ms. Jurkscheit was awarded fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center.  She has taught at the Barry Tuckwell Institute, Metro State College (Denver, CO) and guest lectured at the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO. Her students have gone on to perform in professional orchestras throughout the world.

UMBC Department of Music    /    PAHB 238    /    410-455-2942   /    /    site info    /    Music Home