Dr. Dakota Corbliss
Co-founder, Chief of Operations

Dr. Dakota Corbliss currently serves as the Visiting Assistant Professor of French Horn at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. 


As an ensemble performer, Corbliss is the Third Horn in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and plays with many other regional orchestras including the North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Virginia Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Long Bay Symphony. In the past, he has performed with the likes of New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, South Florida Philharmonic, New River Valley Symphony, the United States Navy Band Southwest, the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, and many others. 


He is an avid chamber musician, helping found Vice City Brass, a collective of brass and electronic musicians aiming to bridge the generational gap between the past, present, and future. Corbliss is also the co-founder of a new group called PIVOT, a horn and saxophone duo dedicated to promoting perspective shifts among their audience. 


In an administrative role, Corbliss is currently the Chief Operations Officer for the Brass Institutes of America, a series of brass chamber music festivals that take place primarily in the summer. He has also managed logistics on many projects including the Savvy Arts Venture Challenge and the College Music Society Summit. 


Dr. Corbliss has earned degrees from the University of South Carolina (DMA), University of Miami (MM), and Virginia Tech (BA).  His primary teachers include JD Shaw, Richard Todd, and Wallace Easter.