Elizabeth Freimuth is the principal horn of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. Her chair is endowed by the late Charles and Mary Yeiser. Before joining the CSO in 2006, Elizabeth was principal horn of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra (2005-2006), principal horn of the Kansas City Symphony (2000-2005) and assistant principal/ utility horn of the Colorado Symphony (1998-2000).
Elizabeth has performed as the featured soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Butler County Symphony (PA), Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (TN), Overland Park Symphony (KS) and the Lakewood Symphony (CO). She has also performed as a guest principal horn with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony. She was a Featured Artist at the International Horn Symposiums at Ball State University 2018 and Memphis 2013 and a featured artist at the International Women’s Brass Conference, Northern Kentucky 2014.
In 2011, Elizabeth Freimuth joined the Adjunct Horn faculty at the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. From 2000-2003, Ms. Freimuth was the Adjunct Professor of Horn at the University of Missouri in Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She has also given numerous master classes and has done guest teaching at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, The Eastman School of Music, Rice University, Beijing Conservatory, The University of Evansville, San Francisco Conservatory, Carnegie Mellon University, Dayton University, Ohio State University, University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Northern Iowa and Interlochen School of the Arts. In 2011, she was the distinguished featured artist and clinician at Blast of Brass, a summer brass intensive for students in Dallas, TX.
Annually, she is the principal horn and faculty member at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Additionally, since 2019, she has been on faculty at the Summer at Eastman Horn Intensive workshop.
Elizabeth is a graduate and recipient of the coveted Performer's Certificate of the Eastman School of Music (B.M. Horn Performance and B.M. Instrumental Music Education) and a graduate of Rice University Shepherd School of Music (M.M.) where she studied horn with Verne Reynolds, W.Peter Kurau and William VerMeulen respectively.