Dr. Chad Horsley is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he earned a Master in Music Degree and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Trombone Performance and Wind Conducting. Before attending CCM, Dr. Horsley received a Bachelor in Music Education Degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL under the instruction of Dr. James Roberts.
Dr. Horsley’s performance qualifications include professional orchestral, chamber, and solo playing throughout the Midwest and Southeastern States. He has performed extensively with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra including the famous May Festivals, Riverbend Pops Extravaganzas, Operas, and National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts. He has been a member of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Canterbury Brass Quintet, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Blue Ash / Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, and Rome Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Horsley is currently the Principal Trombonist of the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra (Myrtle Beach, SC) and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (NC). He lives in Myrtle Beach with his beautiful wife, Kate, and their wonderful son, Zachary.