Kelsey Bentley

French Horn

Kelsey Bentley


Ms. Bentley is currently the Fourth Horn of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. She received her Master of Music degree in Horn Performance under the tutelage of Professor Michael Thornton at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music. Her Bachelor of Music degree was earned cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Randy Gardner and Elizabeth Freimuth. She has had additional studies with John Zirbel, of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

She has made orchestral appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and New World Symphony among others as well as having performed on the soundtracks of several major video games and motion pictures.
With playing lauded by ArtsKnoxville as “impressive” and “lovely”, she is also Second Horn of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera during the 2019/20 season.

Outside of performing, Kelsey enjoys hiking and spending time with her family, including her two dogs Dolly and Bruno.

* Member of the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra

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