Jacob Wilder won the Principal Horn position in the Virginia Symphony before the 17-18 Season after playing for two years in the section. He completed both a Bachelor’s degree and a Performance Certificate in French Horn performance at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in downtown Los Angeles while studying with Andrew Bain and David Krehbiel.
During his time in Los Angeles, Jacob played substitute french horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. Jacob has also served as a full time section member in the Colburn Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, and The Industry Opera Company. Beyond making music, Jacob enjoys being outdoors biking, hiking, or playing basketball.