Dr. Curtis Simmons is a private lessons teacher, an active performer, and a music professor in Austin, Texas.
Curtis has been teaching in the Austin Area since 2018 and is currently teaching in Leander ISD and at Temple College. Curtis teaches private lessons to the french horn students of Canyon Ridge Middle School, Four Points Middle School, and Vandegrift High School. At Vandegrift he teaches masterclasses in the fall for the TMEA all-state auditions and leads the VHS Horn Choir in the spring.
He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Horn Performance at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, Curtis graduated with his Master of Music in Horn Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While in Kansas City, he was a regular substitute musician with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, performed with the Kansas City Symphony and was a member of the UMKC Wind Symphony. Prior to Kansas City, Curtis started his undergraduate degrees at the University of Arkansas completing two Bachelor of Music degrees; Horn Performance and Music Theory. While at Arkansas Curtis was a substitute musician with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, the Tulsa Signature Symphony and the fourth horn for the Arkansas Philharmonic.
Curtis is a faculty member of the Austin Horn Camp, providing a summer horn camp for students in central Texas
Curtis is also a member of the Austin Brass Collective and serves as Secretary on the ABC Board.
Curtis enjoys spending his free time with his wife Ashlyn and their pets.