Allene Hackleman has been Principal Horn of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 2004. A native of Vancouver, Allene studied horn with Martin Hackleman, continuing undergraduate work at the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Hackleman has performed with the National, Montréal, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, and the Colorado Music Festival.
She has performed concertos with the Edmonton Symphony, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Red Deer Symphony, and the Victoria Symphony. She is a member of the Summit Brass ensemble and is on their most recent CD release, and teaches at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Ms. Hackleman enjoys chamber music and has been a guest artist at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Edmonton Recital Society, and the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, and was a featured artist at the International Women’s Brass conference in 2010. Allene is a member of the Canadian National Brass Project and has performed recently with this group at the Lanaudière Festival and Toronto Summer Music Festival. In 2015, Allene was invited to teach masterclasses at the Musikacademy in Belgrade, Serbia. She teaches at the University of Alberta.