Kelly Langenberg is a thriving performer and teacher with an ever-growing list of accomplishments and performing opportunities. Kelly is currently principal horn of the Battle Creek Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, and the Light Opera Works Orchestra. She holds contracted positions with the Kenosha Symphony and Peoria Symphony, appears regularly with the Chicago Philharmonic, ArsViva! Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony. She has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Tower Brass of Chicago and the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, and was a member of the Quad City Symphony for eight years. In 2009, Kelly appeared as a soloist with the Muscatine and Clinton Symphonies (Iowa). The following year she traveled to Merida, Mexico, to perform with the Yucatan Symphony and toured the U.S. with the Boston Brass for their show, the "All-Stars Big Band: 'Christmas Bells Are Swingin'!" in 2010 and 2011. That same year she presented the debut concert of the all-female brass quintet, Stiletto, at the Ross Ragland Theatre (Klamath Falls, OR). In 2012 Kelly appeared in recital at the International Trumpet Guild (Columbus, Georiga) and at the Great American Brass Band Festival (Danville, Kentucky), and 2013 will bring appearances at the Chicago Brass Festival, the National Trumpet Competition (Washington, DC), and the International Horn Society Conference (Memphis, TN) and solo performances with the Heartland Festival Orchestra (IL) and the Waukegan Symphony (IL).
Kelly's continuing passion for orchestral music study has taken her to the Blossom Chamber Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians, and the Chautauqua Institute. Ms. Langenberg earned a B.M.E. and B.M. from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory, in Berea, Ohio, and a M.M. in Horn Performance from De Paul University in Chicago, Illinois. Her primary teachers include Neil Kimel, Jon Boen, and Hans Clebsch. Kelly Langenberg is a Denis Wick Artist.