Gene P. Berger is the Assistant Professor of Horn at Ball State University and member of the Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet. In addition to his teaching position, Mr. Berger is the Principal Horn with Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, where he has been a featured soloist, and a member of Traverse Symphony. Prior to his appointment at Ball State University in 2010, Mr. Berger was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, and The Florida Orchestra. He can be heard on numerous recordings with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel and the Grammy winning recordings of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under conductor Paavo Järvi.
Mr. Berger has been an active educator, formerly teaching at the Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Central Florida and the University of Tampa. He has presented master classes, lectures, educational recitals and hosted clinics throughout North America. In the summers, Mr. Berger is on the faculty of the Music for All Camp and the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia. He has made performance appearances with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, The Spoleto Festival and the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria.