Lydia Van Dreel

Lydia Van Dreel joined the University of Oregon as an assistant professor of horn in 2006. Van Dreel performs regularly as a member of QUADRE: The Voice of Four Horns, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, The Iris Orchestra (Germantown, TN) the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, and the UO's Faculty Brass Quintet and Oregon Wind Quintet. Before joining the Oregon faculty, Van Dreel held a ten-year tenure as co-principal horn of the Sarasota Orchestra (FL) and was a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder, CO.

Van Dreel maintains an active schedule, performing as an orchestral, solo, and chamber musician throughout the United States, concertizing and recording music of all styles, including recent recordings with QUADRE: The Voice of Four Horns, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, and the eclectic new music group, DaDaDah. Van Dreel received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a student of William Purvis, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Douglas Hill.