Allene Hackleman has been principal horn of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 2004. A native of Vancouver, B.C., Allene studied horn with her father, Martin Hackleman, and continued her studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a student of Randy Gardner. Ms Hackleman has performed with the National, Montréal, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, and the Colorado Music Festival. Allene has performed concerti with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Red Deer Symphony and the Victoria Symphony. Since 2007, Allene has been a member of the Summit Brass ensemble, and as such has recorded, taught and performed each summer as a faculty member at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado. Allene enjoys chamber music and has been a guest artist at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, ON, 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 proud member of the Canadian National Brass Project and has performed with this group at the Festival de Lanaudière 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.