Guinevere McIntyre
  • Instrument Assistant Principal, Horn

Guinevere McIntyre is Acting Assistant Principal Horn with the Des Moines Symphony. She also leads active horn studios at Drake University and Grinnell College.

Ms. McIntyre has held positions as Assistant Principal Horn with the Charlotte Symphony, Co-principal Horn with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Principal Horn with Houston’s progressive OrchestraX and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and hornist with Houston’s leading music theatre company, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). Additionally, she has performed with the Shreveport Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, Longview Symphony, Abilene Symphony, and Orchestra Iowa. Also an accomplished performer on the natural horn, she has toured as co-soloist with renowned natural hornist Richard Seraphinoff, has performed as soloist with the Baroque Orchestra of Iowa, and performed with Minneapolis-based Lyra Baroque Orchestra.

Ms McIntyre studied with some of the world’s most respected artists and pedagogues, most influential being Myron Bloom, Michael Hatfield, Philip Farkas, and Frank Portone, and internationally with legendary European musicians including Aurèle Nicolet, Milan Turkovic, André Cazalet, and Boris Pergamenschikow. She received her high school diploma from North Carolina School of the Arts, and her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Performance from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Beyond her musical activities, she is an artisan cheesemaker and teaches cheesemaking classes seasonally. Ms. McIntyre and her husband Eric raise an entertaining assortment of dairy goats, chickens, turkeys, and two active sons on their farm outside Grinnell, Iowa.