Renée Vogen

Instructor of Horn

Renee Vogen

Renée Vogen, a Chicago based freelance hornist and teacher, is third horn with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and second horn with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra (Ohio).

Additionally, Renée performs regularly with ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Orchestra Iowa, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and Peoria Symphony Orchestra. From 2016-2019, Renée was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Outside of her work in the Midwest, Renée has performed as a substitute musician with the New World Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. 

In early 2020, Renée was a teaching fellow at Youth Music Culture Guangdong alongside world-renowned musician Yo-Yo Ma, and in 2018, she performed as a guest musician with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, she toured Italy with the Gil Evans Chamber Jazz Ensemble, a headlining group at the Umbria Jazz Festival, and also studied German as a DAAD Summer Exchange Fellow at the Universität Potsdam. 

In addition to Northern Illinois University, Renée serves as Adjunct Professor of Horn at Concordia University, Chicago.  She is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at DePaul University and a brass instructor at The People’s Music School.

Renée holds a master’s degree in horn performance from DePaul University under the tutelage of James Smelser and a bachelor’s degree in horn performance, Performer’s Certificate, and Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music under the instruction of W. Peter Kurau.


M.M., DePaul University


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