Carly Hood, Saxophone
Carly Hood is a saxophonist and educator from the Cincinnati metropolitan area. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Cincinnati State and Thomas More Universities, and is pursuing her Doctorate in Saxophone Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a cognate in Music History (ABD). During her time at CCM, Hood has served as Graduate Assistant for both the Saxophone Studio and Music Education division. She is an active performer in both solo and in chamber capacities. Hood was the baritone saxophonist in the Rhine Quartet, 2018 Winners of the Ohio MNTA competition and Semifinalists in the 2018 NASA Saxophone Quartet competition. She was recently selected to perform Debussy's Rhapsody for Orchestra and Saxophone with the CCM Concert Orchestra. Hood is an experienced orchestral saxophonist, and has had recent performances with the Columbus, Lexington, Kentucky, and Springfield Symphony Orchestras. Before her doctoral studies at CCM, Hood received a Masters in Saxophone Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied with and served as Graduate Assistant for Dr. Nathan Nabb. Hood holds undergraduate degrees in both Saxophone Performance and Music Education from CCM, where she studied saxophone with Dr. James Bunte.