South Carolina native Annie Bosler grew up on a beef farm in the small town of Allendale. Inspired by her father and two uncles who all played college sports, Bosler picked up a tennis racquet at the age of eight. It was at this point that tennis became one of the greatest passions of her life. She went on to become captain of her high school tennis team.
Bosler began playing horn at the age of ten in the Guinyard Butler Middle School Band. Band directors Bob and Donna Cotter instilled in her a similar devotion to music. She graduated as valedictorian of her class and was the drum major of the band her senior year. She majored in French horn performance at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also played #2 singles and #1 doubles. After finishing her Bachelor of Music Degree at Carnegie Mellon, Bosler continued her musical education at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she earned a Masters of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts. She fell in love with Los Angeles and has lived there ever since.
Bosler is currently the professor of horn at University of California Irvine, The Colburn School of Performing Arts (CSPA), El Camino College, and Idyllwild Summer Arts Program. She served one year terms at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Redlands University while teachers were on sabbatical. In addition to teaching individual horn lessons, Bosler organizes and coaches chamber music and ensemble classes. Her private students have been accepted at many of the top conservatories and schools of music around the country. She is the Director of Colburn Horn Camp which began in 2009 and has grown from only 8 participants to over 50. For more information visit: www.colburnschool.edu/horncamp
As a freelance musician in Los Angeles, California, Bosler is a member of the Los Angeles Horn Quartet and Contemporary Los Angeles Winds (cLAw). She has performed with numerous ensembles including the San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pasadena Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, Monterrey Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, Redlands Symphony, and Riverside Philharmonic. Bosler has toured with Star Wars in Concert (2009) and Josh Groban's All That Echos tour (2013) performing on Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen Show, and PBS's Live from Lincoln Center.
Bosler has shared the stage with great artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Pdiddy, M83, Terence Blanchard, Neil Patrick Harris, Carol Burnette, John Williams, Merv Griffin, Brad Paisley, Clint Eastwood, Itzhak Perlman, Michael Feinstein, Sarah Chang, Michael McDonald, Gil Shaham, and Evelynn Glennie. She can also be seen playing horn on seasons 2 and 4 of Fox's TV show Glee. Bosler is the horn coach for The Secret Life of an American Teenager, an ABC Family television series. She also performed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Hey Jude with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney on CBS's The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Tribute.
Bosler is a music researcher and consultant. She has been a guest lecturer throughout the U.S. and internationally, giving presentations on injury prevention for musicians, dealing with performance anxiety, outreach programs in schools, mapping of the brain to the body, instrument ergonomics, and film music history. A published writer in several major horn related magazines and periodicals, her first article appeared in the February 2007 issue of The Horn Call. Bosler also produced and directed 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years, a film documentary about the history of Los Angeles studio musicians told through the eyes of the legendary Hollywood horn players. For more information visit: www.1M1HollywoodHorns.com
Her primary horn teachers include: John Zirbel, James Thatcher, Vincent DeRosa, Richard Todd, David Krehbiel, Dennis Abelson, Robert Pruzin, and Dr. Kristy Morrell.
Member: International Horn Society (IHS), Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA), International Women's Brass Conference (IWBC), and American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).