Cameron West is a New York based hornist, keyboardist and songwriter with a passion for new and exciting music. He has several performances and recordings to his credit. Cameron released his first full-length album “Forest Through the Trees” in 2014, and his EP "S" in 2012. His playing can also be heard on albums by Stavesacre, Andy Zipf, Chris Rubeo, Finnegan Shanahan, Jesse Featherstone, Yotam Haber, and Yassou Benedict.
This summer, Cameron will join the American Ballet Theatre for their 2018 season at The Metropolitan Opera. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the American Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Riverside Symphonia, The Orchestra Now, Symphony in C, and Palm Beach Opera. Since 2011, he has been the Principal French horn player for Contemporaneous, an ensemble of 21 musicians whose mission is to bring life to the music of now.
As a founding member of the Hudson Valley Brass Quintet, Cameron performed and taught at the prestigious Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa. The quintet was also featured on Hungarian television for their performance at Semsey Castle in Balmazújváros, Hungary.
Cameron has performed in the pit of Broadway musicals Something Rotten!, Fiddler on the Roof and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He has performed off-Broadway productions of Cinderella, Aida and The Apple Tree.
Cameron is a native of Valencia, California, and earned a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology from Bard College. His former teachers include Julie Landsman, Julia Pilant, Jeffrey Lang, Barbara Jostlein, and Jody Hurt.