Tanner West joined the New York Philharmonic in May 2023, after spending two seasons as Acting Fourth Horn of the North Carolina Symphony. He has performed with a number of major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Charlotte Symphony. West has appeared as soloist with the Durham Symphony Orchestra in a collaboration with the American Dance Festival. He has participated in the Colorado College and Music from Angel Fire music festivals, and spent three summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he was the third horn fellow of the Festival Orchestra. West received his Performance Studies Certificate from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Andrew Bain, and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied with Abigail Pack.