Allene Hackleman has been principal horn of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 2004. A native of Vancouver, Allene studied horn with Martin Hackleman, continuing undergraduate work at the University of Cincinnati. Ms Hackleman has performed with the National Symphony and the Montréal Symphony, and has performed concerti with the Edmonton Symphony, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Red Deer Symphony and the Victoria Symphony. She is a member of the Summit Brass, and teaches at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado. Allene enjoys chamber music and has been a guest artist at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Edmonton Recital Society, and was featured at the International Women's Brass conference in 2010. In 2015, Allene was invited to teach masterclasses at the Musikacademy in Belgrade, Serbia, and also performed as a member of the first Canadian National Brass Project. She teaches at the University of Alberta.