Adedeji Bailes Ogunfolu is the newly appointed second horn of the Pacific Symphony, where he commenced his duties in September 2018. Prior to this position, he was a member of the San Antonio Symphony, a position he was awarded in 2014.
Prior to his appointment in San Antonio, Ogunfulu was a fellow for OTPAAM (Orchestral Training Program for African American Musicians) with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Detroit, Flint, Fort Worth and Windsor Symphony orchestras, and in April 2018 performed as guest principal horn with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. For the past four summers, Ogunfulu has performed as section horn with the Lakes Area Music Festival in northern Minnesota.
Other musical accomplishments include winning the concerto competition at the Colorado College Music Festival and the Solo division of the Northeast horn workshop, resulting in solo performances with both organizations. In May 2010, he performed Schumann's Konzerstucke with the Symphony In C (formerly known as the Haddonfield Symphony). Ogunfulu was also twice awarded fellowships to attend the Tanglewood Music Center.
Ogunfulu is native of Washington D.C. He began his college education at the University of Maryland, College Park, and finished his undergraduate degree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Ogunfulu went on to complete his master's degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His major teachers include Gregory Miller, Jennifer Montone and Adam Unsworth. He has had additional studies with Bryan Kennedy, Denise Tryon and William Vermuelen.