Darlene Kaukoranta


French Horn , Trombone

Area of Study

Private Lessons

Career Highlights

B.M. Boston University,
Tanglewood Institute

Darlene Kaukoranta grew up in a musical Finnish family and plays horn, piano, and accordion. She was trained at Boston University. All of her major instructors are former members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Darlene has received competition awards from Monterey, CA to Westport, CT.

Darlene’s orchestral credits include the Ridgefield Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Greenwich Symphony, Taconic Opera, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the New York Virtuosi, among others.

She has performed on Broadway for the productions of Cats, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers, and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as several National Tours. She especially enjoys playing opera.

She has been on The Masters School Music faculty in Dobbs Ferry, NY since 1997.