William Hoyt is currently Professor of Horn at the University of Akron. He performs regularly with the Paragon Brass Quintet, the Solaris Quintet, and the Jazz Unit and as Principal Horn in the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. He has also performed with the Akron Symphony, the Canton Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra. His primary teachers have been John Barrows, Barry Tuckwell, and Paul Ingraham.
Mr. Hoyt was the 1977 winner of the coveted Concert Artists Guild award and as a result performed a debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City in December of that year. Mr. Joseph Horowitz of the New York Times reviewed the recital and declared Mr. Hoyt, "clearly a poised, sensitive horn player."
Mr. Hoyt can be heard with the NFB Horn Quartet on Crystal Records and GM Recordings, with the Solaris Quintet on Capstone Records, and with the Jazz Unit on the Go Bop label.