Michael Yopp currently holds the positions of principal horn in the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and third/associate principal horn in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. Michael was born and raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois and went on to study at Northwestern University with several exceptional instructors including Gail Williams, Norman Schweikert, and Barry Benjamin. Following these studies, he took up the position of third horn with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra in 1997. Michael has performed extensively in the Pikes Peak region including engagements with ensembles such as the Opera Theater of the Rockies, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Denver Brass, Pro Musica Colorado, and Central City Opera. As a soloist, he has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, First United Methodist Church’s Sacred Concert Series, and Grace Episcopal Church’s Taylor Memorial Concert series. In the summer, Michael tries to fit in some backpacking and hiking among several summer series and festivals including the Lake City Arts Festival, the Crested Butte Music Festival, and the Sunriver Music Festival. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Michael also enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two wonderful children and owns Comprehensive Computer Consulting, which provides exceptional network support to small businesses in the Colorado Springs Area.