Adedeji Bailes Ogunfolu served two seasons as the fourth/utility horn of the San Antonio Symphony. Starting the fall of 2016, Ogunfolu will commence duties as the 3rd/associate principal.
Adedeji hails from Washington, D.C. Ogunfolu attended the University of Maryland, College park for two years before graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree. He graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Adedeji studied with Gregory Miller, Jennifer Montone, Adam Unsworth and Bryan Kennedy. He has had additional studies with Randy Gardner, Jeffrey Lang, James Ross, and Denise Tryon.
Immediately before joining the San Antonio Symphony, Adedeji was appointed as the 2013 OTPAAM [Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians] fellow with the Pittsburgh Symphony. While in Pittsburgh, he frequently performed with the symphony and participated in community engagement across the Pittsburgh area. He has also performed with the Detroit, Flint, and Windsor Symphony orchestras.
In previous summers, hei has attended the Colorado College, Pacific (Sapporo, Japan), and Sarasota Music Festivals. He has also twice been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. And avid chamber musician, he was a featured artist at the Fontana Chamber Arts festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he performed the Harbison trio. This fall he will make his debut with the Olmos Ensemble in San Antonio, TX, performing the Fibich Quintet. In his free time, Adedeji enjoys exercise and fitness, and his dog, Kira and his cat Ninja9oi88.