Todd Fitter

Todd Fitter is Third Horn in the Dayton Philharmonic horn section. He auditioned for and joined the DPO in 1984 while Charles Wendelken-Wilson was Music Director.

He is a native New Yorker (as is Neal Gittleman) and received a Bachelor of Music in French Horn Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 1979 and a Master of Music in French Horn Performance from CCM in 1981.

Todd plays Principal Horn in the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony, Clermont Philharmonic, DPO’s Concert Band, the Hamilton Concert Band and School House Symphony. He has performed Horn Concertos with the Hamilton-Fairfield and Clermont organizations, as well as with the Montgomery-Blue Ash Symphony.

Four days a week, Todd plays with a musical Education group called School House Symphony that performs in Cincinnati-area schools.

Todd met his wife, Sharon, at CCM. She plays cello and is a Special Education Teacher in the Madeira school system. They have three children, all of whom play musical instruments. The oldest, Naomi, plays percussion and is working on her doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Ari plays French horn and is working at MedPace in Cincinnati. The youngest, Ethan, plays trumpet and is majoring in jazz trumpet studies at Northern Kentucky University.

Todd loves sports and follows the Cavs, Browns, Rangers and Mets; he also enjoys cycling, tennis and keeping up with his children’s activities.

Photos by Andy Snow