Charlotte Ulmer

Principal Horn, Disney's Frozen - North American Tour

Charlotte Ulmer (formerly O’Connor) is the principal horn on the North American tour of Disney’s Frozen. She also holds the position of Second Horn of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and is an Emmy® award-winning producer. Charlotte received her Master of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Additionally, she studied abroad in Vienna, where she worked with Wolfgang Vladar, Third horn of the Vienna Philharmonic. She recently completed a graduate certificate in Arts Marketing and Management through the University of Denver.

When not on tour, Charlotte regularly appears with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, and is a former associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has served as a private educator, clinician, and judge for over a decade, working with young musicians across North Texas and the Midwest.

Charlotte’s primary teachers include Haley Hoops (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Randy Gardner (Philadelphia Orchestra, ret.), Tom Sherwood (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, ret.), Jeff Nelsen (Canadian Brass), and Rick Seraphinoff.

Notable accomplishments in her career include founding the 501(c)3 nonprofit, Artist Unleashed, where she was part of a team that received four Emmy® category nominations and seven wins for their work on a multi-genre concert and fundraiser. She also received the title of Jacobs Scholar for the entirety of her undergraduate career and was an Indiana University Founders Scholar. She won the state title of outstanding chamber music group from the Ohio Music Teachers Association in 2016 and recorded works of Austrian composer Walter Bricht with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic that were named one of the “Records of the Year” (2018) by British music commentator and author, Norman LeBrecht.

Charlotte regularly uses Lip Renew and believes it is one of the best investments all brass players can make to keep their lips and muscles healthy while performing.

To learn more about Charlotte, previous and upcoming performances visit her website at or on Instagram @charlatte12