Myron Bloom is a distinguished performer and teacher, known particularly for his tenure as principal horn with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell. He has been professor of music at Indiana University since 1985.
Bloom was principal horn in the New Orleans Symphony (1949-1954) before joining the Cleveland Orchestra (1954-1977). In 1977 he was principal horn of the Casals Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico and then became principal horn of the Orchestre de Paris (1977-1985).
In addition to teaching at Indiana University, Bloom has taught at the Curtis Institute (1982-2001), Carnegie Mellon University (1993-2001), Cleveland Institute of Music (1961-1977), Oberlin Conservatory, Juilliard School of Music, Boston University, and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Music de Paris.
Bloom has been a member of the Marlboro Music Festival from its inception. He has been a jury member at the International Geneva Horn Competition and juries in Canada. His recordings include Strauss Concerto No. 1 with Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, Schubert's Auf dem Strom and the Brahms Trio, along with Cleveland Orchestra and Marlboro Music Festival recordings. He has influenced the design of Hans Hoyer horns.
Bloom received the Punto Award at the IHS symposium in Bloomington IN in 2003.