Randall Hawes joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1985. Before joining the DSO, he was a member of the Woody Herman Band for two years. He has performed with the Pittsburgh, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestras, Summit Brass, and Chicago Chamber Musicians. He studied with William Rivard at Central Michigan University and Byron McCullough at Carnegie Mellon University. Randall has been a member since 1995 of World Orchestra for Peace with Sir Georg Solti and Valery Gergiev. His discography includes solo CDs Melodrama, Barn Burner, and Belle Nuit; recordings with DSO under Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Järvi, and Günther Herbig; the Chicago Symphony with Sir Georg Solti and Riccardo Muti; and the World Orchestra for Peace with Sir Georg Solti and Valery Gergiev. Randall has taught at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University since 2004 and the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2016.