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Washburn Horn Studio

12/11/2014 19:50
We have had a great semester as a horn studio at Washburn University! I'm excited for the coming months ahead. We will have Brett Hodge, Principal Horn of the South Dakota Symphony, vising us as a Guest Artist May 3rd! I am very proud of the hard work that the horns have put in this semester. Bravo...

Kansas City Horn Club JAZZ FEST!

09/07/2014 19:20
I have been a member of the Board of Directors and an enthusiastic participant in the Kansas City Horn Club ( kchornclub.org ) for several months now. The club is comprised of students, amateurs, enthusiasts, and professionals in the greater Kansas City area who love the horn and want to...

Spring Is Here!

04/06/2014 20:58
Spring is finally here, and I've been enjoying some fun performances lately!  Strauss Alpensinfonie for horn choir, Verne Reynolds' Calls for two horns, and Usamah Mustafa's wonderful solo horn piece at the Western Horn Workshop at Colorado State University.  Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's...

Practice In Tune. Perform In Tune.

04/06/2014 20:24
I recently had the honor of presenting a lecture at the University of Dayton and at the Western Horn Workshop at Colorado State University. In this lecture, entitled "Practice In Tune. Perform In Tune.", I covered successful approaches to gaining proficiency in the area of tempered, melodic, and...

An Interview With Martin Hackleman

12/10/2013 11:14
Look for my interview with horn virtuoso, Martin Hackleman, in the February edition of the Horn Call! 

Article Published on the International Horn Society's Website

11/04/2013 15:55
My article, "How to Survive Music School", has been published on the International Horn Society's website. Take a look: https://www.hornsociety.org/publications/hornzone/749-how-to-survive-music-school

Keeping the Brain Engaged During Practice

10/15/2013 09:08
Dr. Noa Kageyama has written an interesting article at The Bulletproof Musician that offers some valuable insight into increasing one's productivity in daily practice. There is much research to support the idea of practicing in random practice schedules instead of mind numbing blocked repetitive...

Mahler's 9th

09/30/2013 13:26
I'm looking forward to playing 2nd horn on Mahler's 9th Symphony this week with the South Dakota Symphony! It's a great orchestra and a wonderful piece!

Upcoming Guest Artist Appearances

07/18/2013 18:48
University of Arkansas: September 22, 5:00 pm Masterclass, 7:30 pm Recital featuring works by Franz Strauss, Usamah Mustafa, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vincent Persichetti, and Eugene Bozza. With Matthew Siegel, piano.   University of Central Arkansas: October 20, 4:00 pm...

My Favorite Clevenger Recording

06/28/2013 23:20
Dale Clevenger. Very few musicians have had as much of an impact on as many musicians as Dale Clevenger has. Over the course of his 47 years as Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he helped create the horn sound that is heard today in orchestras across America. His sound: warm in...

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