Horn Matters is an online magazine and the leading resource on the French horn. It is an Open Educational Resource (OER) co-founded by John Ericson and Bruce Hembd.

Bruce and John bring together a wide range of experiences, tips and stories to Horn Matters.

The mission of Horn Matters is:

  • to encourage, inspire, inform, and challenge horn players, and
  • to promote the best musical instrument ever, the French horn.

The Authors of Horn Matters

John Ericson, horn

John Ericson

Horn professor at
Arizona State University

Bruce Hembd, horn

Bruce Hembd

IT professional,
freelance musician

Founded on September 1, 2009

Professional hornists in Arizona, experienced writers and bloggers, and colleagues since their student days at the Eastman School of Music, Bruce and John officially joined forces on September 1, 2009.

Bruce Hembd and John Ericson
From a ‘Year One’ gathering. Click for more.