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Deeper insights 3: Fearless optimism

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Deeper insights 2: Anxiety

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

Ericson Interview, part II: On teaching, auditions, and the future of...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

A Few Thoughts about Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Is it a Reality Show? Tips on Auditions

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

Copyright week, part IV: So where can you legally obtain horn...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Annie Bosler on Dealing with Nerves & Performance Anxiety

Nerves, performance anxiety, and peak performance are topics of particular interest to hornists. I was just pointed to a new video presentation on this...

In Defense of the Clean Part

I recently noted a link to an article by hornist extraordinaire Jeff Nelsen, The Importance of Writing Notes in Your Music Feel free to read his...

Clevenger on How Many Auditions, and How Many it Took Me

The horn world has been abuzz for the past few weeks with the retirement of Dale Clevenger from the Chicago Symphony, who served as...

An Interview on Orchestral Horn Auditions. Part IV, the Future and...

This article concludes an interview conducted 2/13/13 with Ashley Cumming, a Doctoral student at Indiana University. Part I starts here. With increased numbers of people...