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The Double Major, Music Education and Performance

One question that comes up pretty frequently is the topic of being a double major in college, especially the topic of being a double...

Flexible Career Goals

Flexibility is key. Jason Heath at Arts Addict does some belly-button gazing on the topic of "how did I get here?" in "The Puzzle of...

The Pottag Preparatory Melodies [Update: with related PDF download]

One classic publication I have come back to recently is Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn edited by Max P. Pottag. This...

Auditioning for a Music School?

Auditions are rolling and with that I have a couple tips for people with auditions coming up. The first tip is to actually prepare your...

Where can you Study Music Education and Not Take Marching Band?

Many horn players are not fans of marching. Often for instrumental music education majors marching band is a required course. At some schools, however,...

Choosing the Right School

It is that time of year again; people are looking for schools for horn study. Last spring I had a specific question come in...

What [Type of] School is Best for Horn Study?

This article was first posted on the original HTML Horn Notes Blog way back on 11/1/04. It is timely again--today was the last day...

Horn study impressions after a visit to Shanghai

As I write I am back in Taiwan after a week in Shanghai. A most interesting week, which we started arranging late last summer...

The Ultimate “Best Schools for Horn Study” Article

The question always comes up about what are the best schools for horn study. I have taken a stab at answering this question a...

Mailbag: Exercises for increasing tonguing speed and improving transposition.

A student wrote in looking for suggestions of materials to increase tonguing speed (single and double) and also to improve transposition. The exercises I most...