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‘Listening’ with Your Whole Body

Hearing music is not necessarily limited to the ears. Take for example musician, composer and speaker Evelyn Glennie. Ms. Glennie has been profoundly - not completely -...

Silverado, and Why We Play the Horn

One project I gave to the studio last week was for everyone to learn the opening six bars of Silverado. Why I did this...

Summer Music in the Park: The Tradition Lives On

Imagine a bandstand in a park with a forty piece band playing a summer concert. Something of the past or something you can see...

Of Standing Horses and the Horns of Interlochen

This summer I was honored to join the horn faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Founded in 1928 and known for many...

Anatomical Update: Summer 2011

Since I am taking time off from playing the French horn, the practice space in my home office has morphed quite a bit since...

FECHOPS: Some Brief Memories of Calvin Smith

FECHOPS -- Iron Chops -- that was on the license plate of Calvin Smith. It is with sadness we at Horn Matters report his...

More on Horn Pure

Back in my series of reports on IHS Brisbane 2010 I especially noted of horn choirs that a group from Thailand, Horn Pure, was...

Getting Fearless with Jeff Nelsen

This week we had a surprise visitor to our horn studio class at Arizona State, Jeff Nelsen, formerly of the Canadian Brass and presently...

A Community Concert, Students and Adults Together

This past week I enjoyed a chance to hear a community concert. It was a reminder of the type of community music making, audience...

John Clark, Song of Light–Memories of Horn Calls Past: My First...

One feature of The Horn Call for many years has been reviews of new books and recordings. My first issue had a special, guest...