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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...

Horn-tastic TV Show Themes (II)

Everything's big in Texas. For over a decade, audiences worldwide were thrilled and chilled by the antics of J.R. Ewing in the evening soap-opera Dallas. I...

Horn-tastic TV Show Themes (IV)

Wild Wild West. In the height of the Cold War/James Bond era, there were numerous copy-cat movies and television shows that involved secret agents and...

Horn-tastic TV Show Themes (I)

The Tony Randall Show theme. On a regular basis, this blog gets visits from people looking for sheet music to "this movie" theme or that...

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...

Food for Thought, A Recipe For Success

Imagination + motivation = CREATIVITY. A recipe for success. Get fired up and get those creative juices going!

Music and Passion

A talk by Benjamin Zander. A few months ago, my wife was treated to a presentation by Benjamin Zander. She was so impressed that it...

Things you can do with a Music Education Degree

One of the things I get to do every year as a full time college professor is produce an "Annual Review," and one of...

Doors Close, Windows Open: On Getting Fired

On getting the axe. George Carlin was, if anything, a brilliant observer of our American culture and its quirky social trends. In this video, he...

Music and the Brain

A recent study on music and the brain...mmm...brains... A few years ago I took a course on brain development and ever since I have been...