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A series of informative and entertaining articles that ran from 2009-14, covering a wide variety of topics.

Random Monday: Outside the Box and Touching Tributes

Blazing a trail You have to admire Amie Amis and her artistic output. It defines "thinking outside the box" - an eclectic style fusing jazz,...

Random Monday: Rules, An Improvisation and Venus on a Coffee Cup

Merchandise update Some re-organizing has been done and more products have been added to the new Horn Matters Merchandise site on CafePress. So far, we have...

Random Monday: Delusions of Grandeur, A Balanced Embouchure and More Conductor...

Who 'owns' the local orchestra? From a web site devoted to the book Beyond the Baton, an interesting paragraph: Then there is the question of...

Random Monday: Horns for Sale, That’s Entertainment and What’s Popular

More evidence on the benefits of musical training Recent research from a study in Germany indicates that musical training can help children use words. The results...

Random Wednesday: Windmills of the Mind

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Random Monday: Settlement in Louisville, Talk, Applause and Cannibalism

Settlement in Louisville The conflict in Louisville KY seems to have come to a resolution. After 20 months of very contentious negotiations the two sides...

Random Monday: Beer, Community Orchestras, Art Song and Beat-Boxing

Beer as a brass polish? An article titled "5 New Uses for Beer" had me wondering if this technique would work on an un-lacquered brass...

Random Monday: Julius’ Huntsman Rocks the Stage

A Bridge To Nowhere? Ramon Ricker makes a strong argument for being a pro-active musician. Shelbyville gets a brass maker. Nice to see an instrument maker make...

Random Monday: On Display, Shocking News, a New Kid in the...

Time to pause and navel-gaze. On display A web site project from last year -- Esyst.org -- was recently translated into a large booth display. It...

Random Monday: Penguins, Passion, Perseverance and Mr. Kopprasch

Updating the penguin look? At the Baltimore Symphony, a "pilot partnership" with the New York-based Parsons The New School for Design aims to update the stage attire of...