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

Random Monday: Hornapalooza, Updates and the Big 1000

Cleveland Horn-a-palooza It is nice to see that in spite of recent labor relations strife, the folks in Cleveland still put on a horn-centric event....

Random Monday: Two Tickets to Pittsburgh

A horn club collaboration At the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, an article on a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra horn section and the Pittsburgh Horn Club. Pittsburgh...

Random Monday: The Met Brass and Thinking Outside the Box

Stuff and more stuff. MET Brass recording From a Facebook friend, I have learned that a recording featuring the Metropolitan Opera brass section is in the...

Random Wednesday: Failure, Diversification, Diligence and Peggy Lee

A Twitter fail-horn The caption claims that this is a corno da caccia (no, it is not). Putting that aside, it is a pretty cool re-imaging...

Random Monday: The Last of 2009

And so, after a period of hiatus I have returned. Over the past few weeks, I have been making major adjustments to my life and...

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: IHS 43 Begins!

IHS Symposium under way The 43rd annual symposium of the International Horn Society begins this week. My writing colleague John Ericson is there in-the-flesh and...

Random Monday: Uncle Sam Says ‘Go Practice’

Wilken on Brubeck on Jacobs David Wilken summaries a two part essay by Dr. David Brubeck on the pedagogy of Arnold Jacobs. Emphasis on musical expression...

Random Monday: An old joke and critical obsessions

English horn transposition charts? Another example of bad information on the web. You gotta watch yourself out there. New horn blog Be sure to check out James...

Random Wednesday: Fair Use, Burnout and a Double-Dose of Stefan

Kiss and make up Sometimes life just gets random and I was not able to post an article on Monday. This was due to a...