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

Random Wednesday: Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, Brain Memes and Random...

Last week it was noted here that in the U.S. orchestral world, increased labor tensions and lockouts seem to be the flavor-of-the-month this year. Rumblings...

Random Monday: Open Educational Resources and Getting Back to Nuts and...

It's a hit! Since announcing major updates to the Resources area, our click-tracking stats have gone through the roof!  The chart below shows what links people...

Random Monday: If Looks Can’t Kill, Perhaps a Relaxed Throat and...

Quotes from Strauss At Horn Insights we have a nice list of Richard Strauss quotations, including the timeless favorite Never look at the trombones; it only encourages...

Random Monday: Conflict and Resolution

Site updates While I have been relatively quiet on the public side of Horn Matters over the past few weeks, I have been busy plugging away...

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...

Random Monday: U.S. Orchestras in Trouble?

Lockouts and misguided directions As Stormin' Norman is so eager to point out, there appears to be a wave of labor disputes going on in...

Random Wednesday: Demotions, Scandals and Crushes

A Times critic gets demoted Apparently New York Times classical music critic Allan Kozinn is being re-assigned to a new beat. Alex Ross notes: Many in...

Random Monday: Provenance, Standards, Stereotypes and Dreams

That Lennon horn picture Thanks to C. Scott Smith I have some background on a picture that I own, of John Lennon tooting on a...

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 Wednesday: The Heat is On

August is Here and the Heat is On We have been having some very hot days here in Phoenix, Arizona. The temperature topped out at...