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University of Horn Matters Extra: Four types of students, and Bonus:...

Recently I was pointed toward some resources on teaching that shed light on a topic I intuitively comprehended but had not seen laid out...

Horn Repertoire Week 15: Final!

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of an epic year. As I wrote when this was first posted in 2013, it was a...

Horn Repertoire Week 14: A Course of Study

One of the goals of this course is to prepare graduate students for comprehensive exams. One typical question asked in those exams involves outlining...

Horn Repertoire Week 13: The Modern Horn

As we approach the end of the semester it is again very clear that a course of this type cannot possibly cover it all. But...

Horn Repertoire Week 12: The Wagner Tuba

Continuing our look at some of the standard works horn players perform often from the nineteenth century our next topic is the Wagner tuba....

Horn Repertoire Bonus Week: Stuck in the Nineteenth Century

We are not actually stuck there, but there is a ton to cover and, due to a quirk of the semester schedule at ASU...

Horn Repertoire Week 11: The Valved Horn in the Later 19th...

Continuing forward in horn history, some of our best, most characteristic horn literature (especially orchestral) dates to the second half of the nineteenth century....

Horn Repertoire Week 10: The Early Valved Horn

This week we have one fairly long reading that, with the linked readings, covers a lot of ground! The Early Valved Horn In addition also check...

Horn Repertoire Week 9: The Natural Horn in the Romantic Period

This week our discussion will focus on topics discussed in and articles linked from the following article: The Natural Horn in the Romantic Period Highlights...

Horn Repertoire Week 8: Approaches to Classical Literature Today

This week the focus of the class is on performance tactics for works that are fairly frequently performed from the Classical and early Romantic...