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When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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This past weekend I was at the Northwest Horn Symposium on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. Hosted by Lydia Van...

Ever since my college days I have always used a mirror in my practice. When warming-up especially I like to stare into it and...

For beginners and old pros alike, dragging around your horn may be a bit of a bother. I am very aware of the low numbers...

I am playing extra horn this week with The Phoenix Symphony, seventh horn and Wagner tuba on The Rite of Spring. It has made...

After subbing in the ASU Sinfonietta (see the previous post) a number of the mostly younger horn students in the section commented on my...

This is the first of several documents that will be posted. In this chapter, composite and age group results are reported. Open publication The next report...

This article continues an interview conducted 2/13/13 with Ashley Cumming, a Doctoral student at Indiana University. Part I starts here.  TECHNOLOGY AND THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY...

An new BBC program. I hope this new show in the UK makes it the US, either on BBC America or on PBS. Given...
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