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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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The last few years have seen a number of positive developments for the mellophone due to DCI money but even the best instruments have...

Recently I had some some email exchanges with Rob Jones, an award-winning artisan who sculpts in wood. In our exchange he offered some specific...

Very early in my tenure at ASU I realized that Sam Pilafian was accomplishing some very interesting things with his breathing/warm-up class and warm-up...

Working on a Mozart horn concerto for the first time is practically a rite of passage. Mozart is a ticket to getting into college...

For some years in Horn Articles Online I had a substantial article posted under the title “Audition Central.” My original idea was to present...

For many years I held firmly to the belief that some people among us are extraordinarily gifted. They possess an extra serving or two...

Gabriel blows his horn A nice story of a student in the Bahamas who gets an instrument. Epiphany at the dentist Bruce Richards shares thoughts on puffing...

A performance major at a large American university recently asked: When I return home for winter and summer breaks, I find it incredibly difficult to...
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