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Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

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In a few months, Horn Matters will hit upon its 2-year anniversary! That 2-year anniversary date is September 1st. While I don't think either John...

A report from the Onion. Warning - this report contains strong profanity. To me at least, what makes this so poignantly funny is that this parody...

Ummm...mellophone mouthpieces? Funny how jet lag can just hit you. I thought I was doing well from the travel back from Taiwan, then, wham! Last...

This week a focus for me has been preparing the first of the three sessions I will present at the upcoming International Horn Symposium,...

Doing business At My Viable Content, an example set of some nicely designed business cards with a French horn theme. Titanic horn From the Calgary Beacon: In Clive...

Since the time I played in The Nashville Symphony I have kept a mute in the back of the car. The idea is that if...

My annual horn recital will occur on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5:00, Katzin Concert Hall at the Arizona State University School of Music, assisted...

A teacher of mine long ago had a terrible nickname for fourth horn players in the orchestra. He called them the "garbage-men of the...
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