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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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Random Articles

As mentioned in my previous post, in terms of materials I started out as I was taught but over the years began to experiment...

Reaction to a NY Times review, "That Wild Card of the Orchestra." I have read critic Allan Kozinn's odd diatribe in the New York Times...

San Diego Symphony hornist Doug Hall is hosting a regional horn workshop next weekend, but his name is also in the news if you read The...

Prepping for the holiday I found some decorative antlers and decided to make a statement for the holidays. Learned helplessness According to Dr. Martin Seligman, being repeatedly...

People are always interested in how recent auditions went, and usually the information after the fact is pretty sketchy. However, from the recent Omaha...

2007 was a busy year for me as I put together four book projects and launched a publishing venture. Of the four, the one that...

I am excited to lead a session on the Saturday afternoon of #IHSTexas, “Orchestral Horn Playing 101 – How to Get In and Stay...

Auditions are coming soon for the 2011 edition of the YouTube Symphony (more information here), and as a service to those looking to audition...
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