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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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The recital this year will be one that stands out for a long time for me for a number of reasons. One is it is...

A few weekends ago I was at the 2009 Southeast Horn Workshop, and now Bohemian Rhapsody from the final concert has made it on YouTube!...

There are a variety of approaches to the question of how much to practice on a French horn. Farkas in The Art of French Horn...

This week I had the opportunity to perform the double concerto commonly attributed to Haydn. My performance was with Rose French (with piano), as...

The Boston Brass hornist. In baseball a "switch-hitter" is a player that can bat either right or left-handed. In the world of theater, the term...

Yesterday it felt so good. Everything was great and it was really flowing. I was on top of the world! But today ... everything...

The pleasures in performing music are relatively well known - they seem practically innate from birth. Over time these joys can mature into a...

I was recently pointed to the Lawson Horns website looking for some information in their print publications on trying mouthpieces and leadpipes, but those...
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