Friday, August 7

8:00 PM20:00

A Sojourn, a Celebration, & a Farewell: A Night Honoring the AHQ

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (map)
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Craig Phillips: Sojourn for Organ & Winds (15')
Jim Thatcher, horn
Don Foster, clarinet
Lara Wickes, oboe
Duncan Massey, bassoon
Sal Soria, organ


A Celebration of Major Works for Horn Quartet from the AHQ Repertoire

Kerry Turner (b. 1960): Fanfare for Barcs

J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue XII

Kazimierz Machala (1948): Intuitions                                                             
III. Presto

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Sonata for Four Horns
II. Lebhaft

Mario Castel-Nuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968): Choral and Variations


Eric Ewazen (b. 1954): Myths and Legends
I. Allegro ritmico

Kerry Turner ((b. 1960): Fandango Op. 35

George Gershwin (arr. Perkins) (1898-1937): Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess)

Henry Mancini (arr. K. Turner): Moon River

Aram Khachaturian (arr. Kaucher/Turner): Sabre Dance

Kerry Turner (b. 1960): Swan Song
This is Mr. Turner’s final composition for the AHQ.

American Horn Quartet
Kristina Mascher-Turner, horn
Charles Putnam, horn 
Kerry Turner, horn
Geoffrey Winter, horn

A reception will be held on the plaza outside The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels following the concert.

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6:30 PM18:30

Performance (University Horn Ensemble)

Central Washington University Horn Choir Performance

Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) trans. Jeffrey Snedeker: Canzon duodecimi toni

Douglas Hill (b. 1946): Clusters
Slow Waltz

Russell Garcia (1916-2011): Variations on a Five-Note Theme

James Horner (b. 1953) arr. Richard Bissill: Titanic Fantasy

Clarissa Brisk, horn
Rosie Green, horn
Jarrett Hansen, horn
Jessica Henkle, horn
Mary Jarvis, horn
Sophie Mortensen, horn
Logan Moss, horn
Madeline Osborne, horn
Naomi Smith, horn
Hayley Stephenson, horn
Jeffrey Snedeker, director

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5:30 PM17:30

Performance (Recital)

Geoffrey Gordon: Winterleben* (20')
Andrew Bain, horn
Renée Rapier, mezzo
Nic Gerpe, piano
*This work has been generously commissioned by Justus and Elizabeth Schlichting.

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Horn Trio, op. 40 (30’)
I. Andante
II. Scherzo. Allegro
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Finale. Allegro con brio
Richard Todd, horn
Jacqueline Brand, violin
Robert Thies, piano

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4:30 PM16:30

Performance (Chamber Music/Solo Horn/Two Horns & Piano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Quintet for Horn & Strings, K.407
I: Allegro
II: Andante
III: Rondo. Allegro

Emily Reppun, horn
Ray Reinebach, violin
Josh Heaphey, viola
Karen Elaine, viola
Leah Metzler, cello


Ricardo Matosinhos (b. 1982): Low Horn Etudes
#2, "Blues in F"
#11, "Asta su Abuelo"

**2014 IHS Composition Contest Virtuoso Division Honorable Mention

Marc Gelfo, horn


John Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Chaconne, Partita No. 2 BWV 1004

Al Hirt (1922-1999) (arr Katie Miller): Green Hornet Theme

Tawnee Pumphrey, horn
Katie Miller, trumpet
Lindsay McMurray, trombone


Gina Gillie (b. 1981): The Great Migration for two horns and piano (10')
Gina Gillie, horn
Jeffrey Snedeker, horn
Hui Wu, piano

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4:00 PM16:00

Lecture (Wellness and Technique Building)

  • Colburn School, Grand Rehearsal Hall (map)
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Teaching and Refining Articulation through Speech
Presenter: Natalie Douglass

This presentation discusses the relationship between human speech and brass playing, and how speech patterns affect instrument tone and articulation.

I have spent the past year as both the researcher and case study subject undergoing speech therapy for a lifelong speech disorder that hindered my horn playing. The research project, Oral Musculation Patterns Affecting Speech, Voice, and Instrument Tone, was presented as a research poster at the 2014 International Association of Orofacial Myology Convention in Calgary, Alberta. Orofacial Myology, a branch of speech therapy, regulates the use of the tongue, lips, jaw, and face. The study, in collaboration with Patricia K. Fisher, M.A., CCC/SLP/COM and the University of Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Clinic, outlines the substantial improvements in my horn playing over the course of a year of speech therapy.

Continuing research currently works with horn and trumpet students referred to me by faculty at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. I have since investigated the ways in which speech and speech therapy can benefit horn playing and pedagogy.

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3:30 PM15:30

Lecture (Peak Performance)

Creating Peak Performance
Presenter: Dr. Don Greene, PhD

This class will help you understand the many components of the highest levels of human functioning. You will learn about the common characteristics of flow states and autotelic experiences, and practical ways to increase the likelihood of getting in the zone and staying there longer.

This is Class #5 of a 5 part series. Feel free to join the series at any point.

Dr. Greene will be available at IHS LA 2015 for individual consultation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email him:

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3:30 PM15:30

Performance (Chamber Music)

Mill Ave Chamber Players

Andrew Thomson (1988) arr. Rose French: Elegy (5’20”)

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) arr. Monica Sauer Anthony: Petite Suite (14’)
En bateau

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) arr. Mark A. Popkin: Quartet No. 8, Op. 110 (21’)
Allegro molto

Monica Sauer Anthony, flute
Nik Flickinger, oboe
Erin Finkelstein, clarinet
David Wells, bassoon
Rose French, horn

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2:30 PM14:30

Performance (Horn & Piano)

Hermann Neuling: Bagatelle
Brett Miller: Hunting Songs For Low Horn
Andrea Clearfield: River Melos for horn and piano
Dante Yenque: Tanguito
Denise Tryon, horn
Julie Nishimura, piano

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Horn Concerto No. 2 In E-flat Major, AV132 (arr. for Horn and Two Pianos)
Stefan Dohr, horn
Hui Wu, piano
Vanessa Fadial, piano

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2:30 PM14:30

Performance (Horn & Piano)

Jack Jarrett (b. 1938): Sonata for horn and piano (13’)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto
Brian O’Connor, horn
Robert Thies, piano

Franz Strauss (1822-1905): Nocturno, Op. 7
Dale Clevenger
Aram Arakelyan, piano
To be announced
Dale Clevenger
Aram Arakelyan, piano

Anton Reicha (): Trios (movements to be announced)
Dale Clevenger, horn
Giovanna Grassi, horn
Jeff Nelsen, horn

Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944): Piece for horn and piano, opus 28 (4’)
Andrej Žust, horn
Aram Arakelyan, piano

Vitaly Buyanovsky (1928-1993): España (solo piece) (5’)
Andrej Žust, horn

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12:00 PM12:00

Mass Horn Choir Concert

  • Cal Plaza Watercourt - Grand Performances (map)
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Conductors: Dave Krehbiel and Will Sanders
Assistant Conductor: Pablo Urbina
Librarians: Tylar Nichols and Kimi Dohi

Special Guest Soloists: To be Announced 

Dress: IHS LA 2015 T-shirt and pants, shorts, or long skirt. This concert is outside. Hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses are appropriate dress. BYOS (bring your own stand).

A group photo will be taken after this event outside of Walt Disney Concert Hall, meet at the corner of First and Grand Street.

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10:30 AM10:30

Lecture (Practice/Study)

Don't Waste Your Time Practicing!
Presenter: Travis Bennett

This lecture is all about how to get the most out of your practice time. I will address the tools needed for an effective practice session, the "who, what, when, why, how (and how much)" of practicing, and also specific techniques that can be used such as "The Tortoise Principle" and "The McNugget Method". Other topics addressed will be the concepts of deliberate practice, the 10,000 hour rule, and the difference between learning and practicing.

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10:00 AM10:00

Performance (World Music)

Horn Brasil

Pixinginha (1897-1973): Chorei
André Vitor Correia (1888-1948): Andre de Sapato Novo 
Pixinginha (1897-1973): Choro de Gafieira
Pixinginha (1897-1973): Cheguei
Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth (1863-1934): Apanhei-Te Cavaquinho 
Anonymous: Uatapu
Jacob do Bandolim (1918-1969): Bole-Bole
Pixinginha (1897-1973): Ele e Eu 
Zequinha de Abreu (1880-1935): Tico-Tico no Fuba
Valdir Azevedo (1923 - 1980): Camundongo 
Severino Araújo de Oliveira (1917-2012): Espinha de Bacalhau 
Jacob do Bandolim (1918-1969): Doce de Coco 
Anonymous: Sereia do Mar. Verequeti 
Pixinginha (1897-1973): Um a Zero 

Adalto Soares, horn
Lucca Soares, horn
Bruno Soares, trumpet/euphonium/percussion
Raphael Sampaio, guitar/cavaquinho
Silvia Soares, percussion

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9:30 AM09:30

Lecture (Performance Practice)

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An Introduction to Solo Duet Training for Horns
Presenter: James Boldin

This presentation will feature information and demonstrations of excerpts from "Solo Duet Training for Horns", a new publication by James Boldin from Mountain Peak Music, These duets are designed to assist horn players in learning six of the most popular horn solos. The two parts are equal in importance and difficulty. Solo Training duets can be used to help studens learn style and technique, as recreational musical diversions, or even as additions to recitals if an accompanist is not available. The duets are based on the following works:

Paul Dukas, Villanelle
Alexander Glazunov, Rêverie, Op. 24
W.A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447
Camille Saint-Saëns, Romance, Op. 36
Camille Saint-Saëns, Morceau de Concert, Op. 94
Franz Strauss, Nocturno, Op. 7

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9:00 AM09:00

Lecture (Life Hack)

What Now? Life Between Your Graduate Degree and Your Dream Job: Help for new professionals and teachers of future professionals

Presenters: Rebecca Chambers and Sarah Schouten

An increasing number of students are completing graduate degrees and attempting to enter the workforce. The supply of new, highly qualified horn performers and teachers is considerably more than the amount of available positions in the United States. As long as students are in school pursuing graduate degrees they have a focus and achievable goals presented before them to complete the degree. What happens to these new masters and doctors of music when they graduate? How do they make a living? Pursue their dream? Stay active and involved in music? How do they continue to improve themselves and work towards their goals of full-time employment as horn players and teachers? How can current teachers help their graduate students prepare themselves for life post-graduation but pre-full time position? This presentation will provide multiple solutions to these questions and contain a question and answer session.

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