School Ensembles

School Ensembles


  University of Arizona Betty Katzen Horn Choir

University of Arizona Betty Katzen Horn Choir

The University of Arizona Betty Katzen Horn Choir is celebrating its eighth anniversary, having taken over from the previous UA horn choir in 2007. Named to memorialize the new professor's late mother, The UA Katzen Horn Studio has performed in the Denver and Phoenix IHS-sponsored Symposia, as well as throughout the state of Arizona. Students are required to arrange music for horn ensembles as part of the UAKHS curriculum. Multiple annual performances usually include 8-10 pieces by ensembles of various sizes, including original compositions and arrangements by studio members. This year, the UAKHS Horn Choir is made up of students from five different states across the country. For more information, go to web.cfa.arizona.edu/horn

UAKHS Horn Choir: Camille Cook (Phoenix AZ), Alejandro Cueto (Tucson AZ), Joshua Floyd, (Prescott AZ), Sean Gale (Tucson AZ), Quinn Jarecki (Tucson AZ), Heaven Lasseter (Tucson AZ), Macauley Manzano (Chula Vista CA), Jason Pfiester (Greenwood IN), Ian Ramsey (Prescott AZ), Deitric Stevens (Tucson AZ), Cathy Tran (Phoenix AZ), Wade Williford (Houston TX), and Michael Button (Vista CA).


  Asuza Pacific University

Asuza Pacific University

The Asuza Pacific University (APU) Horn Ensemble was formed back in 2006 when every Monday night horn master classes were instigated.  It has grown from 2-3 horn players attending to up to 10 horn players now.  We have worked on orchestral excerpts, learned more about the horn and the industry and worked on ensemble pieces as well.  The ensemble is made up of Bachelors, Masters and Artist Certificate students.  They are from the studios of Stephanie Stetson and Jim Thatcher.  The group has performed in chamber music concerts and recitals here on campus and in local schools. 

APU Horn Ensemble: Jenny Ortiz, Michael Edwards, Gil Padilla, Noam Shanker, Taryn Spink, Brittany Petersen.


CSU Long Beach Horn Ensemble

Sarah Krueger
Katy Robinson
Liam S Lacey
Jennifer Serdas
Christian Siqueiros
Melisandra Teteris
Adrian Dunker

Dylan Hart and Jim Atkinson, conductors


  Central Washington University Horn Ensemble

Central Washington University Horn Ensemble

The Central Washington University Horn Ensemble is made up of university students, regardless of major, interested in playing the horn. The CWUHE performs 1-2 full concert programs per year, has released two Christmas CDs, and has been featured at Northwest Horn Society workshops, Washington Music Educators Association conferences, and symposia of the International Horn Society in 1996 (Eugene), 1998 (Banff), 2001 (Kalamazoo), 2008 (Denver), and 2011 (San Francisco). The ensemble also maintains an active outreach program, promoting the horn and its music in Washington's schools, and has participated in composition commissions, most recently Matinee Music by Kevin Walczyk. The CWUHE is directed by Jeffrey Snedeker, and we estimate 12 members making the trip to Los Angeles, to be determined by the Early Bird Registration deadline.


  Florida State Horn Choir

Florida State Horn Choir

The Florida State Horn Choir has a long tradition of performances in Florida and at horn conferences. Most recently, they performed at the International and Southeast Regional Workshops in Memphis and Baton Rouge, respectively. The choir represents a wide variety of university music degrees and age levels, ranging from freshmen to doctoral students.

Members: Teddy Branson, Sean Bresemann, Joey Cafeo, Wil Dannenberg, Natalie Janas, Marshall Jones, Adam Klein, Madison Kronheim, Kiirsi Maunula, Megan McMahon, Aaron Meitz, Chris Phelps, Kristi Scaccia, Alyssa Taylor, Jonathan Walton, Kristin Woodward

Michelle Stebleton, Director and Conductor
Sean Bresemann and Kristin Woodward, Co-Conductors


  Penn State Horn Ensemble  (Photo Credit: Jana Bontrager)

Penn State Horn Ensemble (Photo Credit: Jana Bontrager)

The Penn State Horn Ensemble showcases the finest hornists on campus. Comprised of music majors, horn performance minors and talented hornists from outside the School of Music by audition, this twenty-member ensemble meets in spring semester and is often divided into quartets. The Ensemble has performed at several Symposia of the International Horn Society, including those held in Rochester, New York; Kalamazoo, Michigan; London, England; and Los Angeles, CA. The Penn State Horn Ensemble hosted and performed for the recent Northeast Horn Workshop, and has performed at the Mid-West Regional Horn Workshop in Ypsilanti, Michigan; the Eastern Division Music Educators National Conference in Connecticut, as well as numerous invited performances at PMEA Conferences.

Directed by Lisa Bontrager, the ensemble's vast repertoire encompasses original works and arrangements of romantic, baroque, classical, impressionist and popular music.


   Tokyo University of the Arts:   Geidai Horn Ensemble

Tokyo University of the Arts: Geidai Horn Ensemble

Tokyo University of the Arts: Geidai Horn Ensemble

Our predecessor; Tokyo Music School was founded in 1887 as same as Tokyo Fine Arts School, and in 1949 these two schools merged and became Tokyo University of the arts as a only national university of the arts in Japan. Since then, our university has produced excellent artists, educators and researchers.

And following Japanese famous hornists who have played in several majors orchestras in Japan; for example, the late professor emeritus Kaoru Chiba, professor emeritus Kozo Moriyama, Mr. Hiroshi Yamagishi, and Mr. Hiroshi Matsuzaki and so on, they graduated from Tokyo university of the arts. And now also, a lot of graduated hornists play in many majors orchestras

Now, majoring in horn students are faculty, graduate school, including only lessons course 17persons. They are learning and researching their performance and music every day for the purpose of being a horn professional player under Mr. Takeshi Hidaka; associate professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Mr.Takato Saijo; principal solo of Tokyo Metlopolitan Orchestra, and Mr. Ryosuke Tomono; Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra.  They organize actively their ensemble concerts and attained the 26th concert in February 2015. They ask to compose or arrange for every concert a new piece to be in the repertories for large ensemble for horns. Today, we‘ll play some commissioned works composed for their concerts. www.geidai.ac.jp/english

Members: Aika Nose, Ami Okada, Eitarou Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Keishi Kamada, Kota Umejima, Maki Toyoda, Midori Tanaka, Misaki Haginoya, NatsukiMukai, Natsumi Yoshizawa, Sakura Koyama, Yudai Shoji, Yuna Aihara, and Yuta Igawa

Conductor: Takeshi Hidaka


  University of Central Oklahoma Broncho Horn Quartet

University of Central Oklahoma Broncho Horn Quartet

The Broncho Horn Quartet is the premiere horn quartet at the University of Central Oklahoma. The quartet, chosen by audition, is part of the Leadership Chamber Music Initiative; as a result, the Broncho Quartet has performed extensively on and off campus, in outreach capacities to nursing homes and schools, and as entertainment at major events. The quartet is comprised of Laura Yeakley, Faith Skinner, Preston Drain, and Ryan McCann, all students of Dr. Peggy Moran.


  University of Tennessee-Knoxville Horn Ensemble

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Horn Ensemble

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Horn Ensemble is comprised of all members of the University of Tennessee horn studio, both majors and minors. The UT Horn Ensemble performs at recitals and other special events.  The group varies in size year to year, allowing for the study of different types of literature, from horn quartets to full horn choir repertoire. The group is directed by Dr. Katie Johnson.


The University of Texas UT HORN CHOIR, led by Associate Professor of Horn, Patrick Hughes, presents a variety of concerts and special performances throughout each academic year. The Horn Choir's membership comprised of horn players pursuing graduate and undergraduate music degrees at UT. The horn choir rehearses one hour each week, and focuses on sight reading, mixing it up, enjoying the amazing colors of the horn choir, and having fun! The UT HORN CHOIR won first place in the Ensemble Competition at the 2009 International Horn Symposium and has been featured in Regional and International Horn Workshops across the US. 

Members: Ben Carroll, Frank Carrubba, Rusty Holmes, Jeffrey Kennedy, Mike Mikulka, Brianna Moehnke, Zachary Morgan, Eric Ruiz, Iliana Reyna, Matt Rosser, Jacob Schnitzer, and Rose Valby.