The ASU Horn Studio

The Arizona State University Horn Studio
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Orchestra to feature many works with great horn parts over 2017-18!
Some highlights include:

September 16 -- Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
October 6 -- Stravinsky: Pulcinella
November 9 -- Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet selections
January 26 -- Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
March 1 -- Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
March 28 -- Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
April 26 -- Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Rescued! A New CD...
Dr. Ericson recorded a third solo CD during the summer of 2015 which was released in the fall of 2016 on the Summit label. Titled Rescued! Forgotten works for the nineteenth-century horn, the following works are on the CD, which is performed on a period 19th century valved horn, as seen on the cover:Rescued! CD

  • Serenade, Op. 20 – Louis Bödecker
  • Sonata, Op. 7 – Hermann Eichborn
  • Resignation, Op. 16 – Charles Eisner
  • Lied ohne Worte, Op. 2 – Oscar Franz
  • Gondellied, Op. 15 – Karl Matys
  • Am Abend, Op. 71 – B. Ed. Müller
  • Melancholie, Op. 68 – B. Ed. Müller
  • Nocturno, Op. 73 – B. Ed. Müller
  • Wiegenlied, Op. 69, No. 1 – B. Ed. Müller
  • Lied ohne Worte – Josef Richter
  • Sonate, Op. 347 – Fritz Spindler

For more on the entire recording project see a series of articles on Horn Matters that starts here: http://hornmatters.com/2015/03/on-the-single-f-horn-and-19th-century-low-horn-playing-and-solos/

Watch the Horn Choir Perform
Our entire November 5, 2016 concert (jointly with the ASU tuba studio) may be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuMOvqD1x04

Dr. Ericson -- Podcast Series
Recently Ericson launched a video podcast series focusing on innovations and recent publications in the horn world, including for example one focusing on his article “Dennis Brain’s Horns” which was published in the February, 2016 issue of The Horn Call.  The video series may be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/hornmattersTV

W-241Current and former student accomplishments, updated Fall 2016
Paulina Davison (BM horn performance student) and Juli Smith (DMA horn performance student) both attended the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute this past summer.

Jacqueline Fazekas (BA horn student) was a participant at the 2016 Eli Epstein Horn Intensive.

Rose French (DMA, horn) performed and presented a session “Horn Players Songbook: Developing Audiation Skills with Folk Music” at the 2016 International Horn Symposium at Ithaca College.

Parker Kaufmann (BM horn performance student) was selected to be a participant at the 2016 National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD.

Christian Lopez and Jonathan Zavala-Molina (both BM music education students) marched in the mellophone section this past summer of the DCI silver medal winning Blue Devils.

Alexis Lovelady (DMA horn performance student) attended the Kendall Betts Horn Camp.

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Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/AsuHornStudio. Current and former students, and really anyone interested in horn at ASU, are welcomed to become fans.

For more ASU brass...
Be sure to also check out the ASU Trombone Studio website and the ASU Tuba-Euphonium Studio website; both are excellent resources and give another view of study in the brass studios at Arizona State.

Updated 8/1/2017


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