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The Arizona State University Horn Studio
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Dr. Ericson and 2019 horn graduate Aliyah Qualls both featured in ASU Now!
Within a week of each other ASU Now had two features related to the horn studio. The most recent was on Aliyah Qualls,

Music graduate hopes to have positive impact on students

John Ericson Please read this article and learn more of her story and how horn study at ASU fit with her goals -- and congratulations and best wishes in all your future endeavors Aliyah! And just days earlier Dr. Ericson was featured,

Music professor receives international award for major contribution to art of horn playing

This article relates to his being awarded (along with Richard Seraphinoff and Randy Gardner) the Punto Award by the IHS in the summer of 2018. Both articles mention the Horn Matters website, one that has deeply impacted the horn world and will be celebrating their tenth anniversary in the fall of 2019.

Times are changing for the ASU Trumpet Studio
Regents Professor of trumpet David Hickman retires after a long and very successful career at the end of the Spring semester of 2019. In his place we are excited that Joe Burgstaller will be joining the ASU faculty! Looking forward to all the opportunities this brings, with anticipation in particular of a revitalized brass chamber music program.

We are excited about the International Women's Brass Conference!
To be held May 21-25 on the campus of Arizona State University. It is not too late to make your plans and attend! More info:

W-241We are on Instagram!
Check out ASU Horn Studio asuhornstudio on Instagram for views of the horn studio and more!

Orchestra to feature many works with great horn parts during the 2019-20 school year!
Some highlights include:

Beethoven--Symphony No. 6
Dvorak--Symphony No. 8
Mahler--Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich--Symphony No. 5
Weber--Der Freischutz Overture

And much more! Not to mention there are some major wind band works planned as well. Plenty of great music to play!

More than 20 years of Horn Articles Onlinehorn
Yes, it is true! Horn Articles Online was launched in the fall of 1998. The site has seen several updates recently and if you have not checked it in a while be sure to visit.

ASU horn grads winning jobs for Fall, 2018
Juli Buxbaum joined the faculty at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas this past fall as the Instructor of Horn. She graduated with her DMA from ASU this past spring semester and was one of the horn TAs.

This being in addition to DMA student and TA Alexis Lovelady winning a position this past spring in the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. ASU is a great place to study horn!

Low horn bookNew editions from Dr. Ericson
Dr. Ericson has updated his series of publications through Horn Notes Edition, with seven books coming out in updated and very affordable Kindle editions in early 2018! More information may be found at

Beyond those, he has also updated several of his sheet music publications (etudes, chamber works) and they are now being sold through IHS Music Sales

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Check us out at 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 4/28/2019

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