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This Fall semester is the beginning of a great year for our
18 horn majors. Highlights for the semester include:
- Oct. 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage. The ASU Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Pacific Symphony's Director and Conductor, Carl St. Clair,
presents Shostakovich's "Intermezzo from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" and
"Symphony No. 10."
- Oct. 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall.The New York Brass
Arts Trio including Joe Burgstaller, trumpet, David Jolley, horn and
Haim Avitsur, trombone, present a recital of music for brass in the fun,
infectious yet serious style for which they are critically acclaimed.
- Nov. 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage. The ASU Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by The Dallas Symphony's Assistant Conductor, Karina
Canellakis, presents Mahler's Symphony No. 9.
And don't forget the two degree recitals this
- Alex Manners -- DMA recital, Saturday,
10/03/2015, 2:30PM, Katzin Concert Hall
- Nicole Sanchez -- Senior recital, Saturday,
11/07/2015, 5:00PM, Recital Hall
NEWS: ASU Horn Day 2016!
The ASU Horn Studio is pleased to hold a horn
day on January 30, 2016 featuring guest artist Eli Epstein. All are
welcomed to attend this free event, which will feature horn ensemble
performances, master classes and much more.
Eli Epstein enjoys a
multi-faceted career as performer, educator, conductor and author. Epstein
was second horn of the Cleveland Orchestra (1987-2005), and horn professor
at the Cleveland Institute of Music (1989-2005). He has appeared several
times as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.
Epstein left Cleveland
in 2005, and moved to Boston to devote more time and energy toward
educational and creative endeavors. He is currently on faculty of New
England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory. At NEC, Epstein is on the
college faculty, NEC at Walnut Hill, and Brass Chair of the Preparatory
School and School of Continuing Education. His former students hold posts
in major orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada.
For more information on
the event itself contact Dr. John Ericson at Arizona State. For more on
Epstein please vist his website: http://www.eliepstein.com/
The Facebook event page is heret:
Study Horn at ASU
If you are reading this and looking at schools for advanced horn study
it is high time to think about applying for fall, 2016 admission! We have solid scholarship support available for students who plan to study the horn in any of our degree programs
and will have not one but two TA openings for a graduate student
(MM or DMA level).
Our audition requirements are here.
Learn more about the ASU admissions process here.
CD on the way!
Dr. Ericson recorded a new CD this summer, in
editing right now. Works on the CD, which is performed on a period 19th
century valved horn:
- 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. Mülller
- Melancholie, Op. 68 – B. Ed. Mülller
- Nocturno, Op. 73 – B. Ed. Mülller
- Wiegenlied, Op. 69, No. 1 – B. Ed. Mülller
- Lied ohne Worte – Josef Richter
- Sonate, Op. 347 – Fritz Spindler
For more on the project see a series of articles on
Horn Matters that starts here:
Dr. Ericson in Print
article "A 1982 Horn Right Hand Position Survey: Tips, Notes, and More,"
based on a survey conducted by former ASU horn professor Ralph Lockwood, was
published in the May, 2015 issue of The Horn Call, the journal of
the International Horn Society. The presentation that is the basis of the
article is described in articles starting here:
Recent Former Student Accomplishments
horn DMA graduates Gustavo Camacho and Rose French
jointly presented a lecture-recital at the 2015 International Horn
Symposium in Los Angeles. The topic was “One Branch from the Great Reynolds
Tree,” focusing on the works and pedagogy of the late Verne Reynolds.
Camacho and French are horn professors at Western Washington University and
Grand Canyon University, respectively.
ASU horn DMA graduate Derek Wright
was a semi-finalist in the professional division of the prestigious 2015
International Horn Competition of America. Wright is presently a very active
hornist in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.
Watch the Horn Choir Perform
The ASU Horn
Choir will perform again in the fall on a Brass Area recital, this year on
October 28. Until then feel free to check out these
videos of past performances:
Become a Fan on Facebook
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.
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..
Two Wagner tubas will be used for our performance of
The Rite of Spring! More on that then...
ASU Mellophones Rule
In 2009 the Arizona State University Sun Devil marching band was the largest in Arizona, with nearly 400 members and a line of 22 mellophones. In 2010 however we smashed this record number with a line of 35 mellophones and we smashed it
again in 2011 with a line of 42 mellos!
In 2012 we were back to a line of 35 mellophones, but it was in 2013 the largest section in the entire band
and had over 40 members for 2014! 2015 finds large numbers of players
again with a section of 35 players. It is great to see middle brass playing is alive and well! Also note:
it is not required at present to be in marching band in any degree program at ASU,
horn students are not
required to march and only two members of the studio are marching this
year. But proud to note that horn studio member Kaylea Payne is a 2015 drum major,
the second one in recent years from the horn studio.
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