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Hawkes hornOur knowledge of horn technique and horn history has probably doubled since the 1970s. In presentations my aim is to be completely up-to-date with recent scholarship and trends.

The sessions below were presented at international workshops and conferences, and are just a portion of the sessions I have presented.

In recent years I have had to limit travel due to family commitments, but don't let limitations stop you, as for example in 2016 I presented the "Masterclass with Philip Farkas on Musicianship" session at the Southeast, MidSouth, and Northeast horn workshops at a distance with PowerPoint and an Internet connection via Skype. More recently I've done zoom sessions on the natural horn and the Wagner tuba.

For information on hosting a master class, presentation, or performance of any type at your school, horn club, or event please contact me at Arizona State University.

2013. “A Masterclass with Philip Farkas on Musicianship,” 45th International Horn Symposium, Memphis, TN, August. | Article

2013. “A Right Hand Position Survey,” 45th International Horn Symposium, Memphis, TN, August. | Article

2013. “Schubert’s Auf dem Strom and Horn Technique in the 1820s,” 45th International Horn Symposium, Memphis, TN, August. | Article

2012. “Orchestral Horn Playing 101 – How to Get In and Stay In the Business,” 44th Annual International Horn Symposium, Denton, TX, May. | Article

2011. “A Horn like Dennis Brain Played,” 43rd Annual International Horn Symposium, San Francisco, CA, June. | Podcast | Article

2010. “Beyond Farkas: Tonguing, the embouchure, and more,” 42nd International Horn Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, July. | Article

2009. “Instruments Your Horn Teacher Never Told You About,” 41st International Horn Symposium, Macomb, Ill, June.

2008. “Playing the Wagner Tuba,” 40th International Horn Symposium, Denver, July.

2008. “From the Natural Horn to the Triple Horn,” 40th International Horn Symposium, Denver, July.

2008. “The Horn Gym,” 40th International Horn Symposium, Denver, July.

2003. “The Solo Works of Franz Strauss,” 35th International Horn Symposium, Bloomington, IN, June.

2001. “Natural and Valved Horns in the Nineteenth-Century.” 33rd International Horn Symposium, Kalamazoo, MI, June.

1999. “Crooks and the Nineteenth Century Horn.” Celebration 99!, the 31st Annual Symposium of the International Horn Society, Athens, GA, May.

1999. “Friedrich Gumpert (1841-1906) and the Performing Technique of the Valved Horn in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany,” Historic Brass Instrument Days: An International Symposium--Historic Brass Research, Pedagogy, Performance, and Conservation, Paris, France, March.

1997. “Heinrich Stoelzel and Early Valved Horn Technique.” Early Brass Festival, Bloomington, IN, July.

1993. “Henri Kling, Oscar Franz, and Horn Technique in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century.” Early Brass Festival, Amherst, Mass., July.

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