Date published: February 1, 2010
The fourth Belgian Horn Day (Hoorndag), organized by Belgian horn teachers, in cooperation with the VLAMO Flemish amateur music association, is scheduled for February 28 at the Ghent Royal Conservatoire. The day will include workshops, concerts, master classes, lectures, exhibitions, and ensembles and is open to players of all ages and levels. Past events welcomed over 100 players. See hoorndag.be.
The 2010 Northeast Horn Workshop will be held at the University of Delaware in Newark DE, March 12-14. Featured artists include Jennifer Montone, Jeffrey Lang, Shelley Showers, Daniel Williams, Jeffry Kirschen, and Denis Tryon (the Philadelphia Orchestra section), and Karl Pituch (Detroit principal). See northeasthornworkshop2010.org or contact host John David Smith at 302-831-4945 or email@example.com.
The 2010 Mid-South Horn Workshop will be held at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater OK, March 19-21. Guest artists will be Gregory Hustis, Bernhard Scully, and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse. The event will include recitals and clinics, concerts featuring university ensembles, master classes, exhibits, and high school and collegiate solo competitions. See midsouthhorns2010.okstate.edu or contact host Lanette Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Central Florida Horn Workshop will be held on Saturday March 20, 2010 at the Rollins College Music Department. Guest artists are Bruce Atwell, Johnny Pherigo, Michelle Stebleton, and the horn sections from the Orlando Philharmonic and Winter Park Bach Festival Orchestras. An advanced horn choir will perform at the 51st Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Contact host Carolyn Blice at email@example.com.
The First Southwest Horn Convention will be held in San Diego on May 14-16 to coincide with the San Diego Symphony 100th anniversary and performances of Strauss's Alpine Symphony and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Featured artists include Eric Ruske, David Krehbiel, Don Greene, Annie Bosler, and the Four Hornsmen of the Apolcalypse. Co-hosts: Ben Jaber and Doug Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org 619-248-2012). See the article on page 34 of this journal and southwesthornconvention.com.
The annual Kendall Betts Horn Camp will be held June 4-27 at Camp Ogontz in Lyman NH under the auspices of Cormont Music, a New Hampshire non-profit corporation. For the sixteenth consecutive year, Kendall is hosting his unique retreat for hornists ages 14 and older, of all abilities and accomplishments to study, perform, and have fun in the beautiful White Mountains under the guidance of a world class faculty. Enrollment is limited to ensure individual attention. Participants may attend any or all weeks at reasonable cost. A number of scholarships are available. See horncamp.org or contact Kendall Betts, PO Box 613, Sugar Hill, NH 03586, 603-823-7482, or HORNCAMP@aol.com.
The 8th Lugano Horn Workshop will be held at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, July 4-10. The workshop, open to all hornists, will cover solo, orchestral, and ensemble playing in master classes, group lessons, and horn ensembles. Ensembles will be formed based on experience and individual ability. Instructors include Arkady Schilkloper, David Johnson, Sandro Ceccarelli, and Andreas Kamber. See horncamps.com or email Heather Johnson at email@example.com.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts will hold a Horn Festival July 12-16. Details will be available soon. The festival in Hong Kong will be open to everyone and promises to be an exciting prelude to those on their way to the IHS Symposium in Brisbane, Australia. Contact Joe Kirtley, horn instructor at the HKAPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 4th Annual Horn Ensemble Summer Workshop at Daytona Beach will be held in August 1-7, 2010. Join David Johnson, Paul Basler, and Dan Phillips for a week of intensive horn ensemble study for hornists of all ages. Participants will attend master classes and lessons, participate in ensembles, and perform in concerts. Attend with your own ensemble or join an ensemble in Daytona based on your experience and ability. See horncamps.com or the IHS website, or email Heather Johnson at email@example.com.
The Swiss Horn Academy in La Chaux-de-Fonds will be held August 23-28. Teachers include Bruno Schneider (director), Thomas Müller, and Esa Tapani. Open to advanced students worldwide, either those who have already begun professional studies, or those who contemplate embarking on them, hornists will have the opportunity to prepare various works with the teachers and perform them with a professional accompanist. The course includes lessons and masterclasses on natural horn, technique, interpretation, ensemble playing, concerts, and, of course, the traditional Swiss fondue. Student accommodations are near the academy. See academiedecor.ch.