Horn Day

Horn Day will not be offered during the 2012-13 academic year. Horn Day is an annual festival at Western open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the horn. This fun-filled event includes an entire day of horn activities, including a guest artist master class and recital, a solo competition, a recital by the WMU Horn Choir and WMU student soloists, and a chance for all participants to play in the Mass Horn Choir, which rehearses during the day and performs in the final concert.
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Past guest artists include:
  • William Barnewitz, Principal Horn, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Michelle Reed Baker, Second Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and faculty member at The Manhattan School of Music
  • Jeff Agrell, Horn Professor at the University of Iowa
  • Douglas Hill, Horn Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Karl Pituch, Principal Horn, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Jesse McCormick, Second Horn, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Virtuoso Horn Duo (Kerry Turner and Kristina Mascher, Luxembourg Philharmonic and American Horn Quartet)
  • Bernhard Scully, Horn Professor at the University of Illinois (formerly with Canadian Brass and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
  • John Ericson, Horn Professor at Arizona State University