WMU News

Pherigo elected president of international society

Oct. 23, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Johnny Pherigo, professor and coordinator of graduate studies in the WMU School of Music, has been elected president of the International Horn Society.

The society is the primary professional organization for horn players, teachers and enthusiasts and has more than 3,600 members worldwide. The society sponsors workshops, scholarships, composition commissions and competitions, and publishes The Horn Call, the journal of the International Horn Society.

Pherigo has previously been editor of The Horn Call and was host of the 33rd International Horn Symposium held at WMU in 2001. He has been at the Western Michigan University since 1983 and is hornist with the Western Brass Quintet.

The election took place in August at the society's annual workshop in Lahti, Finland. Pherigo's term runs through 2004.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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