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Festival unites hornists of all ages

Jan. 25, 2011

KALAMAZOO--Beginners, seasoned professionals and middle, high school and college students will perform together in the closing concert of Horn Day, an annual festival held at Western Michigan University.

The concert is free of charge and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The festival is open to anyone interested in learning more about the horn. The day's activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and include a class and recital by guest artist Bernhard Scully, University of Illinois horn professor and former member of Canadian Brass and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Other highlights include: a solo competition for middle and high school participants, a recital by the WMU Horn Choir and student soloists, and a chance for all participants to play in chamber ensembles or the Mass Horn Choir.

Those wishing to take part in the festival should bring their own instrument and mouthpiece. Registration is $15 per participant and can be paid at the door. Family members of participants may observe any part of the day free of charge.

For more information and to view the complete festival schedule, visit WMU Horn Day on the Web or contact festival director Dr. Lin Foulk at lin.foulk@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4692.

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Media contact: Matt Jensen, (269) 387-4678, matthew.d20.jensen@wmich.edu

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