Northwest Horn Symposium 2013
The symposium is open to music and horn lovers of all ages and levels of musicianship in the northwest region, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Western Canada. Participants include college and high school students, horn aficionados and vocational horn players who love playing and teaching. They come from all over the Northwest to participate in the chance to share knowledge, perform and hear great performances.
The week-end will be filled with master classes, guided warm-up sessions, presentations and performers. Four performances are connected with the symposium, which will feature prominent regional artists and master horn players. Featured artists include Eric Ruske and Michael Thornton. Performances will be open to the public.
The Horn Symposium is an annual event that changes locations every year. This year the Northwest Horn Symposium will be hosted by the Montana State University School of Music. Sherry Linnerooth, symposium organizer and horn instructor at MSU says that “the School of Music is delighted to host the event for the first time”.
The Horn Symposium is a unique opportunity that provides a dense, three-day immersion into the world of teaching, learning, performing, listening and enjoyment of the world of horn. It will allow for local horn players to interact with world-class musicians like Eric Ruske and Michael Thornton. Master class opportunities are valuable learning experiences for students who might not otherwise get the chance to interact with such masters. Special presentations will be given on interesting and cutting-edge topics that will both inform and inspire teachers and students.