Opening for the Position of Publications Editor

The Publications Editor oversees the preparation, content, and publication of all International Horn Society publications, including all print and digital publications.

Applicants for this position should possess:

  • Knowledge of publication and editorial principles necessary to publish a high-quality journal which provides value to a diverse international membership;
  • Proactive and excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • A keen interest in the horn
  • The ability to travel

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated potential for organizing, producing, and publishing an industry-specific journal.
  • Demonstrated potential for product consistency in design and content of print and digital publications.
  • Experience with current publication software, such as Word, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, or the like.

Read more: Opening for the Position of Publications Editor

Country Representatives

Country Representatives must be IHS members and it is preferred that they have passable English language skills. The IHS invites applications for open Country Representative positions. Country Representatives serve the IHS by communicating society activities to IHS members in their country, as well as sharing information about horn activities in their country with the society worldwide. Country Reps also assist in recruiting and welcoming new IHS members and in communication between members in their area.

We are especially interested in hearing from people in regions or countries where we have not had Reps before. If your country's position is vacant, please read the job description and consider filling out an application. (You must be logged in to your IHS member account to access the application)
 
For more information contact Vice-President Kristina Mascher-Turner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regional Coordinators
Asia/Oceana Sindy Wan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Europe Łukasz Łacny, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Latin America Fernando Chiappero, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
USA/Canada Elaine Braun, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Country Representatives
Argentina Luis Ariel Martino, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Australia Ysolt Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Austria VACANT
Belgium Jeroen Billiet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bolivia Dario Lisperguer Soto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brazil Radegundis Tavares, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Canada Canadian Horn Society, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
China VACANT
Colombia Jorge Mejia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Costa Rica Juan Carlos Porros Castro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Croatia Bruno Grosic, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Czech Republic Zdenek Divoký, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Denmark Denmark: Frederik Rostrup This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Finland Jukka Harju, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
France Hervé Joulain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany Christoph Ess This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Honduras David Abraham Andino Fuentes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hungary VACANT
Iceland Joseph Ognibene, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Israel Aviram Freiberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Italy Angelo Bonaccorso, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Japan Mami Abe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kenya Sandra Daniel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Malaysia Chee Ghee Sim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mexico Keith Eitzen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Netherlands Jack Munnecom, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Norway VACANT
Panama Joel Arias, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Poland Tadeusz Tomaszewski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Portugal Ricardo Matosinhos, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Russia VACANT
Slovenia VACANT
South Africa Erik Albertyn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Spain Javier Bonet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thailand Daren Robbins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
U.K. British Horn Society, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
U.S.A. Jennifer Sholtis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Venezuela Joel Arias, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Punto Award Recipients

Individuals selected for the Punto Award shall have made a major contribution at the regional or national level to the art of horn playing. This contribution can be in any of a variety of areas, such as performance, teaching, research, or service to the IHS. The international workshop host or any Advisory Council member can nominate individuals for this honor, and selection will be by majority vote of the Advisory Council. Punto Award recipients receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate.

The award is named for Giovanni Punto (1746-1803).

IHS Punto Award Recipients (created 1985)

Area Representatives

USA Area Representative Coordinator: Jennifer Sholtis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interested in becoming an Area Representative for your state? See the job description and apply online (must be logged in current member to access).

NorthEast Team
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CT Jaime Thorne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DC Tobi Cisin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DE John David Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MA Angela DiBartolomeo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MD Justin Drew, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ME MargieLandis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NH Angela DiBartolomeo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NJ Erin Paul, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NY Alan Orloff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OH Tiffany Damicone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PA Rebecca Dodson Webster, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RI Cathryn Cummings,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
VA Ian Zook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
VT OPEN
WV Jonas Thoms,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SouthEast Team
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AL Brenda Luchsinger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DC Tobi Cisin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FL Carolyn Blice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
GA Jean Martin-Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
KY David Elliot, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LA James Boldin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., louisiana.hornsociety.org
MD Justin Drew, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MS Matthew Haislip, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NC Candace Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SC Tonya Propst, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TN Jeremy Hansen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
VA Ian Zook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WV Jonas Thoms, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NorthWest Team
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CAn Daniel Wood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., norcal.hornsociety.org
CAs Annie Bosler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CO Michael Thornton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., colorado.hornsociety.org
ID Jason Johnston, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MT Zachary Cooper This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NV Jonathan Snyder, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OR Lydia Van Dreel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WA Mike Simpson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WY OPEN
MidNorth Team
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IA Joshua Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
IL Kelly Langenberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
IN Gene Berger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Hoosier Horns
MI Kurt Civilette, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., michigan.hornsociety.org
MN Greg Beckwith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ND Deanna Carpenter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NE Jacqueline Mattingly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OH Tiffany Damicone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SD Gary Reeves, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WI Andy Moran, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WV Jonas Thoms, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MidSouth Team
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AL Brenda Luchsinger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
AR OPEN
KS Jeb Wallace, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
KY David Elliot, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LA James Boldin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., louisiana.hornsociety.org
MO Gary Moege, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MS Matthew Haislip, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NE Jacqueline Mattingly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OK Eldon Matlick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TN Jeremy Hansen, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TX OPEN
SouthWest Team
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AZ Barbara Chinworth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CAs Annie Bosler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
HI Marie Lickwar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NM Michelle Rimoli, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NV Jonathan Snyder, jonathan@jonathansnydermusic.com
TX OPEN
UT Daniel Omer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IHS Honorary Members

The intent of Honorary Membership in the International Horn Society is to honor living hornists who have made a major contribution at the international level to the art of horn playing. This contribution must be one that will extend beyond the individual's lifetime and should exist in several areas, such as performance, teaching, research, or service to the IHS.

A nominating committee, consisting of past presidents and/or Advisory Council members, shall present to the Advisory Council a minimum of two candidates for this honor every year. Nominations may come from any IHS member. Supporting materials demonstrating why the candidate deserves this honor must be sent to the chair of the nominating committee. Final selection will be made by a two-thirds majority vote of the Advisory Council.

Honorary Members receive Life Membership in the IHS, a congratulatory letter, and a certificate.

The IHS Honorary Membership Nominating Committee invites any current IHS member in good standing to nominate deserving living hornists for the IHS's highest honor. Nominations must include a biography and description of why the nominee is deserving of this honor, based on the qualifications for Honorary Membership. Send nominations to IHS President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For thumbnail biographies of other selected, significant horn players who passed before the creation of the IHS see also Celebrated Horn Players of the Past.

Honorary Members

Service Medal of Honor Recipients

medalThis honor, instituted in 2011, is for individuals who have made a major contribution in service to the International Horn Society. Any IHS member can submit a nomination; nominations are considered at the next Advisory Council meetings.

IHS Service Medal of Honor Recipients

2011 Robert E. Marsh
2012 Nancy Jordan Fako
2013 Marilyn Bone Kloss
2014 Douglas Campbell
2015 Virginia Thompson

2016 Kristin Thelander
2017 William Scharnberg 
2018 Heidi Vogel
2019 Elaine Braun and Nancy Joy

Administrative Staff

Julia Burtscher, Executive Director

Julia Burtscher, Executive Director

Julia Burtscher has been playing the horn for over 30 years and lives in Toledo, Ohio. She earned a BA in Music from the University of Cincinnati and later earned her MBA from the same institution. Julia has spent most of her career in the railroad software industry, and is delighted to be the new executive director of the IHS!

Julia Burtscher
PO Box 5486
Toledo, OH 43613
USA

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 419-279-5768


Elaine Braun, Membership Coordinator

Elaine Braun, Membership Coordinator

Elaine received her BFA in Music Ed. from SUNY at Buffalo and her MM in Music Ed. from the University of Western Ontario. She taught Elementary Vocal, then Elementary and Middle School Instrumental music in the Buffalo area. While at Western she taught Horn, ran the Horn Ensemble and played Harp in the New Music Ensemble. She also taught at the Western Conservatory and was accompanist for the University Chorus. She has continued to play and sing in ensembles throughout her career as an Orchestra Administrator. In addition to being the General Manager of the Maryland Symphony and the Erie Philharmonic, she was Music Director/Conductor of the Fort Erie (Ontario) Legion Band and the Erie Philharmonic Chorus . She joined the Horn Society in 1972 and has served as Secretary-Treasurer, Coordinator for Canada and Coordinator for the US Representatives before becoming the IHS Membership Coordinator in 2017. She now lives in Nashville where she continues to play, sing and teach.

Elaine Braun
305 Raywood Ct.
Nashville, TN 37211-6000

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 615-837-5836

Area Representative Job Description (USA)

(revised and approved by IHS Advisory Council, September, 2009)

The positions of Regional Coordinator and Area Representative were created by the IHS to facilitate recruitment of new members and communication among current and potential members in defined areas. Generally, Regional Coordinators have larger service areas and slightly different roles in recruiting and supporting IHS members. Area Representatives serve smaller areas within regions, and are supported by and report to Regional Coordinators.

Area Representatives provide information and resources about the IHS, its activities, and other horn-related events to IHS members and other interested people in their regions. They should be proactive in promoting musical education as it relates to the horn (according to the IHS By-laws). They should aid the IHS by generating enthusiasm and camaraderie among horn players in their regions, with the aim of recruiting new members and retaining existing members.  Area Representatives must maintain their IHS membership and be proactive in informing Regional Coordinators when they change mailing/email addresses.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate active communication among IHS members and other interested parties in their area. This may be accomplished in many ways, including publishing (or recruiting volunteers to publish) area newsletters. It is expected that a minimum of two newsletters or general communication be published per year, and at least one, to be distributed by email or regular mail. Copies of newsletters or other communications should always be copied to the appropriate Regional Coordinator.
  • Submit an annual report to the Regional Coordinator with a summary of activities and expenses, as outlined in this job description, over the past calendar year. Recommendations to the Advisory Council for any relevant actions for improvement may also be included. Deadlines regarding these reports will be communicated to Area Representatives by the Regional Coordinator and are usually fixed by the need to include Area activity reports in the Coordinator’s Report to the Advisory Council which meets at the annual International Horn Symposium each summer.

Suggested activities for Area Representatives to encourage member participation:

  • Maintain (or recruit a volunteer to maintain) a website of current events in the area and other useful information, linking this to and from the IHS website and other relevant sites such as Facebook.
  • Host, help organize, or support local and regional workshops, horn choirs, holiday performances, and other horn-related events.
  • Involve volunteers and students.
  • Encourage members and others to attend IHS events.
  • Encourage students to participate in the IHS contests and scholarship programs.
  • Share news from the area with the Coordinator and The Horn Call News Editor.
  • Request updated membership lists from the Executive Secretary and follow up with those who have let their membership lapse. Provide a summary of feedback received from lapsed members in the Area Representative’s annual report to the coordinator (while respecting the anonymity of the lapsed member).

Communications from Regional Coordinators:

Once confirmed in the role, Area Representatives should receive from the Coordinator:

  • A copy of the IHS Executive Secretary's explanation of how to submit Expense Reports and the expenses that can be reimbursed.
  • A list of the Area Representatives in the country (US and Canada) or region (Europe and Asia).
  • Information regarding relevant IHS concerns, actions, and events.
  • Directions on how to access member information from the IHS website.

Review of Area Representatives:

Regional Coordinators review the Area Representatives' annual reports. If Area Representatives do not meet their responsibilities, the Coordinator can offer suggestions. If problems continue, Area Representatives can be put on notice that they may be asked to step down. If, after being put on notice, the level of effort and activity does not improve, the Coordinator may ask Area Representatives to resign.

Apply to become an Area Representative

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