Allison DeMeulle, Interim Executive Director
Allison DeMeulle is a recent graduate, receiving an MM in Music Performance, from the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). In 2018, Allison graduated from Chapman University, magna cum laude, with a BM in Horn Performance and a self-designed BA in Publishing & Editing. In addition to her studies, she served as the Orchestra Manager for The Chapman Orchestra and the Assistant Manager of the Philharmonic Society’s Orange County Youth Symphony.
On international tours and festivals, Allison has performed with the Philharmonic Society’s Orange County Youth Symphony in the UK and Spain, International Lyric Academy in Italy, and with the Orange County School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra in the UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria. She has studied under horn teachers Jenny Kim, Russell Dicey and Dylan Hart, and is currently studying with Rusty Holmes.
Allison was a recipient of the International Horn Society’s Paul Mansur Award in 2014, and Chapman University's Musco Scholar Award in 2018.
In 2020, Allison also started her own business called The Musical Notes, a stationery store for musicians to organize their materials and practicing.
PO Box 6691
Huntington Beach, CA 92615 USA
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.
305 Raywood Ct.
Nashville, TN 37211-6000
Jefferson Montiel, Social Media Coordinator
Jefferson Montiel was born in 1997 in San José, Costa Rica. He is a horn player, AV producer and digital artist.
As a horn player he began his studies at the age of 9 at SiNEM (National Music Education System of Costa Rica) with his teacher, Juan Carlos Porras. Later he obtained a professional degree in french horn performance at the University of Costa Rica, with professors Juan Manuel Arana and Mario Mora.
He has been a horn player in the orchestra of the University of Costa Rica, Symphony Orchestra of Heredia, Cartago and the Philharmonic of Costa Rica. He has participated in international orchestras such as the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra and the Huntsville Youth Orchestra. He participated in the Tennessee Valley Music Festival 2014 and British Isle Music Festival 2018. In 2019 he won the young soloist contest of the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra. And since he was 18 years old he has been working professionally with the Concert Band of San José, capital of Costa Rica.
As an AV producer, he has a professional degree from the Véritas University and has worked as a director, cinematographer, assistant director and digital artist in music videos, short films, documentaries and commercials. He is currently studying advertising design and is a digital artist at his own creative studio, Monti studio.