New Gift Membership Discount

Membership in the International Horn Society makes a great gift. Now through December 31 we're offering a $5 discount on new one year or student gift memberships! Go to our web site:, click on Gift Memberships from the Membership drop down. When you get to the payment page enter IHSGIFT2015 in the coupon box.

2016 Composition Contest Rules Announced

Rules for the International Horn Society 2016 Composition Contest have been announce by Dr. Randall Faust, Contest Coordinator. Read more about it here.

New Item in OMS

David Cronin’s Thrashing the Sun for Horn, Percussion, Keyboard, and Bass has been added to the IHS Online Music Sales.

Thrashing the Siren was written during the late part of 2010 into early 2011 and is inspired by the stories of the Sirens in Greek Mythology. The Sirens were divine bird-women whose enchanted singing would lure sailors to their island. Many ships would wreck on the islands rocky coast, but those who made it ashore were so bewitched by the Sirens song that they would refuse to leave and ultimately die of starvation.

Daughter of the Muse
Who knows both past and future
Sing your potent song.
Your feathers stolen
Stay idle in your meadow
Among silent guests.
They have heard your tune
And cannot leave – for men
Your song ends in death.

Call for Nominations

Nominations for election to the Advisory Council three-year term of office (beginning after the 2016 International Symposium and ending after the 2019 Symposium) must be received by Executive Director Heidi Vogel before December 1, 2015. Nominees must be members of the IHS and willing to accept the responsibilities of the position. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number, email address, written consent, and a biographical sketch of not more than 150 words. Nominations by fax and email are acceptable; consent must originate from the nominee.

Terms of the following AC members expire in July 2016: Peter Luff is completing his second term and is therefore ineligible for re-election this year. Elizabeth Freimuth, Nobuaki Fukukawa, Ab Koster, and Jose Zarzo are completing their first terms and are eligible for nomination.

Send nominations to:

Heidi Vogel, IHS Executive Director
PO Box 630158
Lanai City, HI 96763-0158

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Contributing Artist/Lecturer Application for IHS 2016

Rules and application for Contributing Artist and Lecturer spots for the 48th International Horn Symposium at Ithaca College, June 13-18, 2016, can be found at

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