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IHS E-Newsletter, December 2020 - corrected

IHS E-Newsletter, December 2020 - corrected

โ€๏ปฟVolume 5, Issue 8ย 

โ€This is the corrected verion of the newsletter sent out earier today. We apologize for the error.

โ€Dear ,

Leslie NortonHappy Holidays from Nashville TN, and welcome to the December installment of Horn and More, the IHS newsletter. Thank you for inviting me to the table of the Advisory Council. I look forward to meeting everyone face-to-face post quarantine.ย  For the first time ever, I hear myself saying how much I miss playing The Nutcracker. In attempt to keep my chops up this semester, I vowed to learn all of my studentsโ€™ assigned repertoire from Hunterโ€™s Moon to Haydn, to Sea Eagle; the latter giving me a run for my money!

I hope you have found new and creative ways to keep up the inspiration to practice.ย  Featured in this installment, Amy Sanchezโ€™ โ€œA Journey of Self-Discoveryโ€ from her visit of National Parks this summer. Also, Part 2 of the series, The Quarantine Stretch, features content by Ken Bell, Garrett Krohn, Joshua Paulus, Olivier Huebscher, Bernhard Scully, and Thai Johnson.

If you are not currently a member of the IHS, please consider joining. itโ€™s a fabulous community of inspiring players, artists, teachers, and humans all striving to come together to uplift, encourage, and inspire each other in our common love.

Scholarship and competition deadlines are coming up:

  • January 1- Mansur Award
  • February 1- Frizelle Orchestral Excerpt Competition
  • March 1 โ€“ Hawkins Award
  • April 1 โ€“ Premiere Soloist Competition

Peace to All,

Leslie Norton
Principal Horn, Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Assoc. Prof. of Horn, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt Universityย 

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The Other Side of Fear -

A Road Trip by Amy Sanchez

sanchez map 560The following is a reflection from my recent 3-month solo adventure in travel, self-discovery, and of course, horn playing! Originally shared on Facebook, this post focused more on the first two rather than the latter, but I did indeed practice and record horn while on the road! I brought my recording gear with me (AEA ribbon mic, Apogee interface, laptop with ProTools) so I didnโ€™t have to turn down any remote recording work, and rented a few hotels and AirBnbs along the way to do some teaching and master classes as well. While the pandemic has undoubtedly been difficult, it has also provided some unique opportunities. In addition to my โ€œnormalโ€ work of teaching and recording, I spent much of my time on the trip photographing and filming for a yet-to-be disclosed project involving music and my passion for conservation. Hint: the project is related to a brass ensemble Iโ€™ve started, Horns for Rhinos, supporting the South African wildlife conservation non-profit Nkombe Rhino. You may remember an article in the May 2019 IHS Horn Call about my initial work with this endeavor!


โ€œEverything you want is on the other side of fear.โ€

-Jack Canfield (also attributed to George...

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Membership Drive

snow manThereโ€™s SNOW-place like the IHS for the holidays! Help us bring life to this snow person, as weโ€™ll be adding more personality for every NEW Horn Society membership we receive from now until Dec 31! JOIN NOWย ย or give a GIFT Membership.ย 

2020 British Horn Symposium Recap

by Lindsey Stoker and Richard Steggall

bhs2020 is a big celebration year for the British Horn Society as it marks the 40th anniversary of its founding. It was due to be celebrated with a festival at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on Sunday 1st November featuring guest soloists Radek Baborรกk and Ben Goldscheider. With the COVID outbreak and the country in lockdown it was looking increasingly unlikely that it would be able to go ahead. Time to think outside the box!

The main problem that we faced was that the lure of our annual festival for many is a social one. Yes, we showcase the best in horn-playing from Britain and abroad, but the focus is on being together, talking about and playing the horn. We have recitals, classes and group playing for young and old throughout the day, and for a lot of players the highlight is the massed blow at the end of the evening concert where children, amateurs and professionals all rub shoulders. We were determined still to hold a festival on 1st November, but how could we recreate that sense of community in an online event?

A festival sub-committee was formed and, with the help of Zoom, came up with an programme that we could stream on the day. Initially we decided to ask professional players around the country to submit videos talking about technique and also invited members to submit remote ensemble recordings for a competition as well as an online valve stringing contest, with prizes for speed and style. Given the coronavirus restrictions that musicians were experiencing, it also seemed like an opportunity to invite orchestral sections to introduce themselves, perhaps talking about their new work environment, what they might be missing or whatever they felt might be interesting for the BHS community. The final result was a mixture of these elements. Some sections were sadly unable to contribute as they were still not back at work.

At the 11th hour a window of opportunity opened for there to be a live-streamed...

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โ€Jennifer Sholtis and the students of the TAMUK Horn Ensemble are
all smiles after a fabulous concert on October 29, 2020.

Congratulations to the winners of the November Horn and More E-Newsletter Trivia Contest!ย 

  • Nielsen Dalley
  • Laurie Heidt
  • Peter Hirsch

Each of our winners will receive a copy of the new CD, โ€œEn Forรชtโ€ - French Impressionistic Horn Music by Hervรฉ Joulain.

Thanks to all who played, and watch for the next Trivia Contest in early 2021!

Scholarship Program News

Hi Everyone, Patrick Hughes here, coming to you from Austin TX.ย  I am one of your Advisory Council members, and the IHS Scholarship Coordinator. I hope that all of our IHS members and their loved ones are healthy and staying safe. Iโ€™m writing today to give everyone an update on the IHS Scholarship Program Competitions.

ย First and foremost: All the competitions this year are on!

ย There are 2 BIG news items I want to highlight:

  1. The competitions and their deadlines have been spread throughout the year, in order to avoid the bottling up of deadlines that usually occur in Aprilโ€”which is, for many a tough time to be making recordings and getting recommendation.ย  My hope is that spreading the deadlines out will enable horn players to keep the competitions separate and unique, and allow everyone the chance to plan which competitions youโ€™d like to enter.ย  We will be naming the winner of each competition usually within a month of the entry deadline, and celebrating each winner via announcements on the IHS page as well as social media outlets.
  2. Weโ€™ve adjusted the repertoire requirements, primarily due to the pandemicโ€™s effect on making recordings with pianists due to social distancing. So, look for more options to play unaccompanied solos, as well as allowing for solos that usually require collaboration to be played sans piano, AND look for a few new repertoire changes!

Though the deadline for the Barry Tuckwell scholarship application has passed (December 1), the rest of the competition deadlines are still coming up!ย 

  • January 1: Mansur Award (essay/letter only--no recording)
  • February 1: Frizzelle Orchestral Excerpt Competition (includes recordings) completely online this year!
  • March 1: Hawkins (includes recordings) - virtual
  • April 1: Premiere Soloist competition with a deadline virtual preliminary, and the live finals round which will be part of the online IHS 53 next summer!

More details to come regarding the Premiere Soloist competition, as new repertoire is being discussed right now.

So get your horns out, start looking at repertoire to record and check out the IHS website for specific information about all of the scholarships competitions at

The Quarantine Stretch - Part 2

Solicited and Introduced by Mike Harcrow

This is assuredly one of the most bizarre seasons any of us has experienced. Many musicians have suffered untold losses because of the global pandemic. What is so encouraging through all of this, however, is the resourcefulness of friends and colleagues in stretching themselves to remain creative, to learn new skills to facilitate their creativity, and to proudly and expertly display these newly-acquired skills in inspiring projects (performed on balconies, in front yards, on YouTube, in social media outlets, etc.) while negotiating cancelled seasons, taking on other full- or part-time jobs, home-schooling children, watching savings disappear, and enduring a great host of other challenges.

While I know there are so many of you doing this very thing, I asked a few of our wonderful colleagues who are in some way reinventing themselves to share their thoughts and experiences by responding to any or all of the following prompts:

โ€ข How are you diversifying or bolstering your musical skill sets for the future due to current orchestra closures and performance cancellations?
โ€ข What secondary skills are you honing or exploiting?
โ€ข Have you taken on another job to maintain an income? If so, what?
โ€ข What hobbies or new interestsโ€”music-related or notโ€”are generating income for you?

I am grateful to each of our contributors for giving us a little insight into their personal struggles and victories. Let us continue...

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IHS Area Rep Corner โ€“ Zachary Cooper

Notes from Big Sky Country

zach cooperI first joined the International Horn Society when I was a student in college.ย Receiving my first issue of The Horn Call was such an eye-opening experience, realizing how many other horn players there truly were in the world.ย I had heard of the IHS when studying with founder, Bill Robinson, in high school, but it was when I became a member that I suddenly understood what the IHS did for me and for all of us.ย It connects us to something greater, an entire community.ย When I came to Montana five years ago, I was surprised to find an already thriving community of hornists.

Now that I am the IHS Area Representative in Montana, I hope to build and strengthen that community of hornists, of which many of you are probably unaware.ย We are a state with seven regional orchestras, highly skilled performers, and the perfect training grounds for our future orchestral and military band performers and music educators.ย 

During the pandemic, our orchestras have continued to record concerts, without audiences, and publish them on MTPR, PBS, and YouTube amongst others.ย Our state universities have continued creating experiences through online masterclasses and competitions across the country.ย A sophomore student at the University of Montana won an intercollegiate mock audition competition against four other institutions nationally.ย The community band in Missoula gave concerts outdoors during summer 2020 to audiences blocked for contact tracing.ย In addition to teaching at UM, I presented at the IHS Virtual Workshop and worked with my colleagues of the Northwest Horn Society to start a podcast for our members in the region.ย A UM grad also serves on the board of the NwHS and recently moved to Washington state to finish her student teaching.ย These are just a few examples of what we are all doing in Montana.

In such a strange time when we have lost many opportunities to engage with others, our horn community has worked to educate and perform and, perhaps most importantly, remain relevant.

โ€Are you a lost sheep? Please send address corrections to Membership Coordinator Elaine Braun at The following people are "lost sheep" - current IHS members who have not submitted address corrections or updates and are no longer receiving IHS mailings, including The Horn Call:

Kenji Aiba
Everett Burns
Chih-Ya Yang
I-Ping Chiu
Andr de Waal
Jennifer L Goodwin
Joanna Grace
Eric Thomas Johnson
Furuno Jun
Keigo Kimura
Ryh-sheng Lai
Jon-Erik Larsen
Eric R Lesch
Norm Macdonald
Cathy J Miller
Kozo Moriyama
Yoshikatsu Ohkawa
Michiyo Okamoto
Marc Ostertag
KH Pentti
Jessica Pinkham
Eberhard Ramm
Roberto Rivera
Deborah A Scharf
Hyun-seok Shin
R Wayne Shoaf
A L Simon
Alexander Steinitz
Karen Sutterer Thornton
Kristal Tucker
Sachiko Ueda
Linda J Wardell
Jill A Wilson

โ€first appeared in the May 2016 issue of Horn and Moreย 

A Lesson from Young-Yul Kim

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yykim์ข‹์€ ์—ฐ์ฃผ๋ฅผ ์œ„ํ•œ ๋ช‡ ๊ฐ€์ง€ ์žŠ๊ธฐ ์‰ฌ์šด ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•œ ์กฐ์–ธ๋“ค

  1. ํ‚ค๋ฅผ ๋ˆ„๋ฅผ ๋•Œ ๋ถˆํ•„์š”ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋†’์ด ์›€์ง์ด๋Š” ์™ผ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ
    ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ํ•ด ๋™์•ˆ ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค์„ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์ณ ์˜ค๋ฉด์„œ ์™ผ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ์„ ํ•„์š”์ด์ƒ ๋†’์ด ๋งŽ์ด ์›€์ง์ด๋Š” ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค์„ ๋ณด์•„์™”๋Š”๋ฐ, ๊ทธ ์ค‘ ๋งŽ์€ ์ˆ˜์˜ ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค์€ ์™ผ์†์œผ๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ์˜จ ๋ชธ์ด ๊ฒฝ์ง๋˜์–ด ๋น ๋ฅธ ํŒจ์‹œ์ง€์˜ ์—ฐ์ฃผ๋Š” ๋ฌผ๋ก  ํ˜ธํก๊นŒ์ง€๋„ ํž˜๋“ค๊ฒŒ ๋˜์–ด ํ˜€์˜ ํ……๊น…๊ณผ ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ์ด ์กฐํ™”๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ๋˜์–ด ์–ด๋ ค์›€์„ ๊ฒช๋Š” ๊ฒฝ์šฐ๋ฅผ ๋ณด์•„์™”๋‹ค.ย  ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ์Šค์ผ€์ผ์„ ์•„์ฃผ ์ฒœ์ฒœํžˆ ์Šฌ๋Ÿฌ๋กœ ์—ฐ์Šตํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์™ผ์†์ด ํ•ญ์ƒ ํ‚ค์— ๋ถ™์–ด์„œ ์›€์ง์ด๋„๋ก, ๋งˆ์น˜ ํ”ผ์•„๋…ธ ์—ฐ์ฃผ์ž๊ฐ€ ์˜ฌ๋ฐ”๋ฅธ ์† ์ž์„ธ๋กœ ํ”ผ์•„๋…ธ๋ฅผ ์—ฐ์ฃผํ•˜๋“ฏ์ด, ํ•˜์—ฌ ํŽธํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ˆ™๋‹ฌ๋˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์„ ๋•Œ ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค์˜ ์—ฐ์ฃผ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ด ์œ ์—ฐํ•ด์ง€๊ณ  ํ˜ธํก๋„ ๋งŽ์ด ํ–ฅ์ƒ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋ณด์•„์™”๋‹ค
    ๋ณธ์ธ๋„ ์œ ํ•™์‹œ์ ˆ ๋ ˆ์ด๋†€์ฆˆ ์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜๊ป˜ ๊ฐ™์€ ์ง€์ ์„ ๋ฐ›์•˜์œผ๋ฉฐ ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ๋Š๋ฆฐ ์Šค์ผ€์ผ์„ ์™ผ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ์„ ํ‚ค์— ํ…Œ์ดํ”„๋กœ ๊ณ ์ •์‹œ์ผœ ์•ˆ์ •๋  ๋•Œ๊นŒ์ง€ ์—ฐ์Šต์„ ํ•˜์—ฌ ๋ชธ์˜ ๊ฒฝ์ง์™„ํ™”์™€ ํŽธ์•ˆํ•œ ํ˜ธํก๊นŒ์ง€๋„ ์–ป๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒฝํ—˜์ด ์žˆ์—ˆ๋‹ค.
  2. ๊ท€์— ๋“ค๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ณธ์ธ์˜ ๊ฑฐ์นœ ์—ฐ์ฃผ์†Œ๋ฆฌ์— ์ต์ˆ™ํ•˜์ž
    .ํ˜ธ๋ฅธ์˜ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ๋งค๋ ฅ์€ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•œ๋‹ค.ย  ์ผ๋ฐ˜์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋งŽ์€ ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค์€ ์ž๊ธฐ ๊ท€์— ๋“ค๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ณธ์ธ์˜ ๊ฑฐ์นœ ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ์˜ค๋ฅธ์†์œผ๋กœ ๋ง‰์•„ ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฌ์›Œ์ง„ ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋“ฃ๊ธฐ ์›ํ•œ๋‹ค.ย  ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์€ ๋งˆ์น˜ ์ฒญ์ค‘์ด ํ˜ธ๋ฅธ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๋ฌด๋Œ€ ๋ฒฝ๊ณผ ๋˜ ์—ฐ์ฃผํšŒ์žฅ ๋ฒฝ ๋ฐ ๋ฐ”๋‹ฅ์— ๋ฐ˜์‚ฌ๋˜๊ณ  ํก์ˆ˜๋˜์–ด ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฌ์›Œ์ง„ ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋“ฃ๋“ฏ์ด ๋ณธ์ธ์˜ ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ผ์ฐ ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฝ๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ์—ฐ์ฃผํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค. ๋ณธ์ธ์˜ ์—ฐ์ฃผ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๋ณธ์ธ ๊ท€์— ๊ฑฐ์น ๊ฒŒ ๋“ค๋ฆด ๋•Œ ์ฒญ์ค‘๋“ค์€ ์ข‹์€ ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฌ์šด ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋กœ ๋“ค๋ฆด ๊ฒƒ ์ด๋ฉฐ ๋ณธ์ธ ๊ท€์— ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฝ๊ฒŒ ๋“ค๋ฆด ๋•Œ ์ฒญ์ค‘์€ ์ด๋ฏธ ๋‹ต๋‹ตํ•œ ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋“ฃ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ์ด๋‹ค.
  3. ๋ฉ”ํŠธ๋กœ๋†ˆ๊ณผ ๋…น์Œ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์œ ์šฉํ•˜์ž
    ๋ฉ”ํŠธ๋กœ๋†ˆ๊ณผ ๋…น์Œ๊ธฐ๋Š” ์Œ์•…๊ฐ€๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์€ ์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜์ด๋ผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•œ๋‹ค.
    ํ•™์ฐฝ์‹œ์ ˆ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ๊ณก์„ ์—ฐ์Šตํ•˜๋ฉฐ ํ•ด๊ฒฐ ๋ชปํ•˜๋Š” ์–ด๋ ค์›€์— ์ฒ˜ํ–ˆ์„ ๋•Œ ๋ฉ”ํŠธ๋กœ๋†ˆ์œผ๋กœ ๋Š๋ฆฌ๊ฒŒ ์—ฐ์Šตํ•ด ์–ด๋ ค์› ๋˜ ๊ณก๋„ ์ดํ•ดํ•˜๊ณ  ๋˜ ์„ฑ๊ณต์ ์ธ ์—ฐ์ฃผ๋ฅผ ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๊ธฐ์–ต์ด ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฐ€๋” ์„ ๋ฐฐ ์Œ์•…๊ฐ€๋“ค์ด ์ฆ๊ฒจ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋ฉ”ํŠธ๋กœ๋†ˆ๊ณผ ๊ฐ™์€ ์œ ์šฉํ•œ ๋„๊ตฌ์˜ ์‚ฌ์šฉ์„ ์žŠ๊ณค ํ•œ๋‹ค.ย  ๊ทธ์™€ ๋งˆ์ฐฌ๊ฐ€์ง€๋กœ ์—ฐ์ฃผ ์ „์— ๋…น์Œ์„ ํ•ด์„œ ๋“ค์–ด๋ณด๋ฉด ์Œ์ •์ด ๋ถˆ์•ˆํ•œ ๊ณณ ๋˜ ํ…œํฌ๊ฐ€ ํ”๋“ค๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„๋“ค์„ ์•Œ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๋ถ€๋ถ„๋“ค์„ ์‹œ์ •ํ•˜์—ฌ ๋” ์ข‹์€ ์—ฐ์ฃผ๋ฅผ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋œ๋‹ค.

ํ•œ๋ฒˆ์€ ์ด์ŠคํŠธ๋งŒ ์Œ์•…ํ•™๊ต์˜ ์–€์น˜์น˜ ๊ต์ˆ˜๊ป˜ ๋ ›์Šจ์„ ๋ฐ›๋˜ ์ค‘ ์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜๊ป˜์„œ โ€œ์˜๋ฅ  ์ด ๋ ›์Šจ๋น„๋กœ ๋…น์Œ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์„œ ๋…น์Œ์„ ๋“ฃ๊ณ  ์—ฐ์Šตํ•˜๋ฉด ์ผ๋…„ ๋‚ด๋‚ด ์ข‹์€ ๋ ›์Šจ์„ ๋ฐ›์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„๊ฑฐ์•ผโ€๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜์‹  ๋ง์”€์ด ์ƒ๊ฐ๋‚œ๋‹ค.
ํ˜ธ๋ฅธ์„ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ชจ๋“  ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค, ์—ฐ์ฃผ์ž๋“ค์ด ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์˜ ์ด ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ์•…๊ธฐ โ€œHornโ€์„ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๋ฉด ์—ฐ์ฃผํ•˜๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”๋ž๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ์„œ์šธ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต ์Œ์•…๋Œ€ํ•™ ๊ต์ˆ˜ ๊น€์˜๋ฅ 

โ€IHS 53 - One Horn Community

IHS 53 poster

Due to the continued effects of COVID-19 on the globe, IHS53 will be held online.

This provides the IHS with a unique opportunity, as virtual conferences have the ability to remove barriers of distance and nationality, especially ones created by travel/income challenges.

The theme of IHS53, therefore, will be Our ONE Horn Community, focusing on presentations and performances that emphasize and celebrate collaboration between horn players across the world.

From shared/collaborative lectures to performances by a collaboration of artists from across the globe, IHS53 will be dedicated to the unity that we all share as horn players, musicians, and human souls.

Proposal submission dates and other information will be available on the forthcoming IHS53 website.


Nobuaki Fukukawa
Mike Harcrow
Ab Koster
Kristina Mascher-Turner (editor)
Lydia Van Dreel
Anneke Scott
Dan Phillips


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P.O. Box 5486
Toldeo, OH 43613