A big thank you to William VerMeulen, Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony and Professor of Horn at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, for presenting a masterclass and providing lessons to all Eastman School of Music hornists on April 13 and 14. It was a memorable few days! We all enjoyed learning from you and look forward to applying the concepts you discussed to our horn playing.
Senior Chelsea Nelson wrote more on the experience here.
The Eastman Horn Studio with Professors VerMeulen and Kurau
Professor VerMeulen working with sophomore Valerie Ankeney in a masterclass on April 13
Professor VerMeulen giving a lesson to freshman Jessica Elder on April 14
April 11 is a busy day for horn recitals at Eastman. Senior William Bard will be presenting his Bachelor of Music/Performer’s Certificate recital at 11:30AM, and in the evening sophomore Valerie Ankeney and freshman Jessica Elder are performing in a shared non-degree recital.
It promises to be an exciting day of horn music, with repertoire by Pilss, Strauss, Schumann, Wilder, and many others!
On Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00PM, Tyler Bjerke will be presenting his Master of Music degree recital in Hatch Recital Hall. Tyler will be assisted by pianist Mary Holzhauer in performing works by Strauss, Hurrell, Jacob, and Arnold. Full program information can be found here.
On Saturday, April 4th at 11:30AM freshman Kara Miller along with oboist Kaila DeLany will present a recital in Ciminelli. The program includes works by Mozart, Borroff, F. Strauss, and Poulenc.
On Thursday, March 26 at 8:00PM, the Eastman Horn Studio will be presenting a concert of horn quartets and quintets in Ciminelli Formal Lounge in the Student Living Center. The program features original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions by Mozart, Barboteu, Tcherepnine, Handel, Bozza, and others.
Left to right: hornists Emily Buehler, William Bard, Nikki LaBonte, Chelsea Nelson, and Abby Black performing at a recent recital