Horn Day – Saturday, Oct 6 @9am FREE!

On August 30, 2018 By admin

Welcome to a One-of-a-Kind Horn Clinic with UC Davis Professor Pete Nowlen and Horn Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University Dr. Randall Faust! A perfect educational opportunity for all levels of french horn students. The day will feature loads on horn playing technique and will conclude with an opportunity for students to try out new Yamaha and Eastman horns! Don’t miss this chance to work with these brilliant educators and performers, admission is 100% free!

Over the past decades, Randall Faust has served the International Horn Society in a variety of roles, including Composition Contest Coordinator, Advisory Council Member, Secretary, President, and as Host of the 41st International Symposium—held at Western Illinois University in 2009. His experience as a professor and hornist includes over four decades with various institutions and ensembles including Western Illinois University as Hornist of the Camerata Woodwind Quintet and LaMoine Brass Quintet, The National Music Camp/Interlochen Arts Camp, Auburn University, and The Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. As a member of the Camerata Woodwind Quintet, Dr. Faust regularly performed concerts and clinics throughout the country, has regularly been heard on WIUM—TriStates Public Radio, and has recorded quintets by Jacques Hétu, Anthony Iannaccone, and John Steinmentz with The Camerata Woodwind Quintet on Crystal Records.  He was also the Hornist of Western Illinois University’s LaMoine Brass Quintet—that has hosted an annual BRASSFEST since 1998. One significant project has been the publication of the horn music of I.H.S. Honorary Member and Punto Award Recipient Marvin Howe. At Dr. Howe’s request, Randall has compiled, edited, and published many of Marvin Howe’s manuscripts of horn studies, solos, and ensemble transcriptions. These include the ongoing series of studies—The Advancing Hornist, an instructional video illustrating the concepts of Dr. Howe’s treatise on stopped horn technique—How to Stop a Horn, and a collection of solos for horn and piano —The Solo Hornist, as well as various works for horn ensembles.

Pete Nowlen has been a dynamic part of the northern California musical scene for nearly 30 years.  Dedicated to renewing and sustaining classical music’s relevance in our society, Pete’s career has led him to surprisingly diverse opportunities. After training at Northwestern and DePaul Universities and in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Pete joined the Sacramento Symphony in 1987 and the faculties of UC Davis and Sacramento State in 1989. Pete’s students have gone on to study at prestigious institutions including Northwestern, Eastman, Peabody, the Manhattan School, Boston University and USC, and to successful professional careers. Pete has performed frequently with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestras and all of the prominent orchestras of the Bay Area and Northern California. For several years he served as principal hornist of the International Orchestra of Italy, performing and recording in Italy’s most prestigious festivals and venues.  A prize-winning horn soloist, Pete’s solo appearances have included the Sacramento Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, International Orchestra of Italy, Trieste Chamber Orchestra and the Music in the Mountains orchestra, among others. Pete is the author of a new book book that was recently unveiled at the 5oth International Horn Symposium: Keys to Transposition.   On October 6th, this book will receive its first publication presentation in California at Watermelon Music!


Bring your Horns!

9:00 AM— Introduction: Getting a Good Start on the Horn

10:00 AM— Exposition: Recital Horn Solos for Hornists of all Ages!

10:30 AM— Development: A Checklist of Literature and Technique for the Advancing Hornist

11:00 AM— Keys to Transposition by Pete Nowlen

11:30 AM— Recapitulation: Reading of Horn Ensemble Music Conducted by Pete Nowlen and Randall Faust

12:30 PM— Visit the Exhibits of New Instruments and Music