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Annie Bosler, David Krehbiel, and Kristy Morrell

Horn News

Southern California’s Premier Horn Publication

April 2010 Volume 1, Issue 1

Greetings Horn Players! Welcome to the first edition of Horn News. We hope that this newsletter will create a forum in which Southern California horn players can share information about our various communities. Horn players of all levels, from single horn players to professionals, are encouraged to submit! The newsletter will be published tri-annually in April, August, and December. Calendar events, postings, advertisements, teaching ideas, articles (500 words or less), and other horn information will all be considered for publication. We encourage you to send your submissions to by July 15th. If we have printed a typo or any incorrect information, please let us know. We will reprint the correct version in the next issue! Annie Bosler, David Krehbiel, and Kristy Morrell

Colburn Students...Where are They Now? 2009-10 Colburn School of Performing Arts (CSPA) Congrats • High School Seniors Headed to College: Spencer Gisher, Peter Atkinson, and Nick Castellano • Hannah Swayze won the Brentwood-Westwood Concerto Competition. She will be performing Strauss Concerto No. 1 with the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony on Sunday, May 16. • Michael Harris won the University of Redlands Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He will be performing Mozart ‘s Symphony No. 2, movement 3 on June 6. • Horn Quartet Ensemble performed at the Atwater Village Farmer’s Market in Dec. of 2009. • Horn Trio Ensemble will perform an outreach concert at the Solheim Lutheran Home in May. • Hannah Swayze, Spencer Gisher, Peter Atkinson, Kimi Dohi, Tylar Nichols, and Ashton Moura all performed solos in local schools through Colburn’s Musical Encounters outreach program. • Peter Atkinson was chosen to play on the Fall 2009 CSPA Honors Recital.

2009-10 Conservatory Congrats • Ben Jaber, 2008 Conservatory alumnus, won San Diego Symphony Principal Horn. st • Elizabeth Schellhase (1 year PSC student) won Kansas City Symphony 2nd horn. nd • Rachel Childers, 2009 Conservatory alumnus, won Marin Symphony 2 horn and Long Beach Symphony 3rd horn.

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Annie Bosler David Krehbiel Kristy Morrell 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles CA 90012


SoCal News

Southwest Horn Convention in San Diego from May 14 – 16 Performing and Contributing Artists to Include: Eric Ruske, Don Greene, Dave Krehbiel, Todd Miller, The Four Hornsmen, and Annie Bosler. San Diego Symphony will perform Strauss’ Alpine Symphony. Carved In Stone: The Life & Musical Legacy of Vincent DeRosa, the Most Recorded Horn Player Book by: Todd Miller “Tchaikovsky’s 5th Sing-Along” Article to appear in June 2010 Horn Call Ideas, Lyrics, and Teaching Method by: David Krehbiel Co-written by: Annie Bosler

Kristy’s Corner As school draws to an end, most students are thinking about summer study. It is a great opportunity to meet other students and professionals in an informal setting that is usually stimulating and fun. I would like to share a few thoughts on selecting a summer program. High school students have many fine programs from which to choose. There are seminars and camps, anything from 3 days to 8 weeks. It may seem hard to choose one. I would suggest you base this decision primarily on the teacher with whom you would like to study. Perhaps you are a junior and starting to consider colleges for your future. You should try to find a summer program where you can study with one or more of your favorite professors. The best programs offer lessons in addition to masterclasses. College students also have a plethora of excellent programs to choose from. Getting accepted to one of the great programs is difficult. Audition tapes are usually required in the early spring, and admission decisions are made in the first weeks of April. Older students should look for programs that cover a lot of orchestral repertoire. As you prepare for orchestral auditions, there is no better way to learn repertoire than to perform it. Weekly concerts are the norm and you can learn a lot of new repertoire in one summer. If finances are a consideration for you, look for scholarships and for employment opportunities offered by the camp. Where ever you find yourself this summer, I hope you will take time to relax and take in some of the beauty of Southern California. As always, Fight On! Page 2

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Dave’s Partial Knowledge How many different lengths of tubing can you play the C above middle C (F concert)? You get a bonus if you can name the horn key of the tubing as well as the partial number!

Answer: F horn (8th partial); Eb horn (9th partial); Db horn (10th partial); Bb horn (6th partial); G horn (7th partial); C horn (11th partial)

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CSPA Student Peter Atkinson performing Hindemith’s Sonata on the 2009-10 Honors Recital.

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Upcoming Horn Events April 22: LA Opera’s Ring Festival 7 pm, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Steve Durnin, wagner tuba April 24: Personal Health & Happiness: Management of a Musician’s Life (FREE) 11 am, Thayer Hall Dr. Enrique López, Wellness Series April 24: Colburn Conservatory Concert (FREE) 8 pm, Royce Hall (UCLA campus) Adams: Chairman Dances Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (John Perry, piano) Resphigi: Pines of Rome April 24: Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Disney Hall Mahler: Symphony No. 1 April 29: Colburn Conservatory Brass Ensemble Concert (FREE) 7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church of Pasadena May 3: Azusa Pacific Faculty Horn Recital—Stephanie Stetson (FREE) 8 pm, Munson Chapel (APU) May 6: Colburn Conservatory Student Recital—Emily Nagel (FREE) 7 pm, Thayer Hall (Colburn School) May 6-8: Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Disney Hall Dvorak: Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 May 14 -16: Southwest Horn Convention San Diego, CA

CSPA Horn Students Playing for Atwater Village Farmer’s Market L to R: Nick Castellano, Hannah Swayze, Jessica Guy, and Peter Atkinson

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Horn Events Cont. May 14-16: New West Symphony Beethoven: Fidelio Overture Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 Schumann: Concerto in A minor May 14-16: San Diego Symphony Strauss: Alpine Symphony Stravinsky: Rite of Spring May 15: Pasadena Symphony Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Beethoven: Violin Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 May 15-16: Santa Barbara Symphony Mahler: Symphony No. 5 May 16: Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Concerto Winners - Hannah Swayze (FREE) Strauss: Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1 May 21-23: San Diego Symphony Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 May 22: Colburn School of Performing Arts Horn Ensemble Recital (FREE) 10:30 am, Solheim Lutheran Home (Eagle Rock, CA) Tylar Nichols, Kimi Dohi, Ashton Moura, and Spencer Gisher May 28-30: Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Disney Hall Sibelius: Violin Concerto Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919) May 29: Colburn School of Performing Arts Horn Ensemble Recital (FREE) 11 am, Thayer Hall (Colburn School) Jessica Guy, Peter Atkinson, Nick Castellano, Hannah Swayze, and Jenny Ortiz May 29-June 26: Los Angeles Opera Wagner: The Ring Cycle June 5: Colburn School of Performing Arts Solo Recital-Peter Atkinson (FREE) 11:30 am, Mayman Hall (Colburn School)

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Horn Events Cont. June 5: Deadline for Colburn Summer Registration (Lessons/Ensembles) June 6: University of Redlands Symphony Concerto Winners - Michael Harris (FREE) Mozart: Concerto No. 2, mvt. 3 June 12th – August 1: “Saturdays in the Summer” Colburn Horn Ensembles Classes 9:30 – 11 am: 9th – 12th grade Horn Ensemble 11 – 12:30 pm: Adult Horn Ensemble Those students younger than the 9th grade should email If enough interest is generated, a younger Horn Ensemble Class will be formed. June 28 – July 1: Colburn Horn Camp See attached registration form and fee sheet. Please email with any other questions. July 18-23: 42nd Annual Horn Symposium, Brisbane Australia July 25-August 7: Idyllwild Arts Program Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra Teacher: Louise MacGilivrey and Dr. Kristy Morrell Symphonic Band (Grades 7-9) High School Wind Ensemble (Grades 10-12) High School Symphony Orchestra (Grades 8-12) August 8-22: Idyllwild High School Chamberfest Teacher: Dr. Kristy Morrell High School Chamberfest (Grades 9-12) August 1-7: Rafael Méndez Brass Institute Summit Brass with David Krehbiel Deadline to Register: May 31, 2010

Conservatory Horn Students Emily Nagel (L) and Elizabeth Schellhase after the weekly Conservatory Performance Forum where they performed one of Rosetti’s Double Horn Concertos.

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Annie’s “InFa”tuations Prepare Like an Athlete (As published in the January 2010 Cornucopia)

On game day, a typical professional athlete wakes up from a good night's sleep to eat a hearty breakfast followed by a hot shower. Next he warms up and stretches before meeting with the trainer to get taped up and massaged. The coach gives an opponent run-down and pep talk. The athlete's cross training has consisted of weights, plyometrics, yoga, wind sprints, and distance running. At the end of the day, the athlete warms down, stretches, receives a massage and a hearty meal, and returns home for a good night's sleep. A typical horn player, however, wakes up on concert day from an OK night's sleep to eat whatever is in the fridge. He probably hasn't had a massage in a year, if ever, and the conductor has not given a pep talk or a composer run-down. The musician's cross training regimen…well, enough said there. Although musicians are athletes, they do not always properly care for their bodies in the same way athletes do. Here are three items horn players can learn from athletes. Stretching. One of the things runners do several times a day is stretch. Ironically, most horn players do not spend any time doing this with their lips. Try these three: 1. Massage the inside of the mouth with the tongue (30 seconds). 2. Open the mouth as wide as possible, trying to reach the bottom of the chin with your tongue (15 seconds). 3. In the shower, allow warm water to massage your lips (1 minute). Efficient Practice! Because musicians use smaller muscle groups than athletes, musicians should divide their practice time into smaller segments. If your goal is top practice three hours a day, try to play two 45-minute sessions in the morning with a 15 minute break, and the same in the evening. Muscles need time to rebuild and rest when use is repetitive; therefore, the downtime in between practice sessions is vital to your chop health. Visualization. One of the greatest tools that musicians can take from athletes is visualization practice. Athletes are known for visualizing an entire game from start to finish in their head. Every thought must be positive and successful. A musician can practice in this same manner without ever touching an instrument. These and other tips from athletes' methods can help horn players maintain their bodies better and longer.

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Department of Winds and Percussion Presents:

Horn Camp June 28 – July 1, 2010, from 10 am – 5 pm Thayer Hall at The Colburn School 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 Dr. Kristy Morrell and Dr. Annie Bosler Students attending the intensive four day workshop will play guided warm-ups and ensemble music as well as receive chamber music coaching. Protocol of a horn section, teamwork, intonation, blending, performance anxiety, and injury prevention will also be addressed. Each participant will attend master classes, rehearsals, and participate in a performance. To register please complete below form and mail to the address listed. Registration deadline: June 15, 2010. For more information please contact:

Registration Form Name: ______________________________________________________________________ Private Teacher: _________________________

Grade for ’10-‘11 Academic Year: ________

Phone Number: _________________________

Email: ______________________________

Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________ Commuting Participant $300 (MUST attend 4 days) Overnight Participant

Observe $50/day x ____ days

$585 (MUST attend 4 days)

Monday, June 28 Tuesday, June 29 Wednesday, June 30 Thursday, July 1

Total Amount: $________ Please make checks payable to “The Colburn School.” Note: Refunds will not be granted.

Please mail registration form and check to: Annie Bosler, 200 South Grand Ave., LA, CA, 90012. All registration material must be received by June 15, 2010. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation.

Horn Camp Dr. Kristy Morrell & Dr. Annie Bosler June 28 – July 1, 2010

Fees Upon receipt of payment, refunds will not be given.

Commuter Camp Tuition = Total $300 (not including meal plan) $75/day tuition x 4 days = $300 Commuting students will be given a parking pass for the four day span. Commuting participants must participate in the entire length of the camp. Commuting Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by his/her parent/guardian to and from the camp. The camp runs from 10 am – 5 pm (9 am – 10 am is an optional warm-up). Drop-offs and pick-ups must be prompt. The Horn Camp is not responsible for Commuting/Observing student outside those hours.

Overnight Camp Tuition/Housing = Total $585 (not including meal plan) $75/day tuition x 4 days = $300 $85/night room and board x 3 nights = $255 Evening Activities Fee = $30 Overnight Participants must be at least an upcoming Freshman in High School. Overnight Participants may stay in the dorm on the night of June 27 for an additional $85, and arrangements for this must be made with Annie Bosler before June 1, 2010. Check-out is at 7 pm on July 1, 2010, no exceptions. Overnight participants must participate in the entire length of the camp. Shuttle information from the airport or train station will be provided, but it is the responsibility of the student to get to Colburn.

Observer Tuition = Maximum Total of $200 $50/day Observers have the option to pay on a day to day basis. Observing Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by his/her parent/guardian to and from the camp. The camp runs from 10 am – 5 pm (9 am – 10 am is an optional warm-up). Drop-offs and pick-ups must be prompt. The Horn Camp is not responsible for Commuting/Observing student outside those hours.

Meal Plans are NOT included in any of the above Tuition and Boarding Food is available à la carte in the Colburn School Café. Students and staff will eat meals together. Average meal is around $10, and cash or credit is accepted.

Please contact: regarding questions or more information.

Colburn Horn News: Volume1, Issue1 - Produced by: Annie Bosler (April 2010)  

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