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Annie Bosler, David Krehbiel, and Kristy Morrell

Horn News

Southern California’s Premier Horn Publication

September 2010 Volume 1, Issue 2

Greetings Horn Players! Welcome to the second 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, September, 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 horndept@colburnschool.edu by November 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? Colburn School of Performing Arts (CSPA) Congrats • 2009-10 High School Seniors Headed to College: Spencer Gisher (Yale), Peter Atkinson (New England Conservatory), and Nick Castellano (University of Southern California). Peter and Nick are both majoring in horn performance. • Summer Festivals: Kimi Dohi attended the Bluelake Arts Festival, Colburn Horn Camp, and Idyllwild Arts Festival; Nick Castellano, Tylar Nichols, Michael Harris, Melissa Kravets, and Hannah Swayze all participated in Colburn Horn Camp and Idyllwild Arts Festival. Tiana Marsh and John Judge participated in Colburn Horn Camp. Conservatory Congrats • Rachel Childers, 2009 Conservatory alumnus, will be acting assistant horn in the Colorado Symphony for the 2010-11 season. • Emily Nagel won 3rd horn in the San Bernardino Symphony in the fall of 2009. During the summer of 2010, Emily attended the Lucerne Festival, Castleton Music Festival, and Spoleto Festival USA. • The Colburn School would like to welcome Johanna Yarbrough, new PSC horn student. Johanna is the 2010 Collegiate division American Horn Competition Winner. She also attended Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival in the summer of 2010. • Ben Anderson attended The Banff Institute, Elyse Lauzon went to Music Academy of the West, and Jacob Wilder participated in MasterWorks Festival in Indiana.


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CSPA Opportunities The Colburn School of the Performing Arts (CSPA) has a variety of opportunities for horn students of all ages ranging from private lessons to small/large ensembles. Check these out! •

Concert Band Age: Junior High School; Meets Mondays from 6 - 7 pm Audition Dates: Sunday/Monday, September 12-13, 2010 For more information visit: www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=800

Wind Ensemble Age: High School; Meets Mondays from 7 - 8:30 pm Audition Dates: Sunday/Monday, September 12-13, 2010 For more information visit: www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=800

Orchestra da Camera 70 piece advanced orchestra Age: High School; Meets Sundays from 2:15 - 5:15 pm Wind Audition Dates: Tuesday/Wednesday, September 7-8, 2010 For more information visit: www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=800

Horn Ensemble Age: All Ages and levels There are four class options: Sunday (12:30 - 2 pm); Saturday (11 - 12:30 pm); Mondays (5:30 - 7 pm); Tuesdays (TBD) Classes consist of ensemble playing, intonation, teamwork, blending, balance, sight-reading, and performing at least two times per semester. To audition, please contact Annie Bosler: abosler@colburnschool.edu

Chamber Music Chamber music allows horn students to collaborate with students of other instruments in a small ensemble setting with a coach. Classes meet about once every two weeks. Age: All Ages; Class times are to be determined once a group/instructor is assigned To audition, please contact Karen Lundgren: klundgren@colburnschool.edu

Private Horn Lessons Age: All Ages and levels Lessons include opportunities to play with an accompanist as well as perform on the Colburn Friday Night Recital Series, Musical Encounters Outreach Program, & Semester Horn Concerts. Teachers: Dr. Kristy Morrell and Dr. Annie Bosler For lesson information, please contact: horndept@colburnschool.edu Page 2


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CSPA Opportunities Cont. •

Theory Classes Age: All ages and levels Colburn offers a variety of levels of theory and aural skills training. www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=805

French Horn Seminar: “Preparing Your Best College Audition” Participant Age: High School; October 30, 2010 See registration form at end of newsletter for more information

3rd Annual Colburn Horn Camp Age: All ages and levels, Summer of 2011 More information coming soon on www.colburnschool.edu! 2010-11 Colburn School of Performing Arts Semester Schedule Fall Semester: September 8, 2010 - January 16, 2011 Spring Semester: January 24 - May 22, 2011 Summer Session: June 5 - July 31, 2011 To register for classes or obtain more information visit: www.colburnschool.edu To reserve an ensemble audition time, please contact the CSPA Registration Office: 213.621.4548

Outside Scholarships Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Artist Award Music Scholarship Know any young musicians who need a new instrument, but can’t afford one? How about tuition for summer music camp or assistance with travel expenses? Scholarship benefits can include: - Up to $10K in financial support - Performance on “From the Top's” radio/tv broadcast - Mentorship in “From the Top’s - Creating an Arts Leadership Project” Visit: www.fromthetop.org Application deadlines are 10/1/10*,12/1/10, and 2/1/11 *High school seniors must apply by October 1 deadline. Applicants must be pre-collegiate classical musicians aged 8-18 who demonstrate a high level of musical achievement and financial need. Page 3


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SoCal News

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

Email: horndept@colburnschool.edu

Carved In Stone: The Life & Musical Legacy of Vincent DeRosa, the Most Recorded Horn Player Book by: Todd Miller http://vincentderosabook.com Harmony Project Orchestra is looking for horn players to join! Contact Sarah Wass: sarah@harmony-project.org Free! Orchestral Experience on Saturdays 9 am-12:00 pm: Harmony Project Orchestra (for the younger students) 2:00-5:00 pm: Hollywood Youth Orchestra (for the more advanced) All levels and ages welcome! Los Angeles City College; www.harmony-project.org

2010 Colburn Horn Camp Check it out 2010 Colburn Horn Camp on YouTube! www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TsE4lzSeVI

Kristy’s Corner Hello horn friends! Fall 2010 is upon us and it is time to get back into "work mode." Now is a good time to get working on your auditions for college, graduate programs or even summer 2011 festivals. I urge you to take full advantage of the resources available in Los Angeles to help you prepare. Go to as many concerts as you can, there is no shortage of great live music just outside your back door. Seek guidance from any of the fine private instructors in our city. Finally, network with each other to offer kind criticism or just moral support along the way. Remember that we are a community and everyone has a place. All best wishes and as always‌ Fight On! Page 4


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Dave’s Partial Knowledge If you could straighten the tubing of a Bb horn, how long would it be and what other instrument is the same length?

Answer: 8 feet; trombone

What’s For Sale? Horns for Sale

Sheet Music

Atkinson Horns Custom Horns, Mouthpieces, & Quality Repair www.atkinsonhorns.com 818.526.7790

Last Resort Music www.lastresortmusic.com

The Horn Guys Music, Instruments, Mutes, Etc. Two Locations: La Crescenta and Long Beach www.hornguys.com

Old Towne Music www.oldtownemusic.com

The BrassArk Used and Consignment horns www.brassark.com L Series Elkhart Conn8D 1937 Kruspe Horner Model (Pre-WWII Mint Condition) Contact: Dylan Hart 323.363.4368 King @ $1,000 Contact: Jennifer Adrian jenadrian@sbcglobal.net Yellow Brass Medium Bore Paxman @ $5,000 Contact: Alice Woeffle Erskine 541.690.4706 Have an instrument for sale or something to advertise? Please send an email to: horndept@colburnschool.edu

CSPA Horn Quintet (L to R): Jenny Ortiz, Jessica Guy, Hannah Swayze, Peter Atkinson, & Nick Castellano

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Upcoming Horn Events September 5: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra @ 7:30 pm, Hollywood Bowl The Big Picture: The Films of Twentieth Century Fox www.hollywoodbowl.com September 9: Los Angeles Philharmonic @ 8 pm, Hollywood Bowl Stravinsky: Firebird Suite www.hollywoodbowl.com September 11: Pacific Symphony @ 8 pm, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 www.pacificsymphony.org September 16: USC Symphony @ 7:30 pm, Bovard @ USC Stravinsky: Rite of Spring www.usc.edu/schools/music September 19: USC Wind Ensemble @ 4 pm, Bovard @ USC Bernstein: On The Waterfront www.usc.edu/schools/music September 23-October 16: Los Angeles Opera @ Dorothy Chandler Daniel Catán: Il Postino www.losangelesopera.com September 23-25: Pacific Symphony @ R&H Segerstrom Concert Hall Brahms: Symphony No. 2 www.pacificsymphony.org/ September 23-October 30: Pantages Theatre Weber: Phantom of the Opera www.los-angeles-theatre.com September 25: Colburn Orchestra @ 8 pm, Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena Brahms: Symphony No. 2 www.colburnschool.edu September 23-October 30: Pantages Theatre Weber: Phantom of the Opera www.los-angeles-theatre.com

CSPA 2010 Colburn Horn Camp “Cadets” made and performed on “hose horns.” L to R: Tiana Marsh, Corina Ani, John Judge, Libby Morrell, Kristy Morrell, Katie White, and Naomi Resendez

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Horn Events Cont. September 25: Colburn Orchestra @ 8 pm, Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena Brahms: Symphony No. 2 www.colburnschool.edu September 25: Pasadena Symphony @ Rose Bowl “Hooray for Hollywood” – Music of the Movies www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org September 25-26: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra @ Alex Theatre/Royce Hall Mendelssohn: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream www.laco.org September 26-October 17: Los Angeles Opera @ Dorothy Chandler Mozart: Marriage of Figaro www.losangelesopera.com September 29: David Krehbiel Masterclass (Free!) Grand Rehearsal Hall @ Colburn - Open to public Email horndept@colburnschool.edu if interested in attending and/or playing. October 8-10: New West Symphony Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 www.newwestsymphony.org October 9: Redlands Symphony Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 http://redlandssymphony.com October 9: Long Beach Symphony Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition Prokofiev: Classical Symphony www.lbso.org October 9-10: San Bernardino Symphony Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1 www.sanbernardinosymphony.org David Krehbiel (Right) Conducting the Southwest Horn Convention’s Mass Horn Choir.

CSPA Horn Trio Performing at Musical Encounter Outreach Program. Ashton Moura, Kimi Dohi, and Tylar Nichols are picture from left to right in the front.

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Horn Events Cont. October 9: Redlands Symphony Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 http://redlandssymphony.com October 9: Long Beach Symphony Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition Prokofiev: Classical Symphony www.lbso.org October 9-10: San Bernardino Symphony Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1 www.sanbernardinosymphony.org October 14-16: Pacific Symphony @ R&H Segerstrom Concert Hall Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Ravel: Piano Concerto Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition www.pacificsymphony.org/ October 16: Riverside County Philharmonic Mozart: Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” http://thephilharmonic.org/ October 16-17 Santa Barbara Symphony Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 www.thesymphony.org October 21: UCLA Philharmonic @ 8 pm, Schoenberg Hall - UCLA Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 www.music.ucla.edu October 23: Pasadena Symphony @ Ambassador Auditorium Brahms: Symphony No. 2 www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org October 22-24: Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Disney Hall Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet www.laphil.org October 22-24: San Diego Symphony Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “New World” www.sandiegosymphony.com October 24: American Youth Symphony @ 7 pm, Royce Hall Mahler: Symphony No. 2 www.aysymphony.org October 30: Colburn French Horn Seminar: “Preparing Your Best College Audition” See attached flyer for registration/more information. horndept@colburnschool.edu

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Horn Events Cont. October 30: Colburn Orchestra @ 8 pm, Ambassador Auditorium Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring www.colburnschool.edu October 30 Santa Monica Symphony @ 7:30 pm Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 www.smsymphony.org November 4-7: San Diego Symphony Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony” www.sandiegosymphony.com November 5-7: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Disney Hall Stravinsky: Firebird Suite www.laphil.org November 6: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra @ Ambassador Auditorium Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 www.laco.org November 6: Redlands Symphony Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique http://redlandssymphony.com November 12-14: Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Disney Hall Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra www.laphil.org November 13: San Bernardino Symphony @ 8 pm Nielsen: Symphony No. 1 www.sanbernardinosymphony.org November 13-14 Santa Barbara Symphony Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade www.thesymphony.org November 14: YMF Debut Orchestra @ 4 pm, The Broad Stage Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 www.ymf.org November 18: UCLA Philharmonic @ 8 pm, Schoenberg Hall Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 “Romantic” www.music.ucla.edu November 18: Colburn Brass Ensemble @ 8 pm, Zipper Hall @ Colburn TBD www.colburnschool.edu November 19-21: San Diego Symphony Respighi: Pines of Rome www.sandiegosymphony.com November 20: Colburn Chamber Orchestra @ 7:30 pm, Zipper Hall @ Colburn TBD www.colburnschool.edu

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Horn Events Cont. November 20-December 12: Los Angeles Opera @ Dorothy Chandler Wagner: Lohengrin www.losangelesopera.com November 21: Orchestra da Camera @ 7 pm, Zipper Hall - Colburn TBD www.colburnschool.edu November 21: American Youth Symphony @ 7 pm, Royce Hall Dvorak: Cello Concerto Stravinksy: Firebird Suite www.aysymphony.org November 27-December 18: Los Angeles Opera @ Dorothy Chandler Verdi: Rigoletto www.losangelesopera.com November 30: Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music @ Disney Hall Nielsen: Wind Quintet www.laphil.org December 1: UCLA Philharmonic @ 8 pm, Schoenberg Hall - UCLA Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien www.music.ucla.edu December 1: UCLA Philharmonic @ 8 pm, Schoenberg Hall - UCLA Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien www.music.ucla.edu December 1-30: Pantages Theatre Bernstein: West Side Story www.los-angeles-theatre.com December 3: San Diego Symphony Dvořák: Cello Concerto www.sandiegosymphony.com December 3-5: Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Disney Hall Debussy: Ibéria www.laphil.org December 4-5: San Diego Symphony Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel www.sandiegosymphony.com December 5: Colburn Orchestra @ 3 pm, Fred Kavli Theatre - Thousand Oaks Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 www.colburnschool.edu

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Horn Events Cont. December 9-11: Pacific Symphony @ R&H Segerstrom Concert Hall Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 www.pacificsymphony.org December 10-12: San Diego Symphony Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” www.sandiegosymphony.com December 11: Santa Monica Symphony @ 3:30 pm Ginastera: Dances from Estancia www.smsymphony.org June 20-25: 43rd Annual Horn Symposium, San Francisco, CA www.ihs42brisbane.com

Annie’s “InFa”tuations No Nerves Diet Monitoring a musician’s diet can be a very critical step to successful preparation for concerts, lessons, and rehearsals. It is often one of the most overlooked and under planned parts of our daily lives. Water: The brain controls the production of saliva, and nervousness can lead to either an overproduction or underproduction of saliva. The underproduction of saliva is known “dry mouth” and is the musician’s form of an athletic cramp. In order to control the dry mouth and know if you are hydrated, make sure that you start increasing your water intake at least 24 hours in advance of your performance or audition. In order to know if you are fully hydrated, check to see if your urine is clear. Sadly, one cannot “cram” for hydration or you will be in a very uncomfortable situation on stage. ;-) Also stay away from diuretics such as salt (i.e. canned/fast food), caffeine, and alcohol; these dehydrate your body. Some people experience an excessive production of saliva which is described as “wet mouth.” Ginger or items containing ginger (i.e. ginger tea) are said to help calm the overactive salivary gland. Stay away from strong coffee, aspartame, and foods containing msg. Potassium: As a performer gets nervous, the hormone adrenaline is produced in the body. The adrenaline moves around the body until it attaches to different receptors and can cause different physical and mental reactions in some people. The element potassium slows this whole process helping to delay the attaching to receptors. Therefore, “eat a banana before you play” is not a myth. Foods containing a high level of potassium include: bananas, cantaloupe, avocados, potatoes, lima beans, and coconut water. Try this out next time you have a big concert!

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Department of Winds and Percussion Presents: French Horn Seminar: “Preparing Your Best College Audition” October 30, 2010, from 9 am – 4 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 honors seminar will receive audition coaching and preparation tips. Repertoire selection and performance anxiety will also be addressed. Each participant will play a mock audition and receive a video of their audition. To register please complete below form and mail to the address listed. Registration deadline: Monday, October 18, 2010. For more information please contact: abosler@colburnschool.edu

Registration Form Name: ________________________________

Grade for ’10-11 Academic Year: ________

Private Teacher: _________________________ Wish to Major in Music: Yes Phone Number: _________________________

No

Maybe

Email: ______________________________

Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________ I wish to participate/perform in the seminar and will send a $75 check.* (*Students wishing to participate/perform MUST attend the entire day.)

I wish to observe the seminar and will send a $50 check.

Please make checks payable to “The Colburn School.” Please 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 October 18, 2010. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation. There is no cap on the number of observers that may attend. Participant cap for the seminar is 12 students. Participants will be decided on a first come first serve basis.


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