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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 11:00 a.m. Registration open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibits open 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE 2nd Floor Lobby Band Hall

1:00 p.m. Opening Concert/Event 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ramsey Recital Hall

2:00 p.m. Q & A with Guest Artists: Roles in the Horn Section 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Edge Recital Hall

Exhibits open 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Band Hall

3:00 p.m. Regional Artists Recital #1 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ramsey Recital Hall

4:00 p.m. Masterclass with Victoria Knudtson 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Edge Recital Hall

5:00 p.m. Regional Artists Recital #2 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Edge Recital Hall

7:00 p.m. Exhibits open 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Band Hall

College Student Competitions Undergraduate Solo Graduate Solo High Horn Low Horn 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m


Edge Room 521 Choral Suite Room 200

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 8:00 a.m. Registration open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Drop The Beat” Warm-up with Lanette Compton 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. 8:45 a.m. College Horn Quartet Competition 8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Exhibits open 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Presentation, “Three Very Important Topics of Study for the Young Hornist Moving from High School to University Study and Beyond” with Randy Faust 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

SCHEDULE 2nd Floor Lobby Choral Suite

Choral Suite Orchestra Room Room 200 Band Hall Edge Recital Hall

10:00 a.m. Masterclass, Playing Together But Not at the Same Time Edge Recital Hall with Martin Hackleman 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 4′33″ Research Presentations 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. High School Mass Horn Choir reading 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Regional Artists Recital #3 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. College Solo Competitions final rounds (Closed to audience) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Room 200 Choral Suite

Edge Recital Hall Ramsey Recital Hall




11:30 a.m. Food truck on premises 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. College Horn Choir concert #1 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. High School Solo Competition (Open to audience) 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Masterclass with Richard Deane 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibits open 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ramsey Recital Hall Edge Recital hall

Ramsey Hall Band Hall

3:30 p.m. Regional Artists Recital #4 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ramsey Recital Hall

5:00 p.m. College Horn Choir concert #2 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ramsey Recital Hall

7:00 p.m. Pre-concert Horn Ensemble Performance 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hodgson Concert Hall

7:30 p.m. Saturday Evening Gala Event 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hodgson Concert Hall


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 8:30 a.m. Professors’ Meeting 8:30a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Guided Warm up 8:30a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Exhibits open 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SCHEDULE Choral Suite Orchestra Room

Band Hall

Panel Discussion with Cortado Quartet 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Choral Suite

Horn Choir Reading Session 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Orchestra Room

10:00 a.m. Closing Celebration - Performance of Winning Composition - Q&A with Guest Artists - Winning student quartet and more! 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Edge Recital Hall



Dr. Jean Martin-Williams is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Horn in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. In 2023 she also received the award “University Professor” at UGA. Her degrees are from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was the first brass player to receive the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. These “firsts” continued, as she was the first female brass player invited to join the New York Pops Orchestra, the first female tenure-track instrumentalist hired at the University of Georgia, and the first female invited to the board of the International Horn Competition of America. Dr. Martin-Williams has performed in a variety of settings, from soap operas to the Metropolitan Opera, from the New York City Ballet to Broadway shows, from a Mozart Concerto in Russia to the national anthem at a NY Mets game. Her conference presentations and performances have taken her to Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Russia. Her discography includes the New York Chamber Symphony, the New York Pops, the Georgia Woodwind Quintet and the Atlanta Symphony, including the ASO’s GRAMMY-award winning recording of the Berlioz Requiem. She hosted the symposium of the International Horn Society (1999) and this is her fourth time hosting the Southeast Horn Workshop! Each spring she presents two invited seminars at the Juilliard School of Music on the topic of the Artist/Teacher at a university. From 2006–2017 she directed the Lilly Teaching Fellows program at UGA and has thus mentored well over one hundred Assistant Professors from all departments on campus.


SEHW HOSTS JEAN MARTIN-WILLIAMS & JAMES NAIGUS As a dedicated teacher, active performer, and prolific composer, Dr. James Naigus seeks to inspire the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers through artistic empowerment and enthusiastic innovation. He is Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Georgia and hornist with the Georgia Brass Quintet. He is co-founder of the Cor Moto Horn Duo with Dr. Drew Phillips, and co-editor/contributor of the Creative Hornist and Technique Tips columns in the Horn Call, the journal of the International Horn Society. He frequently plays with the Atlanta Symphony and Charleston Symphony, and has played with the Wichita Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Brevard Symphony, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony, and Ocala Symphony Orchestra. In 2019 he was selected to perform with the WCIT World Orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia. He has toured Europe in 2017 & 2014 and South America in 2011 as a member of the American Chamber Winds. He has also performed on recitals at the MidNorth, Midwest, Midsouth and Southeast Horn Workshops, as well as the 2018, 2015 and 2013 International Horn Symposiums. Naigus has been a member of the faculty and staff at the prestigious Kendall Betts Horn Camp for the last six years, which included designing and teaching an aural harmony music theory course. Additional teaching interests include music theory, concert and commercial composition, film music, and technology. Naigus’ compositions are performed around the world, providing challenging repertoire for players and engaging experiencers for the audience. With more than 350 performances of his works over the past five years by distinguished musicians, venues of note include the New York Philharmonic, Music Academy of the West, and numerous Universities. He has written commercial compositions for clients such as Google, University of Michigan, University of Florida, and University of Iowa. He currently has over eighty works published by RM Williams Publishing, Veritas Musica Publishing, and self published. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa (DMA) studying with Jeffrey Agrell, studied horn and composition with Paul Basler at the University of Florida during his masters degree, and while attending the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree studied with Soren Hermansson, Bryan Kennedy, and Adam Unsworth. Prior appointments include the University of Central Missouri and the University of Iowa.



Home to approximately six hundred students and a faculty of sixty-five, the Hodgson School offers a wide variety of degree programs from baccalaureate through doctoral levels, as well as many opportunities for all UGA students to participate in ensembles and academic classes. Each year the School hosts nearly 350 public performances. As one of the rising national leaders in music schools today, the Hodgson School boasts facilities among the finest in the country. The Performing and Visual Arts Complex— which includes the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Performing Arts Center, Georgia Art Museum, and Lamar Dodd School of Art—is located on UGA’s East Campus and reflects the university’s long-term commitment to the arts. The Performing Arts Center draws world-class artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sir James Galway, and Wynton Marsalis, as well as major international orchestras, including a twice-yearly residency of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.




The University of Georgia Horn Studio prides itself on being a place where all students can find their own niches. Students are encouraged to explore their own creativity and interests. These creative endeavors have taken form in a variety of ways including arrangements, compositions, publications, inter-disciplinary projects and visits abroad. At least once a semester the horn studio gets together to have a meal and celebrate being horn players. The horn studio holds a number of recitals every year: these include a chamber recital, a horn choir recital and various other studio recitals. Our studio is very supportive of each other and can be found in the audience whenever a horn player is performing. Graduates of the UGA Horn Studio are now in tenure-track positions, in the D.C. military bands, in symphony orchestras, and active as music therapists and music educators.



Randy Faust (b. 1947)

UGA Horn Choir London Brooks, Jordan Chase, Peter Dixon, Jacob Evarts, Gracie Gambrell, Cal Hughes, Joseph Johnson, Patrick Malone, William May, Anthony Parrish, Marianna Schwark, Makenzie Shields, Jake Wadsworth, Joshua Wood Opening Remarks Introduction and Rondo

Anton Reicha (1770-1836) Victoria Knudtson Martha Thomas, piano


Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) Richard Deane Damon Denton, piano

Nascent Fanfare

Jacob Evarts (b. 2003) UGA Horn Octet Jordan Chase, Jacob Evarts, Cal Hughes, Joseph Johnson, Anthony Parrish, Marianna Schwark, Jake Wadsworth, Joshua Wood

REGIONAL ARTIST RECITAL #2 3 p.m. - RAMSEY Greg Hankins, piano

Berceuse Op. 40, No. 2 Sanctum

Amy Beach (1867-1944) arr. Sehmann Andrew Sehmann

Mica Redden (b. 1990)

Tyler Goodwin-Souffront Hope Springs Eternal Reverie

Justin H. Bush (b. 1993) Andrew Fierova

Gina Gillie (b. 1981)

Lauren Harding American Folk Song Sketches II. Soldier Boy

III. Shenandoah IV. All the Pretty Little Horses


Brad Edwards (b. 1963)

Dr. Brenda Luchsinger Dr. Jonathan Houghtling, trombone

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 REGIONAL ARTIST RECITAL #2 5 p.m. - EDGE Silhouette for Two Horns and Fixed Media

James Naigus (b. 1987)

Anthony Parrish Matthew Meadows Bach Cello Suite No. 2 I. Prelude IV. Sarabande VI. Gigue

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Lauren Braud

Metamorphosis for Horn and Fixed Media fare

Drew Phillips (b. 1989)

Dakota Corbliss Fanfare and Antiphon

Bruce H. Frazier (1948-2023)

Still Waters

Drew Phillips (b. 1989)

The Ascension

Paul Basler (b. 1963) Western Carolina University Horn Choir

Ellie Barber, Olivia Dannelly, Bruno Dippolito, Max Foltz, Gavin Franklyn Ashton Giles, Katie Sammons, Aidan Sevigny, Shayla Sills, Isabella Vejarano, Cecilia Wright

Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618 May the Road Rise

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) arr. Martinet Madeline A. Lee (b. 1994)

University of Louisiana Monroe Horn Ensemble Isabella Camacho, Daniel Kennedy, Jeremi Jenkins, Kaden McDermott, Chris Perdue, Katherine Phillips, Oskar Trejo, Hannah Lando-Tripp


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 REGIONAL ARTIST RECITAL #3 11:30 a.m. - EDGE Three Contrasts for Solo Horn and Piano

Claude T. Smith (1932–1987)

Brandon K. McDannald Josh Cessna, piano España

Vitaly Bujanovsky (1928-1993) Bill Schaffer

Return to Bare Mountain

Nick Fife (b. 1988) Nick Fife James Boldin

Capriccio per Radovan: “Il sogno di un cacciatore”

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

Justin Stanley Pale Blue Dot for Solo Horn and Fixed Media

Gina Gillie (b. 1981) James Boldin


SEHW Host James Naigus performs with Collaborative Pianist Damon Denton in a recital in Ramsey Hall at the University of Geirogia October 16, 2023. Photo by Shaun Baer.


Has L. Hassler (1564-1612) arr. Reynolds

O, Shenandoah

Traditional, Arr. Keelan Lovvorn Horn Society of the Carolinas J. Brown, P. Dilanchian, B. Kunesh, R. Kunesh, G. Marshall, M. Marshall, V. Mautte, B. Sang, M. Watson, J. Weber

Fanfare Absurde

Simon Bourget (b.1999)


John Dupuis (b. 1976) University of Central Florida Horn Ensemble Alyssa Bookhart, Olivia Boston, Cristian Caiola, Sean Callahan, Blake Gassman, Grace Halula, Alexys Jacobson, Giovanni Jimenez, Johnny Nguyen, Cassidy Phillips, Joshua Sanchez, Emma Schwarz, Ignacio Souchet, Allyson Stocker

This Panic Feels like Home

Emma Gregan (b. 1993)


Paul Basler (b. 1963) LSU Horn Choir William Abel, Lisveth Abreu, Joseph Ahee, Alex Bonner, Selena Boyda, Dali Calo, Lilly Espinoza, Benji Farrow, Jakobi Green, Katie Howard, Thomas Hudson, Marco Illari, Payton Jackson, James Melancon, Josh Miles, Michael Poirrier, Hope Talton, Dylan Trochsler, Grey Weathers

Carolina Dawn

Joel Collier (b. 1989)

Selections from Nuages

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) arr. Fife

Winthrop University/Davidson College Horn Connection Tyler Wilson, Madelyn Clifton, Evan DeBellis, Ben Hurley - WU Nora Klein, Cavan Klein, Natasha Monge, Kara Kelker, Clay Moore - DC With a Lily in Your Hand Cells Planets

Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) arr. Naigus Erika Lloyd (b. 1982) arr. Peterson, trans. Stewart

Salsa de la Luna

Joseph Cooper (b. 1980) Oklahoma State University Horn Octet Katie Brook, Madison Cano, Josiah Courtney, Daniel Fair, Grace Fenstad, Allison Ringler, Cameron Taylor, Thomas Wilhelm


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 REGIONAL ARTIST RECITAL #4 3:30 p.m. - RAMSEY Erica McClellan, piano Two Movements for Horn and piano

Michael Dixon (b. 2003)

I. Catharsis II. Celebratory Dance Paul Basler The Great Migration

Gina Gillie (b. 1981) Ben Lieser Sarah Schouten

Just Passing Through*

Paul Basler (b. 1963) Patrick Smith Paul Basler, piano

Pange Lingua

Patrick Hughes (b. 1962) Anne-Marie Cherry Patrick Hughes

Two Hymn Tunes

James Naigus (b. 1987)

I. Amazing Grace II. ‘Tis So Sweet Travis Bennett James Naigus, piano B(h)orn Twin Over the Rainbow

Ricardo Matosinhos (b. 1982) Harold Arlen ( 1905-1986) arr. Redden Columbus State Horn Choir

Annie Smith, Anthony Clements, Cole Zelman, Daniel Gallardo, Dylan Estella, Garrison Fox, Raquel Hernandez, Regan Pilgrim, Sophie O’Brien, Trent Ice

* World Premiere



Nicholas Perrini (1932-2019)

Round in Snaketime

Moondog (1916-1999)

Three Sacred Songs

Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) trans. Snedeker

Hymne; Dein sind die Himmel Abendlied Tennessee Tech Horn Choir Walker Andrews, Hailey Biggar, Benjamin Coates, Charlotte King, Abby Morris Abby Mynatt, Nathaniel Salvato, Jenna Saucier, Jackson Whitworth Stars Fell On Alabama

Frank Perkins (1908-1988) arr. Evarts

Raphael Awakens Op. 88

Kerry Turner (b. 1960) Jacksonville State University Horn Choir

Andrew Naumann, Ayden Bartlett, Baylee Cook, Blake Durden, Brody Lindsey, Calvin Norris, Edy Atwell, Hayley Rexroth, Jack Piper, Jason Carpio, Jonathan Bowers, Layla Popham, Logan Walker, Raul Hernandez, Rebecca Clayton, Ryan Reeves, Sawyer Strickland, Seagan Majchrzak, Tyler Sumners, Zane Feltman 3 Hunting Pieces

Joseph Schantl (1842-1902)

Fanfare Jagd-Anblasen En Jäger aus Kurpfalz Jagd-Abblasen Legend of the Sleeping Bear, II. Escaping the Inferno

Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)

Frippery #2

Lowell Shaw (b. 1930) Auburn University Horn Ensemble Will Duke, Will Hertz, Brendan Johnson, Henry Nguyen Katie Olejnik, Matthew Pritchett, Nicole Seale-Esposito, Matthew Thompson

Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel Caravan My Home’s in Alabama

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) arr. Payne Duke Ellington (1899-1974) arr. Bissill Randy Owen (b. 1949) arr. Bruner

University of Alabama Horn Choir Logan Baker, Ansley Boles, Dora Brummett, Harrison Bruner, Cam Bryant, Kyleigh Buelow, Trenton Charlton, Lindsey Coppel, Ben Crawford, Luke Cross, Tyler Croy, Hannah Daniel, Ben Fioresi, Inman Hebert, Sarak Hicks, Alex Holmquist, Emily Johns, Milton Johnson, Lyrique Jones, Laura Jean Kurtz, Griffin Lure, Matt Meadows, Hope Moebes, Nathan Montpool, Ashley Nelson, Ryan Ortakales, David Renfroe, Reggie Robinson, Jackson Shue, Sam Sigal, Jaylon Williams, Tyler Winningham



John Stafford Smith (1750-1836) arr. Hilfiger

America the Beautiful

Samuel A. Ward (1848-1903)

Geburtstagsmarsch (Birthday march) Der Lindenbaum

arr. Heinz Liebert Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

The Pirates of The Caribbean

Klaus Badelt (b. 1967) arr. Verhaert

Hunters Chorus from “Der Freischütz“

Carl Maria v. Weber (1786-1826)

Riverwatch Middle School Horn Choir Ethan Nguyen, Viren Kohli, Vivaan Kohli, Srihari Srinivaasan, Arjun Birje, Vaibhav Vemuri, Johan Yogarajan, Aiden Varghese, Arvin Reddy, Jimmy Kang Raghava Murthy, Jinto Fong - South Forsyth Middle School Achim Reus, director Hunter McGee and Katie Larkin, band directors



James Naigus (b. 1987) Victoria Knudtson James Naigus, piano

En Forêt

Eugene Bozza (1905-1991) Richard Deane Damon Denton, piano


Jean-Michel Defaye (b. 1932) Victoria Knudtson Martha Thomas, piano

Concert Rondo in E-flat K. 371

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Richard Deane Damon Denton, piano

Two Latin Dances

Lauren Bernofsky (b. 1967)

I. Bossa Nova II. Tango Victoria Knudtson Martha Thomas, piano INTERMISSION

The President – March

William German

An Opening Fanfare

Jacob Evarts (b. 2003)

featuring Richard Deane, Victoria Knudtson, Jean Martin-Williams, James Naigus Titans Shenandoah

Marcus Venables (b. 1991) American Trad, arr. Paul Basler (b. 1663) Victoria Knudtson



JS Bach (1894-1962), arr. Erik Leidzen

The Drunken Sailor

Trad, arr. Paul Basler (b.1963) Richard Deane

Rhapsody in Brass

Dean Goffin (1916-1984)

Personent Hodie

German Trad, arr. Joel Collier (b. 1989) UGA British Brass Band Philip Smith, Bandmaster

Soprano Cornet Alex Gifford Principal Cornet Marco Cubillas Victor Pires Will Tomaszewski Andrew Morris Jake Landau Repriano Cornet Toby Johnson Second Cornet Jack Rozza Michael Mank

Third Cornet James Vaughn Cameran Butryn Flugel Horn Gilbert Villagrana Solo Horn Joshua Wood Joseph Johnson First Horn Jake Wadsworth Second Horn Marianna Schwark

First Baritone Susana Rivas

Euphonium Andrew Haynes

Second Baritone Ava Rodgers

Eb Tuba Robert Boone Moses Bannister

First Trombone Danny Alford David Cain Second Trombone Jonas Ventresca Bass Trombone Elizabeth Toles Solo Euphonium Tianxiang Gu


Bb Tuba Hunter Kane Matthew Motley Jack Neja Percussion Mary Elizabeth Walton Patrick Sorah Angelica Wright

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 CLOSING CELEBRATION 10 a.m. - EDGE Guest Artist Q&A Celebration of Competition Winners


Quartet Competition Winners


Apotheosis (SEHW Composition Contest Winner)

Carter Weese (b. 2004)

UGA Horn Octet Jordan Chase, Jacob Evarts, Cal Hughes, Joseph Johnson, Anthony Parrish, Marianna Schwark, Jake Wadsworth, Joshua Wood Georgia on My Mind UGA Horn Choir and Friends London Brooks, Jordan Chase, Peter Dixon, Jacob Evarts, Gracie Gambrell, Cal Hughes, Joseph Johnson, Patrick Malone, Anthony Parrish, Marianna Schwark, Makenzie Shields, Jake Wadsworth, Joshua Wood




Richard Deane joined the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Horn in September 2014. Previously, he served as third horn of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1987, participating in more than 80 recordings, including 20 Grammy Award winners, for Telarc International. He also performed with the Atlanta Chamber Players and was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, with which he toured Norway as part of the Olympic cultural exchange between Lillehammer and Atlanta. Deane has also served as principal horn with the Colorado Philharmonic and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and in 1987 he earned first prize in the American Horn Competition. In May 1999, Deane was a featured artist at the International Horn Society Convention held at the University of Georgia in Athens. In addition to teaching master classes at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, University of Cincinnati College– Conservatory of Music, Georgia State University, Cleveland State University, and Eastern Kentucky University, he was visiting professor of horn at the University of Georgia from 2006 to 2014. He serves as principal horn of the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina each summer. His article “The Third Horn Brahms Experience” was published in the spring 2007 edition of The Horn Call, the journal of the International Horn Society, and his first method book, The Efficient Approach: Accelerated Development for the Horn, was published by the Atlanta Brass Society Press. A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Richard Deane began his horn studies with Stanley Lawson. He received a master of music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Myron Bloom, and a bachelor of music degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Michael Hatfield. His other teachers have included Jerry Peel at the University of Miami and David Wakefield at the Aspen Music Festival and School.


Photo courtesy of Andrew Kist, Brooklyn, New York.



Victoria Knudtson is currently serving as the Assistant Principal/Utility Horn of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Born to a pianist mother and singer father, Knudtson found her artistic voice on the horn when she was 16 years old after a coincidental meeting with her first teacher, Wayne Lu. In 2014, Knudtson began studying with Jeff Nelsen at Indiana University. Thanks to the horn department at the Jacobs School of Music, she also benefited from the orchestral pedagogy of Dale Clevenger and studied early music performance on the natural horn with Richard Seraphinoff. During her undergrad, Knudtson also spent six months in Vienna, Austria, studying the quintessential and historic style of Vienna horn-playing. In March 2018, Knudtson joined the St. Louis Brass (a quintet started in 1964 by thenmembers of the SLSO) and toured around the country with them until they disbanded during the 2020 lockdown. Knudtson began an artist diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music under Jennifer Montone and Jeffrey Lang before acquiring the position with the SLSO in September 2019. As a soloist, Knudtson performed with the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra and the Yale New Music Ensemble, and frequently appeared in recitals on the Curtis stage. Knudtson was a horn fellow at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan with music director Valery Gergiev in 2018 and the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center in 2019. Knudtson continues to perform as a guest musician with the renowned all-women’s brass quintet, Seraph Brass, and regularly performs both as a soloist and in chamber groups with the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, the Ariel Concert Series, and the Live at the Pulitzer series. She ardently enjoys collaborating with composers and performing new music, especially with friends. Knudtson plays a leader/teacher role in the St. Louis Symphony’s Peer-to-Peer program and serves as a faculty member at Heartland Horn Camp in Carol, Iowa.




Join renowned performer and pedagogue Martin Hackleman for a masterclass exploring his “Playing Together But Not at the Same Time” method to improve excerpt preparation beyond “Practice, Pray, Repeat.&rdauo; The class will begin with brief personal history and philosophy which lead to the development of this method. Hackleman explains, “When we collaboratively explore solo pieces with another player aiming to create a single line together, we become more sensitive. We are more active and reactive, more lithe, flexible, and creative. We also become a much better team player when we are constantly having to switch from leading to following and back. Of course, both players have the common goal of making one cohesive rendition of our piece, but we are accomplishing this with two streams of cooperating thought. We are learning from one another, which requires a great deal of concentration, awareness, and mental flexibility.” A demonstration will be followed by Q&A.


Martin Hackleman most recently served as Artist in Residence and Associate Teaching Professor of Horn at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was principal horn of the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., the Montreal Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Calgary Philharmonic, and played with Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, All Star Brass, Summit Brass, and Washington Symphonic Brass. Several of his etude books and arrangements are available through LHE Publications at Legacy Horn Experience.


While the name “Four Great Friends who Love the Horn, are all Horn Professors at Different Universities in the US, enjoy Playing Together and, well… Coffee is a Good Thing, too–Quartet” perfectly describes this group of accomplished musicians, “Cortado Quartet” seemed much easier to remember (and perhaps a bit more marketable). Anne Marie Cherry (Columbus State University), Lanette Compton (Oklahoma State University), Patrick Hughes (The University of Texas at Austin) and James Naigus (University of Georgia) joined forces in the fall of 2021 with the initial “spark” to showcase the 2021 publication of Kerry Turner’s Introduction and Main Event for Horn Quartet and Wind Ensemble. And since then, developing a unique curriculum that combines their gifts and talents, they have been presenting caffeinated educational and entertaining clinics and performances to young horn players across the US.




Damon Denton was a top prize winner at the Fourth International Piano Competition held in Pretoria, South Africa, and is one of two faculty collaborative pianists at the Hodgson School—a role he has been in since 2010. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School studying with Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya. During his career, Denton has performed concerts in England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, South Africa and throughout the United States. Beyond his classical projects, Damon has toured as keyboardist for the Athens-based alternative band Pylon Reenactment Society. PRS is fronted by Pylon’s original singer, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, who was named one of the 25 best rock front women of all time by Paste Magazine.




Greg Hankins is a collaborative pianist at the University of Georgia where he is on staff for the UGA Opera Theatre. His recital partners have included members of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Canadian Brass, Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Boston Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and solo artists and faculty of universities and conservatories around the world.



Erica McClellan is a free-lance pianist and private piano instructor. She received her Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory and her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Maryland. She taught at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas before moving to Georgia. She has been active as a soloist and chamber musician, as well as accompanying instrumentalists, singers, and choral groups.



Pianist Dr. Martha Thomas has given concerts and presentations across the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Thomas is featured on 11 albums on the ACA Digital, Centaur, Ravello, and Albany labels. Her latest, ECHOES: Past and Future, features music from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Noggin by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner. She has been praised for the “lyrical beauty of her playing” and “her mastery of rhythmic and textural complexities.” Thomas has appeared at numerous conferences and festivals, including the American Liszt Society, College Music Society, International Horn Symposium, North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, Festival of Women Composers, American Suzuki Institute, Music Teachers National Association, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. A native Texan, Thomas holds B.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Texas and an M.M. from the University of Wisconsin. Her major piano professors were William Race, Danielle Martin, Howard Karp, with additional studies at the Aspen Music Festival with Lee Luvisi. Thomas taught piano at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music. She recently retired as the Despy Karlas Professor of Piano and Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies. Active in professional music organizations, Thomas served in leadership roles as GMTA President and MTNA Southern Division Director and was instrumental in helping found the Stevens Point Area Music Teachers Association. In 2012, she received the GMTA Teacher of the Year Award and was named a MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2015. Her students have enjoyed numerous successes, including performances in Carnegie Hall and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and receiving prizes at national and international competitions.



Paul Basler is Professor of Music at the University of Florida. He is a frequent guest performer, lecturer and composer at national and international music festivals, horn society workshops and educational institutions, and is on the faculty at the prestigious Kendall Betts Horn Camp. Basler’s compositions have been performed throughout the world and have received performances at Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Sydney Opera House, and at Lincoln Center.


Travis Bennett joined the faculty of Western Carolina University in 2006. He is an active chamber and orchestral musician, performing regularly with the Asheville Symphony and other regional ensembles. He serves as the Area Representative of North Carolina for the International Horn Society, and has hosted the Southeast Horn Workshop twice (2009, 2019). In 2019, Dr. Bennett released his first solo album, Collage, which includes several works that have never been recorded before.


James Boldin is Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana Monroe, where he holds the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Music. He is active as a soloist and chamber musician, and has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions. He has authored three books, dozens of articles, reviews, and musical arrangements, and currently serves as Publications Editor for The International Horn Society. He is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist. For more information, visit


Dr. Lauren M Braud, a native of Gainesville, FL, is an active music educator and freelance performer in southeastern Louisiana. Dr Braud plays 4th horn with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and performs with theatres and chamber ensembles throughout the Gulf South. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Brass Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from Louisiana State University in 2018. Prior to receiving her DMA, Dr Braud received her Master’s in Music Performance from University of Texas in 2010 and a Bachelor’s in Brass Performance from LSU in 2008. She resides in Baton Rouge with her husband, Chad, and stepson, Parker.



Anne-Marie Cherry is a versatile performer and educator enjoying a varied career as a soloist, chamber/orchestral musician, clinician, and recording artist. She performs with orchestras nationwide, including recent engagements with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Cherry spends her summers performing with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra as Associate Principal Horn, and a member of Breckenridge Brass Quintet. A strong advocate of performer/composer collaboration, Anne-Marie frequently commissions new works for the horn in diverse contexts. An active guest artist & clinician, she explores mindfulness in music performance and practice with students and teachers around the country.


Dakota Corbliss has been the Assistant Professor of Horn at Appalachian State University since 2021. He is the acting co-Principal of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Fourth horn with the Western Piedmont Symphony. He frequently travels as a member of PIVOT, a chamber duo comprised of horn and saxophone tailored towards bringing awareness to various social issues. He also acts as a Director for the Brass Institutes of America.


Randall Faust is a composer, hornist, and teacher living in Macomb, Illinois. Recordings of the music of Randall Faust are available on various labels including MSR Classics, Summit Records, Crystal Records, Albany Records, and ACA Digital Recordings. His compositions are regularly heard in concerts and recitals at universities and festivals around the country. Most recently, Randall Faust served as Professor of music at Western Illinois University from 1997 until May 2018. He also has taught at Auburn University, The Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Look for him at the Faust Music Exhibit at Horn Workshops.


Andrew Fierova is currently Second Horn in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and instructor at Davidson College. He is also the Brass Coordinator for the Cornelius Youth Orchestras. Andrew has been a Featured Artist for the NC Horn Day, and has presented master classes at UT Austin, USC, UNCG and Brevard Music Center. He has also been on faculty with Cannon Music Camp and Wintergreen Music Festival. Andrew holds degrees from The Juilliard School and USC.



Nicholas Fife is native of Fort Mill, South Carolina. Dr. Fife has performed in many professional orchestras and music festivals across the country, but his passion has become education. He is currently the Adjunct Professor of Horn at Winthrop University and has been teaching at institutions of higher education for the last eight years. Dr. Fife is also the Founder, CEO, and Principal Tenor Horn of the South Carolina Brass Band.


Tyler H. Goodwin-Souffront is a hornist based in Hickory, North Carolina. GoodwinSouffront is the Adjunct Instructor of Horn at Lenoir-Rhyne and Limestone Universities and the Resident Horn Instructor in the Fort Mill School District. He is the Fourth Hornist with Brevard Philharmonic, Symphony of the Mountains, and Johnson City Symphony Orchestra in addition to being the Acting Second Hornist of the Salisbury Symphony.


Dr. Lauren Harding is the Executive Director of Student Success and lecturer of horn at Emory & Henry College with degrees from University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and West Virginia University. An awardwinning soloist, her awards include the Southeast Horn Workshop’s Collegiate Solo Competition, WVU’s College of Creative Arts Young Artists’ Competition, and Midsouth Horn Workshop’s Graduate Solo Competition. She is currently principal horn of Johnson City Symphony Orchestra.


The Horn Society of the Carolinas enjoys a core group of roughly 12 amateur and professional players from all walks of life who travel from the surrounding counties, meeting twice each month in the Charlotte NC area. This group was formed in 2009.


At UT-Austin, Patrick Hughes serves as Horn Professor, Head of the Brass Wind and Percussion Division, and Director of the UT Horn Choir. He also enjoys an active and varied musical life as a clinician, soloist, and chamber and free-lance musician. Additionally, he has composed a number of pieces for horn ensemble including: From Hildegard, Dancing on the Hill, True Colors, Pange Lingua, and Climbin’. His music is published through Brownwood Music Publishing.



Emily Johns is currently working toward her DMA at the University of Alabama. Before coming to UA, Emily attended the UMKC Conservatory in Kansas City, MO and the University of Nevada-Reno. In August 2022, Emily was a semifinalist at the International Horn Competition of America. She is currently a member of the UA Wind Ensemble and Graduate Horn Quartet. She has performed in groups such as the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Round Top Festival Orchestra, and the Susanville Symphony.


David M. Johnson, MD is an otolaryngologist (ENT) in the Seattle area. He grew up in Conyers, GA, graduated from Emory University School of Medicine, and studies horn with Achim Reus. His medical practice, though largely surgical, also encompasses environmental allergy testing and treatment; and his musical practice has involved working through a potential silver allergy.


Benjamin Lieser is the Horn Professor in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida. He is principal horn of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne, FL), and second horn of the Bach Festival Society Orchestra. Dr. Lieser has been a featured soloist with the OFUNAM orchestra in Mexico City, and performed as a contributing artist at the International Horn Symposiums, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the Southeast Horn Workshops. He has performed with the Walt Disney World Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Cincinnati Opera, the Orlando Philharmonic, and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.


Lanette López Compton is the Professor of Horn at Oklahoma State University where she has been since 2005. She is presently a member of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Opera Orchestra and has performed with groups in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Argentina. Lanette is the 2022 and 2014 recipient of the Wise-DiggsBerry Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts. Lanette has been on faculty of the Western Chamber Music Institute held at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and is currently on faculty at the FOOSA Festival/Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy which performs a concert in Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.



Drs. Brenda Luchsinger (Associate Professor of Horn) and Jonathan Houghtling (Assistant Professor of Trombone) teach at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL. In addition to applied lessons in their areas, they teach musicianship courses and coteach brass methods. Dr. Luchsinger performs with the Tuscaloosa and Montgomery Symphonies, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast (FL). Dr. Houghtling performs with the Huntsville and Mobile Symphonies. In their free time, they both enjoy Culver’s cheese curds.


Dr. Brandon K. McDannald serves as the Director of Bands and Music Education at The University of Tampa, where he directs the Wind Ensemble, supervises all wind/ percussion faculty, coordinates the music education program, and teaches applied horn. He is also a freelance horn player and teacher in the Tampa Bay Area. Dr. McDannald holds a DMA in Horn Performance with a cognate in musicology from the University of North Texas (Denton, TX).


Matt Meadows remains in-demand as a soloist, chamber musician and clinician. In recent years, he has earned top prizes in numerous solo competitions. In 2019, he was awarded second-prize in the International Horn Competition of America University Division. Most recently, he was named the “National Winner” in the MTNA Young Artist Competition, winner of the International Phoenix Music Competition for Horn Duos, winner of the 2021 Southeast Horn Workshop Graduate Solo Competition, winner of the 2021 Kappa Kappa Psi Biennial Solo Competition, and winner of the 2022 United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” National Collegiate Solo Competition. Matt is currently the Principal Horn of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Co-Principal Horn of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and Third Horn of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.


Robert Palmer is the Director of Athletic Bands at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His doctorate is from Florida State University, with his Bachelors and Masters from Western Illinois University.



Anthony Parrish is Adjunct Instructor of Horn at Furman University and is finishing up his DMA at the University of Georgia. He is also co-founder of the CorAl Horn Duo with Matt Meadows. A regular freelance musician in the southeast, he can be heard playing with the Asheville Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Starkville Symphony, and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestras. In 2021, he and duo partner Matt Meadows won first place in the Phoenix Music Duo Competition.


Dr. Bill Schaffer is Assistant Professor of Horn and Music theory in the Auburn University Department of Music. His duties include teaching the horn studio, coaching small ensembles and horn ensemble, and Music Theory. He holds degrees from Indiana University (BME), Illinois State (MM), and UNC-Greensboro (DMA). His teachers included Philip Farkas, Michael Hatfield, Jack Masarie, and one year of composition with Roque Cordero.


Sarah Schouten, Assistant Professor of Horn at Penn State, performs with the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, and the Penn’s Woods Music Festival. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Quintet and the horn/ guitar duo, Just Two. Sarah earned degrees from the University of Dayton (BA), Penn State (MM), and Florida State (DM).


Andrew Sehmann is a musician and college professor based in Athens, GA. He teaches horn, aural skills, and music appreciation at Young Harris College and Georgia College. His performance activities include being members of the Augusta Symphony and the South Carolina Philharmonic. Recent endeavors include being featured on two albums: Floral Portrait’s Eponymous Debut, and Orchestral Works of Miguel del Aguila; and having a number of arrangements published by Faust Music.



Patrick Smith is associate professor of French horn and music history, coordinator of music history, and interim assistant chair of Music. An internationally acclaimed horn player, music educator, lecturer and clinician, Smith actively challenges and stimulates students in both performance and academic settings. Smith is an alumnus of the Aspen and Brevard Music Festivals and has performed with numerous professional and regional ensembles. He has appeared as a soloist with the Emerson String Quartet and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2008. An expert on jazz French horn history and repertoire, Smith is the author of Chronicle of a Phantom: The Julius Watkins Story, which chronicles the life and legacy of the first great American jazz French horn artist. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Florida, and his Master of Music Degree in horn performance from the Hartt School of Music.


Jeff Solomon has degrees in Horn Performance from Southern Methodist University and The Juilliard School. Jeff served as Principal Horn of the Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989 to 1994. Upon returning to the United States Jeff joined the Houston Ballet Orchestra and the Houston Opera Orchestra. He won the Third and Assistant Principal Horn position with the Alabama Symphony in 1997 and served in that position until he retired in 2021. Jeff began teaching at JSU as an Adjunct Instructor in 1998 and became an Instructor, teaching in the Music Department full-time, in 2021 upon his retirement from the ASO. During the summer Jeff and his wife Kelly have the opportunity to indulge in their favorite pastime of domestic and international travel.


Dr. Justin Stanley is Assistant Professor of Horn at Tennessee Tech. He frequently performs with orchestras around the country, including Asheville Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, and Eugene Symphony. He is a founding member of American-Prize finalist ensemble “Some Assembly Required”.






UGA SUMMER MUSIC CAMP AND INSTITUTE University of Georgia Summer Music Camp is an intensive five-day musical experience that offers students a place to grow musically in a fun and exciting learning environment. Summer Music Campers attend academic classes that address important areas of musicianship. Campers also attend instrumentspecific masterclasses under the direction of the acclaimed faculty of UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Band, orchestra, and chorus students rehearse and perform in the appropriate large ensembles, while piano students focus on performance practice and the standard literature of their instrument. In addition, Summer Music Campers have ample opportunity to socialize, develop relationships with other young musicians, and experience life on a great university campus. Concentrations include orchestra, band, chorus, piano, and jazz band. No audition is required for admission; high school students (rising 9th grade and up) will take part in placement auditions held on the first day of camp. UGA’s Summer Music Institute boasts a performance-intensive curriculum serving advanced students who are seriously considering music as a major area of study in college. All Summer Music Institute participants will perform in a chamber ensemble coached by Institute faculty. Students will also enjoy numerous lectures and laboratory exercises which are designed for the advanced musician. Concentrations include chorus, band, orchestra, and piano. Several criteria are at play in the selection of the most serious musicians for the Summer Music Institute. Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be considered for the experience. Musicians who have been selected as members of All-State Band, Orchestra, Choir, or Jazz Band; Governor’s Schools; regional youth orchestras; and Wind ensembles will receive strong consideration for acceptance into the Summer Music Institute.


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