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Greg Beckwith in Ask the Pros

Ask the Pros correspondent for November and December is Greg Beckwith, Instructor in the Band Instrument Repair Program of Minnesota State College Southeast Technical Institute in Red Wing, MN. Greg is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. He attended Eastman School of Music in New York and The St. Louis Conservatory of Music in Missouri for horn performance. He apprenticed horn building with Daniel Rauch of Rauch Horns, in Oslo, Norway in 1995. He has been the brass-wind repair instructor in the Band Instrument Repair Program since 2003. He continues to freelance on horn in the Twin Cities and plays as an extra with the Minnesota Orchestra when possible.

For answers to your questions concerning horn maintenance, repair and restoration, email Greg at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

Advisory Council Nominations

According to the IHS Bylaws, the Advisory Council (AC) is “responsible for carrying out the aims and purposes of the Society and for determining Society policy.” Nine of the fifteen Council members are elected by the IHS membership; the AC elects the others. As you nominate and elect new AC members, please remember that these individuals represent a broad spectrum of international horn-related activities.

Nominations for election to the Advisory Council three year term of office, beginning after the 2010 International Symposium and ending after the 2013 Symposium, must be received by Executive Secretary Heidi Vogel before December 1, 2009. Nominees must be members of the IHS and willing to accept the responsibilities of the position. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number/email address, written consent, and a biographical sketch of not more than 150 words. Nominations by fax and e-mail are acceptable; consent must originate from the nominee.

Terms of the following AC members expire in July 2010: Heather Johnson, Jeffrey Snedeker, and Michelle Stebleton are completing their second terms and are therefore ineligible for reelection this year. John Ericson, Joseph Ognibene, and Geoffrey Winter are completing their first terms in office and are eligible for nomination.

Send nominations to:

Heidi Vogel, IHS Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 630158
Lanai City HI 96763-0158 USA

telephone/fax 808-565-7273
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Atlantic Music Festival Announces Call For Entries

The 2010 Atlantic Music Festival announces its call for entries for Fellowship Program applicants. Submission forms can be completed directly online at the official Atlantic Music Festival website.

AMF provides complete financial coverage for tuition and housing during the four weeks of residency. The Fellowship Program is is open to orchestral instrumentalists, guitarists, pianists, opera singers, one composer, one conductor, and one recording engineer between the ages of 18 and 34. Accepted applicants will be featured as resident artists at The 2010 Atlantic Music Festival.

Deadline to submit for the U.S. and International applicants for the 2010 Atlantic Music Festival is January 4, 2010.

The submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2010 Atlantic Music Festival are available on the Atlantic Music Festival website. Information is also available through the Atlantic Festival by email to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo., or by regular mail to:

Little Feather Works
228 Park Ave S #31975
New York, NY 10003

Michelle Reed Baker in Ask the Pros

Michelle Reed Baker, teacher and second horn at the Metropolitan Opera is the Ask the Pros correspondent for September and October, 2009. Questions about opera repertoire, or playing in the pit? The unique demands of playing second horn? Ask Michelle by emailing your questions to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

POSITION OPENING: USA REGIONAL COORDINATOR

The IHS announces an opening for USA Regional Coordinator. This position serves the IHS by maintaining open communication with USA Area Representatives in assisting with recruitment and support of IHS members. Download the position description (PDF) and an application form (DOC) or contact Jeffrey Snedeker at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled.

The IHS thanks outgoing USA Regional Coordinator Alan Mattingly for his years of service in this position.
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