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.
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
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.
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Michelle Reed Baker in Ask the Pros
POSITION OPENING: USA REGIONAL COORDINATOR
The IHS thanks outgoing USA Regional Coordinator Alan Mattingly for his years of service in this position.