The IHS Bylaws state “The three nominees receiving the largest number of votes shall be declared elected.” This year only one nomination was received. In accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order §46, the Advisory Council (AC) of the International Horn Society has declared that the nominee has been elected by acclamation (see biography below).

The IHS Bylaws also provide that: “Vacancies may be filled by a majority vote of the Advisory Council for unexpired terms.” The remaining two positions will be filled by election by the AC during annual meetings at the Memphis Symposium. Although the official nomination period has closed for the general election, the Council is open to receiving suggestions of names for potential candidates from the membership. The AC is concerned with keeping a balance of international representation on the Council.

Remember that the AC is “responsible for carrying out the aims and purposes of the Society and for determining Society policy.” Any suggested names must be current IHS members, must be willing to serve, and should be able to attend annual symposiums (where the annual AC meetings are held), and must be able to respond to IHS business throughout the year via e-mail. To assist the AC in consideration of suggested names, please submit a short biography (150 words or less) along with contact information for the person to vice-president Joe Ognibene (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.). The AC will consider any suggested names when they elect AC members at the annual meeting.

Peter Luff has been elected to the Advisory Council threeyear term of office beginning after the 2012 international workshop and ending after the 2015 international workshop. Australian-born horn player Peter Luff is Associate Principal Horn with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Senior Lecturer in Horn at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in performance from Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music and a Master’s degree in conducting from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. As a professional horn player, Peter has performed with orchestras and ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He is also a founding member of the chamber ensemble “Southern Cross Soloists.” As a horn teacher Peter has tutored at institutions including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, National University of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Korean National University, and Shandong University (China). In 2010 Peter was the host of the 42nd International Horn Symposium in Australia and is a recipient of the Punto Award.

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