February Horn Call Online

The February, 2015 issue of The Horn Call is now available for download in PDF form, for members only. Log in and then go to Home—>Downloads to access it.

2015 Elections — Polls are open

Elections for 2015 are now under way. Issues include election of Advisory Council members and two proposed changes to the IHS bylaws. All current members of the IHS are eligible to vote, either online OR by the postcard that is enclosed in the February issue of The Horn Call, but NOT both. Members must log in to their IHS account to vote online. See the front page of the website for more information and a link to the ballot. Voting ends at Midnight, Hawaii time (UTC -10) on April 15.

Julie Landsman Presents Caruso Tribute

Julie Landsman has created a web page, pdfs and videos describing the Carmine Caruso method, and has graciously made it available to the IHS for our website.

Juilie writes:

"I first met Carmine Caruso when I was in high school in Ardsley, New York in 1968. He taught  our high school band the basic exercises as warm ups for  our band rehearsals. We had a fantastic, award winning band! I have been practicing and teaching this method ever since.

"These exercises, when practiced correctly, help prepare your body to play music with more ease and refinement. Please enjoy these videos, free of charge. This is my way of honoring my great teacher, Carmine Caruso, and his  method, that has enriched our lives as instrumentalists."

The IHS is very grateful to Julie Landsman for creating this tribute to Carmine Caruso, for documenting his method for posterity,  and for making it available to all hornists to use and learn from. The Caruso tribute can be found under Multimedia in the main menu.

Upcoming IHS Affiliated Events

Several regional workshops are scheduled within the next three months:

In addition to those, the 47th International Horn Symposium will be held in Los Angeles August 2-8: http://www.ihsla2015.com/

Call for Scores!

The IHS Online Music Sales has released a horn quartet arrangement by Lewis Songer of "The Star Spangled Banner," and is inviting submissions of horn-centric arrangements of other national anthems. If you know of or have created a horn ensemble arrangement of a country's national anthem, please consider submitting it to the IHS Online Music Sales. To do so, please send a PDF of the score and parts, along with a recording, if possible, to OMS Editor Daren Robbins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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