Randy Gardner was Professor of Horn and Chair of the Winds, Brass, and Percussion Department at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music for 22 years following 22 years as second horn in the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has published books (Mastering the Horn’s Low Register), composed works for horn (Why?!), and performed and co-produced recordings (Shared Reflections: The Legacy of Philip Farkas).
Randy earned a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University. His teachers include Philip Farkas, Christopher Leuba, Ethel Merker, and William Adam. He is interested in psychology, especially sports psychology as applied to music performance.
Randy served on the IHS Advisory Council from 1999-2005, has been a featured artist at international symposiums and regional workshops, and serves as adjudicator at competitions. He has chaired the Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund and commissioned compositions.
Randy received the Punto Award at the 50th IHS symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.