IHS LA 2015, hosted by Andrew Bain and Annie Bosler, is almost a month away! If you have not yet registered, make sure to visit the website: www.ihsla2015.com to register soon. There are over 180 events taking place within the 7 day span: August 2 - 8, 2015. 

IHS LA 2015 CONTRIBUTING ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS

Healthy Horn Playing: Injury Prevention through Pedagogy Informed by Science
August 3, 2015 - 1:30pm  2:20pm

An alarming number of brass players, professional and non-professional, have developed career-limiting focal dystonia. Dr. Peter Iltis, Professor of Horn and Kinesiology at Gordon College, and Eli Epstein, veteran second horn of The Cleveland Orchestra, will present MRI films that clearly illustrate horn techniques that may lead to sustainable careers and the prevention of focal dystonia in brass players.

If you have yet to check out this link from Sarah Willis' website, this also refers to the work of Peter and Eli.

Theatrical Production: I Found My Horn 
First Show: TBA
Second Show: Saturday, August 8, 2015: 1:30pm  3:20pm

Writers: Jasper Rees and Jonathan Guy Lewis
Director: Harry Burton
Actor: Jonathan Guy Lewis

Jonathan Guy Lewis is directed by Harry Burton in an updated production of this wryly funny and infinitely touching story about making music and confronting one’s private demons. Adapted from Jasper Rees’ popular book, A Devil to Play, the play was premiered in 2008 at the Aldeburgh Festival in Benjamin Britten’s home town. It was performed to great acclaim at the 2014 International Horn Society workshop in London.

A man wakes up at forty to a broken marriage, a beckoning bedsit, and the realisation that he has done nothing to make himself memorable. Then he clambers into the attic... After a lay-off of 25 years, he seeks redemption via the sixteen feet of treacherous brass tubing he never mastered in his youth. Resuming his old French horn, he sets himself an impossible task: to perform a Mozart concerto in front of a paying audience of horn fanatics. Q&A will follow.

IHS LA 2015 REGISTERED EXHIBITOR SPOTLIGHT

Want to buy a new horn or try some mouthpieces? Need a mute or some sheet music? Is your case too heavy? Interested in colleges? How about a handcrafted baton?

Check out the list of currently registered exhibitors that will be attending IHS LA!

Atkinson Horns
Balu Musik
Balquhidder Music/Glen Lyon Books
Berp and Company
Brass Arts Unlimited
Brixton Publications
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Cantesanu Horns
Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Donaldson Batons
DürkHorns
Engelbert Schmid GmbH
Faust Music
Gebr. Alexander GmbH
Hans Hoyer
Horn Forensics
Houghton Horns
Iltis Dampfer Mitt
Imagine Music
iVasi
Josef Klier GmbH & Co KG
Lukas Horns
Marcus Bonna Cases
Medlin Horns
Osmun Music
Patterson Hornworks
Paxman Ltd
Pope Instrument Repair
Protec
Real World Horn Playing
Ricco Kühn
RM Williams Publishing
Siegfried's Call, Inc.
Solid Wood Publishing
Sorley Horns
Stomvi USA
S.W. Lewis
Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.
US Army Music
Wes Hatch Custom Horns LLC
Wichita Band Instrument Co., Inc.
Wind-Notes LLC
Wiseman Cases
Yamaha Corporation of America