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Works Funded in Part by the Rimon Fund

New Repertoire Quick Look:

The Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund

Compiled by Rose Valby

Welcome to the “Quick Look” feature of the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund. IHS would like to share this wealth of new repertoire and make it easy for you to find music that fits your performing and teaching needs. Instrumentation, duration, horn range, extended techniques, general technical requirements, and any notable features are included to make your search easier. New pieces will be added regularly so check back frequently. Note: Ranges are in F. Octave notation clarification.

Also, please consider submitting an application to receive financial assistance if you are commissioning a new work involving horn.

IHS Online Music Library

Friendship Project

The IHS Friendship Project offers discounted one-year regular and electronic memberships to residents of countries based on the United Nations Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI). The countries are divided into four tiers:

IHDI TierOne Year PrintOne year ElectronicStudent Electronic
1 $50 $30 $25
2 $40 $20 $15
3 $30 $10 $5
4 $15 $0 $0

Discounts are applied automatically at checkout when applying for membership; membership rates are determined by the country of residence.

Check for Friendship Project discount eligiblility

History of the Project

The original impetus came out of the Cold War between the East (mainly Russia and Eastern Europe) and the West (the US, because it is the headquarters of the IHS) when currency transfer was frowned upon or impossible.

As the IHS expanded internationally in the 1970s, the Advisory Council, through the efforts of Frøydis Ree Wekre of Norway, recognized the difficulties people in some countries had in becoming members because of political or currency restrictions. Sponsorship by individual IHS members of individuals in Eastern European countries eventually led to sponsorship by the society of individuals from countries around the world, with contributions by IHS members to the fund.

In 1973, Frøydis sponsored memberships for Peter Damm (East Germany) and Vitaly Bujanovsky (Soviet Union), both of whom lived behind the Iron Curtain and were unable to send membership dues to the US (and have since become IHS Honorary Members). In 1976, the effort became formalized into the West/East (WE) project, with Frøydis Ree Wekre supplying the names of interested horn players from Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Those supported by the project were considered to be non-voting members and were sent The Horn Call and other mailings for one year.

klanskaShortly after becoming Editor of The Horn Call in 1976, Paul Mansur paid the dues for Vladimíra Klánská and continued paying for several years. The following year, Vladimíra wrote a letter of thanks, enclosed this photo of her performing with her then-husband, Ivan Klánsky. Vladimíra was a featured artist at the 1994 IHS Symposium in Kansas City, and she was a full regular IHS member for many years.

In 1983, the Advisory Council expanded the WE project to include other countries where people might need assistance (Latin America, for example). Memberships were paid out of the general IHS budget. In 1986, 12 memberships from Beijing were approved. In 1989, the IHS advertised for donations to support the project in The Horn Call and with a check box on membership renewal forms.

In 1991, the name was changed to NorthEastWestSouth (NEWS) to reflect changes in the world situation and open the project to people around the globe. Many people have been supported by the project; in 1995, for example, NEWS memberships totaled 132. Contributions to the fund have not always covered the expenses, but the Advisory Council deemed the program to be an investment for the future of the IHS and supported the project from the general budget when necessary. The project was renamed the Friendship Project in 2000 and the current process was instituted in 2017.

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These are pdf files for downloading:

International Horn Society Articles of Incorporation

International Horn Society Bylaws (2015 revision)

2012 Tax returns

2013 Tax returns

2014 Tax returns

2013 Audited Financial Statements

IHS 501(c)(3) Letter

pdf IHS 2017 Compilation Report (131 KB)

New Scholarship Information

IHS Scholarship and Competition information has been updated for 2008.

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This site is constructed in and runs on the Joomla! content management system, a leading open source PHP/MySQL CMS package. The primary language of the site is English; translations into other languages of various pages of the site have been provided by the following volunteers:

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French
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German
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Dr. Ferdinand Zeller
Michael Leinert
Diane Ackerman

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Membership Benefits

Since 1970, The International Horn Society (IHS) has been an organization of people from around the world drawn together with a mutual interest in the horn. We are dedicated to the performance, teaching, composition, research, preservation, and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.

If you are not already an IHS member, it is both affordable & easy to join the IHS. There are many good reasons to join the IHS. Members receive a subscription to our journal, The Horn Call, which provides news and announcements, feature articles, clinics, music and recording reviews, workshop reports, and much of interest to all who love the horn. Follow the links on this page to learn more about the IHS.

Benefits Include

  • Discounts to attend symposia and other sponsored events
  • Subscription to The Horn Call magazine, published 3 times each year.
  • Digital access to all past issues of The Horn Call
  • Scholarships and Competition support.
  • Unlimited access to this website
  • Access to our Thesis Lending library
  • Access to funding for the commissioning of new works for Horn
  • Support of Commission Works by Major Composers
  • Support of Horn players in countries where economic conditions prevent membership
  • Networking opportunities with thousands of Horn players worldwide.

Membership Dues

  • Regular Membership: $50/year
  • Regular E-Membership: $30/year (Electronic members have all the rights and privileges of regular members but do not receive the printed copy of The Horn Call. E-members are notified when each issue is available to download from IHS Online.)
  • Student Membership (under age 27): $32/year
  • Student E-Membership: $25/year (Electronic members have all the rights and privileges of regular members but do not receive the printed copy of The Horn Call. E-members are notified when each issue is available to download from IHS Online.)
  • Club membership:$35 [8 or more sending in dues together - separate addresses for The Horn Call delivery]
  • Family Membership: $75 [Up to three members at the same address, receiving one copy of The Horn Call]
  • Three-year membership: $141
  • Life Membership: $1000
  • Life E-Membership: $950 (Electronic members have all the rights and privileges of regular members but do not receive the printed copy of The Horn Call. E-members are notified when each issue is available to download from IHS Online.)

You may start your membership in the IHS at any time of the year. Publications are mailed Bulk Rate in the USA and International Surface Airlift outside the USA. Please note that membership and mailing information for the mailing of The Horn Call is sent to our publisher in the fourth week of January, April and September for the February, May and October issues, respectively. Changes made and new memberships created after those dates will take effect with the following issue.

For other information please contact Elaine Braun, Membership Coordinator of the IHS:

Elaine Braun 
International Horn Society
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If you prefer not to register or renew online, you may download a pdf pdf registration form (57 KB) and submit it by mail.

Support the IHS

Donations to the IHS may be tax deductible for you. The IHS is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the United States. Please consult the tax laws which are appropriate for your situation.

Donations of any amount are welcome. Donations of $25 or more will be recognized with the donor’s name published in the Horn Call under the following categories:

Hampel Club $25-49
Punto Club $50-99
Leutgeb Club $100-249
Duvernoy Club $250-499
Dauprat Club $500-999
Gallay Club $1000 +

The IHS has several areas to which these donations can be applied. You may direct your donation to be applied to any of the following projects:

Friendship Project

This project supports membership in countries where economic conditions make regular membership impossible. Donations are kept in an account and the interest from this account is used to pay for overseas shipping and to supplement membership payments for these countries.

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Scholarship Accounts

The IHS has several "named" scholarship accounts as well as a general scholarship account. Money donated to the "named" accounts goes to the principal or to pay for the current year awards from the account. The interest is only used to pay awards for the scholarship account.

Donations to the general scholarship account are used to pay award amounts not covered by the "named" accounts and also to pay for the annual "Symposium Participant" awards.

You can make a donation to the following Scholarship Accounts at any time.

Walter Lawson Memorial Fund -  This fund was formed to honor and remember Walter Lawson, an Honorary Member  of the IHS and a member of the Advisory Council from 1977-1983. As well as performing professionally, Walter Lawson conducted research and development in instrument design and construction which led to several important acoustic and mechanical innovations of the horn. According to IHS policy, a "named" fund does not become permanent  and thus usable until the fund account reaches $5000. This account is still below the $5000 minimum required, so donations are welcomed to help achieve this goal. {easypaypal itemname=LawsonFund,itemnumber=LAWSON}
Vincent DeRosa Fund - This is an established account which is usd to fund the IHS Premier Soloist Competition. {easypaypal itemname=DeRosaFund,itemnumber=DEROSA}
Philip Farkas Fund - This is an established account which is used to fund the IHS Premier Soloist Competition. {easypaypal itemname=FarkasFund,itemnumber=FARKAS}
Dorothy Frizelle Memorial Fund - This is an established account which is used to fund the IHS Orchestral Audition Competition/Dorothy Frizelle Memorial Award. Both a high and low horn competition is held at each IHS International Symposium. {easypaypal itemname=FrizelleFund,itemnumber=FRIZ}
Jon Hawkins Memorial Memorial fund - This is a program established by the Hawkins family. Jon Hawkins was a Life Member of the IHS, just starting his career as a professional musician when he met his death in a traffic accident. This account is used to fund the John Hawkins Memorial Scholarship. {easypaypal itemname=HawkinsFund,itemnumber=HAWK}
Paul Mansur Fund - This is an established account. This account is used to fund the Paul Mansur Scholarship. {easypaypal itemname=MansurFund,itemnumber=MANSUR}
   
   
Barry Tuckwell Fund - This is an established account. This account is used to fund the Barry Tuckwell Scholarship Award. {easypaypal itemname=TuckwellFund,itemnumber=TCKWLL}
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To learn more about our scholarship award programs please go to IHS Scholarship Programs

General Operations Donations

Donations can be made to help support the day to day operating expenses of the International Horn Society. These donations go towards our general operations and cover such items as printing, postage, web site expenses, regional newsletter and workshop expenses, thesis lending program, archives, etc.

We thank you in advance for considering a donation to the International Horn Society. Please feel free to contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need additional information.

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Composition Projects

The Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund

This program provides partial funding to IHS members who wish to commission new compositions for the horn. This fund was established in 1989 and has assisted in the composition of more than fifty new works for the horn. Perhaps the most frequently performed of these new works is Canciones (2004) for horn and piano by Paul Basler, but commissions have been supported for a wide variety of chamber music ensembles involving the horn.

Meir Rimon (1946-1991) was Principal Horn of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and served three terms as Vice-President of the International Horn Society. In memory of our esteemed colleague who had a positive effect on many performers, composers, and audiences around the world, the fund was renamed in his honor in 1992. For more information on Meir Rimon please see articles in the April, 1991 and April, 1992 issues of The Horn Call.

All IHS members are invited to submit the name of a specific composer with whom you are collaborating on the creation of a new work featuring horn. For more information about the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund, contact:

Dr. Randall Faust
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Chair, IHS Commissioning Assistance Program

NOTE: Previous Rimon award recipients may not enter that piece in the IHS Composition Contest.

Major Commissions

Since 1989 the IHS has set aside funds annually toward commissions of major horn works by international composers of the first rank. In 1999, the first commission of this type was completed, resulting in Beyond Autumn: Poem for Horn and Orchestra, by Joseph Schwantner.

Thesis Lending Library

theses

A searchable, sortable Excel file    spreadsheet listing of available theses (91 KB) is available to all.

 

There are currently 242 theses on horn and related brass topics available to IHS members through our lending library. Lin Foulk Baird is the coordinator of the Thesis Lending Library and houses the theses at Western Michigan University.  A deposit of $45.00 US is required for each thesis borrowed, which can be made by PayPal, check, or by arranging for a credit card deposit through Julia Burtscher, IHS Executive Director.

If you have written or read a thesis that should be in our collection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Printed gifts (sent directly to Dr. Baird; see address below) are appreciated!

Online Thesis Loan Request Form (only accessible by logged in IHS members)


International Horn Society Thesis Lending Library
Full Thesis Lending Library List (242 entries):

Abulnaga, Amr S. “Appropriate Choices of Horn Mouthpieces for Players of Varying Levels Based on the Technical Specifications and Design of the Three Principal Components: Rim, Bore, and Cup.”  D.M.A. document, University of Alabama, 2007.  ProQuest #ATT 3313698.

Adamson, Daniel Richard. “A Comparative Analysis of Haydn’s Horn Concerto and Trumpet Concerto.” D.M.A. Diss., University of North Texas, 2016. ProQuest# 10307462. 87 pages

Adcock, Natalie Jo Adcock. “Michael Kallstrom’s Works for Horn and Piano or Electronics: A Pedagogical and Performance Guide.” D.M.A. Essay, The University of Alabama, 2016. ProQuest# 10162550. 70 pages

Anderson, John Drummond. “Brass Scoring Techniques in the Symphonies of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.” Ph.D. diss., George Peabody College for Teachers, 1960. UMI# 60-5858.

Anderson, Jon Mayhew. “An Exploration of Selected Works for Horn, Voice, and Piano: Performance Considerations for the Horn Player.” D.M.A. Essay, University of Miami
, 2014. UMI# 3626362. 86 pages

Anderson, Matthew John. “Modern Horn Playing in Beethoven: An Exploration of Period Appropriate Techniques for the Orchestral Music of Beethoven for the Modern Horn Player.” D.M.A. Diss., University of Washington, 2016. ProQuest# 10162207. 111 pages

Astaiza, Andrey Mijail.  “An Analysis and Discussion of Performance Practice Issues in Two Contemporary Compositions for Horn:  György Ligeti’s Trio Für Violine, Horn Und Klavier (1982) and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Concert Ètude for Solo Horn (2000).”  D.M.A. diss., University of California-Los Angeles, 2010.  UMI# 3462865.

Atwell, Bruce. “History of the Natural Horn Quartet in Selected Works from the Symphonic Literature, Chamber Music, and Opera: from the Baroque to the Romantic Period.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1999.

Austin, Paul. "Contemporary Natural Horn Compositions: A Survey of Literature Composed between 1982 and 1992." D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1994. UMI# 95-02549.

Baer, Douglas. “The Brass Trio: A Comparative Analysis of Works Published from 1924 to 1970.” Ph.D. diss., Florida State University, 1970. UMI# 71-6959.

Baker, Sherry Holbrook.  “In Memoriam:  Nine Elegiac Works for Horn, 1943-2004.”  D.M.A. document, University of Cincinnati, 2010.  UMI #3398040.

Barford, David. “The Horn Concertos of Antonio Rosetti.” D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1980. UMI# 80-26450.

Beakes, Jennifer. “The Horn Parts in Handel’s Operas and Oratorios and the Horn Players who Performed in these Works.”  D.M.A. dissertation, The City University of New York, 2007.  UMI #3283169.

Beal, Kaylene. “Original Works Featuring Horn by Elizabeth Raum: A Performer’s Guide.” D.M.A. Diss., University of Nebraska, 2017. ProQuest# 10271304. 121 pages 

Beecher, Matthew A.  "Defining Difficulty: Analysis of State Solo Repertoire Lists for the Horn."  D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006.  ProQuest #AAT 3245587.

Bennett, Travis Andrew.  "A horn player's guide: Using etudes, solos, and orchestral excerpts to address specific technical and musical challenges."  D.M.A. thesis, University of Alabama, 2003.  UMI# 3115036.

Betts, James. “A Comparison of Concepts of Horn Technique as Expressed in Selected Instructional Materials for Horn Dating from 1798 to 1960.” D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1984. comprehensive UMI# 84-28309.

Billiet, Jeroen.  “200 Years of Belgian Horn School? A Study of the Horn in Belgium, 1789-1960.”  Laureate Programme diss., Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium, 2008.

Bjurstrom, Neil. “An Exploratory Investigation of Orthodontic Treatment as a Factor in the Selection and Performance of Brass Musical Instruments.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. UMI# 72-17540.

Bobo, Robert P. “Scoring for the Wagner Tuben by Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, and Richard Strauss.” D.M.A. Essay, University of Miami, 1971. UMI# 72-12901.

Boldin, James Edwin.  “A Fully Annotated Selection of Excerpts, Historical Recordings, and Techniques Required for the Horn in the Standard Brass Quintet Repertoire.”  D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.

Bonaparte-Extract, Darlene. “Franz Schubert’s Auf Dem Strom: A Farewell in Song.” M.M. project, California State University-Long Beach, 1999.  UMI# 1396287.

Bonnell, Bruce M.  "The Quintet for Horn, Violin, Two Violas and Cello, K. 407, by W.A. Mozart: Analytical Techniques and the Interpretation of the Work for the Natural Horn."  D.M. thesis, Indiana University, 2003.

Bostley, Edward. “The Horn in the Music of Gustav Mahler.” D.M.A. diss., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1980. UMI# 81-07080.

Bridwell-Briner, Kathryn E.  "Chasing the Changes: A Survey of Selected Resources for Classical Horn Players interested in Jazz, including Transcriptions of three songs as performed by Willie Ruff."  M.A. thesis, Florida Atlantic University, 2006.  ProQuest #AAT 1432660.

Bridwell-Briner, Kathryn Eileen. “The Horn in America from Colonial Society to 1842: Performers, Instruments, and Repertoire.” D.M.A. Diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014. UMI# 3624173. 297 pages

Britton, Crystal Swepson, "'Songs of Tennyson' (1982), 'Life Cycles' (1988) and The Serenade Op. 31 (1943).  A comparative analysis of compositional style and performance considerations (Benjamin Britten, England, David N. Baker, John Corina)."  D.M.A. thesis, University of Southern Mississippi, 2004.  UMI#3147903.

Britton, Emily Adell. “Jean Devémy and the Paris Conservatory Morceaux de Concours for Horn, 1938-1969.” D.M. Treatise, Florida State University, 2014. UMI# 3681697. 105 pages

Brown, Patricia. “Complete balance: Balancing the horn within brass and wind quintets.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998. UMI# AAT 9825721.

Brown, Thomas. “Clarino Horn, Hunting Horn, and Hand Horn: Their Comparative Roles in the Classic Music of the 18th Century.” D.A. diss., Ball State University, 1978. UMI# 79-18786.

Burroughs, Mary. "An Annotated Bibliography of the Works for Horn, Voice and Piano from 1830-1850 with an Analysis of Selected Works from 1830-1986." D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1990. UMI# 90-26150

Calhoon, David. “The Horn Music of Alec Wilder: A Survey, with Analysis of his Sonata No. 1 for Horn and Piano.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992. UMI#9304142.

Chambers, Rebecca.  “The Kenyan Influence in the [Horn] Music of Paul Basler.”  DM treatise:  Florida State University, 2013.

Chenoweth, Richard. "The Horn in Opera: A Study in Orchestration with a Focus on Selected Operas by Britten and Strauss." D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1988. UMI# 88-22787.

Cheung, Anthony.  “Ligeti’s Magic Horn: Parallel Universes of Tuning and Tradition in the Hamburg Concerto.”  D.M.A. essay, Columbia University, 2010.  UMI #3420770.

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Coreil, Kristine.  “A Study of the Pedagogical Practices, Styles, and Philosophies of American University Horn Professors.” D.M.A. document, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1999.  Proquest# 0800941

Corey, Charles.  “Pitch and Harmony in György Ligeti’s Hamburg Concerto and Syzygy for String Quartet [by Charles Corey].” Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh, 2011.  UMI#3472016.

Craig, Genevieve Leigh.  “James Chambers: His Life, Career, and Pedagogy.”  D.M.A. document, University of Oklahoma, 2011.  UMI # 3488274.

Criswell, James. "The Horn in Mixed-Media Compositions through 1991." D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 1995. UMI# 95-39765.

Culbertson, Robert Merrill, Jr. "The Kopprasch Etudes for Horn." D.M.A. diss., University of Texas, 1990. UMI# 90-31762.

Cumming, Ashley.  “From Hotels to Concert Halls: The Evolution of the North American Orchestra Horn Auditions.”  D.M. doc., Indiana University, 2014.

Damicone, Tiffany N. “’The Singing Style of the Bohemians’ – A Study of the Bohemian Contributions to Horn Pedagogy, Including Western Perspectives on Czech Horn Playing and an Analysis of the Teachings of Zdeněk Divoký at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts.” D.M.A. Diss., The Ohio State University, 2013. UMI# 3673344. 156 pages

Dauer, Robin L. “Three Works for Voice and French Horn with Accompaniment.” D.M.A. thesis, Univ. of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1994. UMI# 95-38259.

Deats, Carol Jean
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Edwards, Melissa Michele. “Mozart and the Horn: Aria No. 13 from ‘Mitridate, Re di Ponto’, K. 87.” D.M.A. thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1995. UMI# 9531833.

Ehnes, Fred. “A Guide to the Archive of the IHS 1969–1977 at Alexander M. Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.” D.A. diss., Ball State University, 1982. UMI# 82-19443.

Eliason, Robert. “Brass Instrument Key and Valve Mechanisms made in America before 1875 with Special Reference to the D. S. Pillsbury Collection in Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan.” D.M.A. diss., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1968. UMI# 68.

Ericson, John Q. "The Development of Valved Horn Technique in Early 19th-Century Germany: A Survey of Performers and Works before 1850 with respect to the use of Crooks, Right-Hand Technique, Transposition, and Valves. D.M. diss., Indiana University, 1995.

Evenson, Pattee Edward. “A History of Brass Instruments, Their Usage, Music, and Performance Practices in Ensembles during the Baroque Era.” D.M.A. diss., University of Southern California, 1960. UMI# 61-6282.

Falvey, Joseph.  “An Equipment Guide to Performing Baroque Horn Music.”  D.M.A. essay, University of Miami, 2011.  UMI #3456330. 

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Farnsley, Stephen H. “Gunther Schuller: His Influence on the French Horn.” D.A. thesis, Ball State University, 1985. UMI# 86-05932.

Fassler-Kerstetter, Jacqueline. “A comparative analysis of ‘Partita for Horn and Piano’ and ‘Sonata for Horn and Piano’ by Verne Reynolds.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Georgia, 2001. UMI# AAT 3025286.

Faust, Randall. “Three Original Concertpieces for Horn and Electronic Media, an Explanation of Techniques Used, and a Listing of Relevant Literature.” D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1980. UMI# 81-14321.

Filkins, Joanne. "The Horn Music of Bernhard Heiden." D.M.A. diss., University of Kentucky, 1994. UMI# 95-21359.

Fladmoe, Gary. “The Contributions to Brass Instrument Manufacturing of Vincent Bach, Carl Geyer, and Renold Schilke.” Ed.D. diss., University of Illinois, 1975. UMI# 76-6760.

Flanigan, Glen Patrick.  “An Investigation of the Effects of the Use of SmartMusic Software by Brass Players on Intonation and Rhythmic Accuracy.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky, 2008.  UMI #3401785.

Fletcher, Seth David.  “The Effect of Focal Task-Specific Embouchure Dystonia upon Brass Musicians: A Literature Review and Case Study.”  D.M.A. dissertation, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2008.  ProQuest #ATT 3307320.

Fonseca, Rinaldo de Melo.  “Fernando Morais’ 20 Estudos Caracteristicos Brasileiros Para Trompa: A Performance Guide.”  D.M.A. diss., University of Memphis, 2012.

Foulk, Lin.  "Works for Horn and Piano by Female Composers: An Annotated Guide."  D.M.A. essay, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

Freiberg, Aviram.  "Issues of Form and Content in Richard Strauss' Tone Poems from the Perspective of the Horn parts."  M.A. thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2005.

Fuller, Valerie S.  "The players, performance practices, and traditions of the New York Philharmonic horn section since 1928."  D.M.A. diss., University of Southern Mississippi, 2004.  UMI#3147913.

Garrett, Joshua. “Brahms’ Horn Trio: Background and Analysis for Performers.” D.M.A. thesis, The Juilliard School, 1998.

Gates, Lori Susan. “The effects of ear training on beginning horn students: A qualitative case study design.” M.M.Ed. thesis, University of Louisville, 2001. UMI# 1405354.

George, Alexander Ritter. “Playing the Horn in Woodwind Quintet: A Pedagogical and Reference Guide.” D.M.A. document, University of Colorado, 2009.

Gilbert, Joel Gregory.  “Telemann and Baroque Hand Horn Technique.”  D.M.A. research paper, Arizona State University, 2014.  UMI #3674057.

Gill, Jonathan B.  “A Survey of the Solo and Chamber Works for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba by the Hungarian Composer Frigyes Hidas.”  D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2013.  UMI #3674057.

Gillespie, Sarah L. “The First Point of Resistance: A Descriptive Pilot Study of the Larynx and Vocal Folds During Horn Performance.” D.M.A. essay, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016. ProQuest# 10111476. 62 pages

Glen, Nancy L. "A Study of Four Nineteenth-Century Horn Professors at the Paris Conservatory and their Methods. M.M. thesis, University of Northern Colorado, 1996. UMI# 13-81202.

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Goldman, Erica. “The Effect of Original and Electronically Altered Oboe, Clarinet, and French Horn Timbres on Absolute Pitch Judgements.” D.M.A. diss., University of Oregon, 1984. UMI# 84-22845.

Greene, Gary. “Richard Strauss: The Two Concertos for Horn and Orchestra.” M.M. thesis, Butler University, 1978. UMI# 13-12410.

Greene, Grady Joel, Jr. “Louis François Dauprat: His Life and Works.” D.D.E. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1970. UMI# 71-14526.

Greer, Robert. “The Effect of Timbre on Brass-Wind Intonation.” Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1969. UMI# 70-4090.

Gross, Steven Lee. "The Evolution and Nomenclature of Bach's Horn Parts." D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1994. UMI# 95-02596.

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Hale, Thomas Z. “The Horn Sonatas of Alec Wilder froma Performer’s Point of View.” D.M.A treatise, University of Texas-Austin, 1988. UMI# 89-09774.

Hansen, Jeremy Christian. “A Creative Pedagogical Approach to Hindemith’s Music for Horn and Piano with Thirty Progressive Etudes.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 2009.  Proquest #3356216. [2 copies]

Hanson, Wesley. “The Treatment of Brass Instruments in the Symphonies of Gustav Mahler.” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1977. UMI# 77-8313.

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Hemken, Jennifer Ann. “The Mystery of The Althorn (Alto Horn) Sonata (1943) by Paul Hindemith.” D.M.A. Diss., University of North Texas, 2015. ProQuest# 10032273. 43 pages

Herrick, Dennis. “An Investigation of the Frequency Modulations and Intensity Modulations of the Vibrato on Selected Brass Instruments.” Ph.D. diss., North Texas State University, 1983. UMI# 83-27038.

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Hiebert, Thomas. "The Horn in Early Eighteenth-Century Dresden: The Players and Their Repertory." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1989. UMI# 89-16424.

Hiigel, Lewis. “The Relationship of Syllables to Pitch and Tonguing in Brass Instrument Playing.” Ed.D. diss., University of California at Los Angeles, 1967. UMI# 68-3263.

Hilliard, Howard, “The History of Horn Playing in Los Angeles from 1920 to 1970.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 1999. UMI# 99-34665.

Hoover, David Edwin.  "An investigation of student horn player preparation for repertoire-based performance and study."  D.M.A. thesis, University of Southern California, 1994.  UMI#9600988.

Hopper, Kathleen Kenyon. “A Performance Edition of Thirty Instructive and Melodic Exercises for French Horn by Vincenz Ranieri.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2007.  Proquest #3259678.

Horn, Geoffrey Clark. “Dual ‘Urlinien’ in the Concerto Practice of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as Demonstrated in the Three Concerti in E-flat for Horn and Orchestra: K. 417, K. 447, and K. 495.” Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1989. UMI# 90-01642.

Horton, Cynthia. “The Identification of Idiomatic Writing for the Horn.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986. UMI# 86-05693.

House, Faxon Graham III.  “York Bowen’s Works for Horn: A Performer’s Guide and Analysis.”  D.M.A. doc., University of Nebraska, 2012.

Howe, Marvin. “A Critical Survey of Literature, Materials, Opinions, and Practices Related to Teaching the French Horn.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1966. UMI# 67-2633.

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Irvine, Gregory Boyd. “Arnold Jacobs’ pedagogical approach: Context and applications.” D.M. diss., Northwestern University, 2001. UMI# AAT 3030535.

Jackson, Catherine McClure.  “A Study of Brass Quintet Literature appropriate for the First-Year Undergraduate Quintet.” D.M.A. essay, University of Iowa, 2004.

Jenkins, Ellie.  "Women as Professional Horn Players in the United States, 1900-2005."  D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005.

Johnson, Joseph David.  “Etude Books for Horn Published from 1985 to 2011: An Annotated Guide.”  D.M.A. research project, West Virginia University, 2012.

Johnson, Katie Marguerite.  “Thoughtful Wanderings: A Study of the Collected Compositions of Douglas Hill.”  D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012.

Jones, William Lalverse. “The brass quintet: An historical and stylistic survey.” D.M.A. diss., University of Kentucky, 1998. UMI# 9906630.

Keays, James H. “An Investigation into the Origins of the Wagner Tuba.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Illinois, 1977. UMI# 78-4044.

Kenney, Nicholas A.  “A Performer’s Guide to the Original Works for Solo Horn, Horn and Piano, Two Horns, and Two Horns and Piano by Paul Basler.”  D.M.A. document, University of Nebraska, 2010.  UMI #3398317.

Kilp, Brian. “A Discussion of Selected Works of Bernhard Krol featuring the Horn: Thoughts on Historical Lineage and Performance.” D.M.A. document, University of Arizona, 1998. UMI #99-06523.

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Kurtz, Saul. “A Study and Catalog of Ensemble Music for Woodwinds Alone or with Brass from c. 1700 to c. 1825.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. UMI# 72-8273.

Laing, Millard. “Anton Reicha’s Quintets for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon.” Ed.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1952.

Landers, Harvey J., Jr. “The Horn in Selected Symphonies of Anton Bruckner.” Ph.D. diss., Texas Tech University, 1990. UMI#91-15348.

Lang, Jenny Louise. “Works for Horn by American Women Composers.” D.M.A. Essay, University of Maryland, 2009. 35 pages

Lankford, Heather. “Lowell Shaw (b. 1930): His Musical Career and Contributions to Horn Ensemble Literature.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina, 2000. UMI#99-74032.

Laursen, Amy D. “Determining the Authenticity of the Concerto for Two Horns, Woo. 19, Attributed to Ferdinand Ries.” D.M.A. Diss., University of North Texas, 2015. ProQuest# 10075946. 111 pages

Lee, Melvin. “The Development of a Beginning Method of Transposition for the Orchestral Horn.” D.Mus.Ed. diss., University of Oklahoma, 1969. UMI# 69-17826.

Leverenz, Anna Marie.  “The Debated Authenticity of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Concertos for Horn: An Historical and Theoretical Approach to Attribution.”  D.M.A. document, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 2010.  UMI #3491252.

Levesque, Craig Robert.  "Compositional resources for the modern valve horn (Hungary, Gyorgy Ligeti, Austria, Charles Wuorinen, Milton Babbitt, with Original composition."  Ph.D. diss., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2005.  UMI#3176196.

Lewis, Gail. "Benjamin Britten's Writing for Horn with Tenor Voice: Serenade Op. 31, 'The Heart of the Matter,' Nocturne Op. 60." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1995. UMI# 95-26717.

Ley, Ann Marie. "A Compendium of Pedagogical Approaches for the Advanced Horn Player." D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1994.

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Lieser, Benjamin Paul. “An Analysis and Performer's Guide to Mark Schultz's Dragons in the Sky for Horn, Percussion, and Computer-Generated Tape.” D.M.A. Treatise, Florida State University, 2015. ProQuest# 10000615. 105 pages

Lindner, Richard. “A Cataloging Technique and a Computer-aided System for Retrieving Information about Brass music.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. UMI# 72-8281.

Liu, Yi-Hsin Cindy.  "The Examination of the Appearance and Use of the French Horn in Film Scores from 1977 to 2004."  D.M.A. document, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2005.  UMI#3176740.

Loke, Erika Binsley. “A Survey of Works for Horn and Fixed Media from 1968 to 2016.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, College Park
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Luchsinger, Brenda Mae.  “The Horn Quartets of Michael Kallstrom: A Performance Guide.” DMA document: University of Alabama, 2011.

Luedeke, Janiece. “Dame Ethel Smyth’s Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra: A Performance Guide for the Hornist.” D.M.A. monograph, Louisiana State University, 1998. UMI# 99-02649.

Luker, Susan Renee. “The Horn Works of Frederic Goossen.” D.M.A. Thesis, University of Alabama, 1999. UMI# 9949386.

Lundeen, Douglas. “The Natural Horn in the Orchestra; Compositions Combining Horns in Different Keys: A History.” D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1998. UMI# 98-33731.

Maltese, Casey Natale.  “A Performance Guide of Selected Works for Horn and Mallet Percussion.”  D.M.A. essay, University of Miami, 2011.  UMI #3456349.

Manfredi, Guglielmo.  “Perspectives on Auditioning: An Examination of Professional Horn Players on Auditioning.”  D.M.A. essay, University of Miami, 2011.  UMI # 3491146.

Manners, William Alexander. “An Annotated Guide to Published Horn Warm-Up Routines, 1940-2015.”  D.M.A. paper, Arizona State University, 2016. ProQuest# 10107046. 155 pages

Matosinhos, Ricardo.  “Bibliografia Selecionada e Anotada de Estudos para Trompa Publicados entre 1950 e 2011.”  Diss: Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2012.  [in Portuguese]

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McBeth, Amy Jo.  "Jacques-François Gallay:  A Study of his Life and Selected Works for Accompanied Horn."  D.M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 2005. 

McBride-Harris, Jenna Lynn. “Interdisciplinary Transfer and Cultivation: How Vocal, Writing, and Visual Arts Can Inform Horn Practice and Performance.” D.M.A. document, The Ohio State University, 2017. ProQuest# 10645296. 149 pages

McCullough, David Meadows. “Performance and Sylistic Aspects of Horn Quartets by Hindemith, Tippett, Bozza, Heiden, and Reynolds.” D.M.A. diss., University of Georgia. UMI# 91-07212.

McLaughlin, Brian James. “American Horn Making in the Twentieth Century.” D.M.A. Essay, University of Iowa, 1998.

Meyer, Charles Philip. “Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (original composition).” D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1978. UMI# 79-02840.

Michal, Joshua P. “The Expressive Phrasing Concepts of Marcel Tabuteau Applied to Concerto in Eb Major for Horn and Orchestra, K. 417 by W.A. Mozart.” D.M.A. document, The Ohio State University, 2014. UMI# 3672288. 131 pages

Millar, Michael W. “Los Angeles Studio Brass Players.” D.M.A. project, Claremont Graduate University, 1999. UMI#99-32573.

Miller, Brett Edward. “45 Concert Studies on the Themes of Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 2007.  Proquest # 3260376.

Miller, James. “The Life and Works of Jan Vaclav Stich (Giovanni Punto); a Check-list of 18th century Horn Concertos and Players; an Edition for Study and Performance of the Concerto No. VI in E-flat by Giovanni Punto.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1962. UMI# 62-4986.

Misner, Michael Shawn. “A historical and analytical discussion of Reinhold Gliere’s Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 91.” D.M.A. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 2001. UMI# AAT 3008247.

Moody, Gary Edwin. "A Practical Method for the Teaching of Intonation." D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1995. UMI# 95-42101.

Morley, Stephen.  “Articulation, Sound and the Improvising Horn Player.” Post Graduate Certificate of Research Preparation (Arts) at Macquarie University, 2012.

Nelson, Mark. “The Brass Parables of Vincent Persichetti.” D.M.A. diss., Arizona State University, 1985. UMI# 85-14323.

Norman, Lisa.  “An Integrated Approach to the Analysis of Eighteenth-Century Horns.”  Ph.D. thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2013.

O’Connor, Edward. “A Recital and a Study of Paul Hindemith’s Style in his Compositions for Solo French Horn.” Ed.D., Columbia University, 1967. UMI# 67-12700.

Ohlsson, Eric. “The Quintets for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.” D.M.A. diss., Ohio State University, 1980. UMI# 81-00098.

Oliver, Alise. "A Study of Selected Treatments of Performance Anxiety with a Survey of Performance Anxiety among Participants of the 1994 International Horn Symposium." D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1997. UMI# 97-31900.

Oosting, Stephen. “Text-Music Relationships in Benjamin Britten’s ‘Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.’” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1985. UMI# 85-13630.

Ormsby, Verle Alvin, Jr. “John Jacob Graas, Jr.: Jazz Horn Performer, Jazz Composer, and Arranger.” D.A. thesis, Ball State University, 1988. UMI# 89-14102.

Otero, Erica Yvonne. “Beginning horn method book based on the music learning theory of Edwin E. Gordon.” D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 2001. UMI# 3036623.

Peersen, Hild Breien.  "Franz Berwald's Quartet for Piano and Winds: Its historical, stylistic, and social context."  D.M.A. diss., Ohio State University, 2005.  ProQuest #AAT 3160149.

Pettigrew, Lauren Avery. “What’s the Matter with Extended Techniques? Getting Beyond the Stigma in the Horn and Percussion Repertoire.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, College Park
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Pherigo, Johnny Lee. "A Critical Survey of Materials and Practices Related to Teaching the Horn, 1965-1985." D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1986. UMI# 87-01590.

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Pierce, Denise Lyn Root.  “To Artistic Horn Playing: Perfect Legato, Beautiful Sound, Agility, and Musical Expression.”  D.M.A. doc., University of Arizona, 2013.

Piersol, Jon Ross. “The Oettingen-Wallerstein Hofkappelle and its Wind Music.” 2 vols. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. UMI#73-13583.

Pinkow, David. “A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Music for Horn and Piano with Analyses of Representative Works.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 1983. UMI# 84-29928.

Pritchett, Kathleen. “The Career and Legacy of Hornist Joseph Eger: His Solo Career, Recordings, and Arrangements.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2008.  Proquest # 3326819.

Rathke, Donna Rager. “Chamber Music for Piano-Wind Quintet (oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano): A Survey.” D.M.A. Thesis, University of Kentucky, 2003. UMI# 3078404.

Reed, David. “Victor Ewald and the Russian Chamber Brass School.” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1979. UMI# 80-05141.

Rekward, Susan J. “The Horn at the Paris Conservatoire and its Morceaux de Concours to 1996.” M.A. thesis, University of North Texas, 1997. UMI# 13-86000.

Rhoades, Constance Annette. “An Annotated Bibliography of Original Compositions for Clarinet and One Brass Instrument with an in-depth look at three compositions for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano” (Reinecke, Rochberg, Schuller). D.M.A. diss., University of Oklahoma, 1996. UMI# 9623677.

Richards, Patrick James.  “A Pedagogical Guide and Argument for Using the Harmonic Series in Teaching Beginning and Intermediate Level Horn Students.”   D.M.A. diss., University of Southern Mississippi, 2012.

Robbins, Daren.  "Orchestral horn excerpts: A collection of excerpts as they appear in the original parts and performed in context by various orchestras."  D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

Roberts, Richard Lee. “Alec Wilder: Critical Editions of Unpublished Chamber Music for Multiple Horns.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 1999. UMI#99-57110.

Robinson, Margaret Ann. “The History, Use, and Influence of Cor Mixte .” D.M.A. thesis, Univ. of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1998. UMI# 99-05359.

Roche-Wallace, Catherine. “The Six Solo Horn Concerti from the ‘Blutezeit’ of the Oettingen-Wallerstein ‘Hofkapelle’.” D.M.A. diss., University of Memphis, 1997. UMI# 98-07176.

Romano, Christina. “Alec Wilder and the Development of the Trio for Horn, Tuba and Piano.” D.M.A. paper, Arizona State University, 2015. UMI# 3689833. 152 pages

Rooney, Kimberly D.  “Compositional Trends in Solo Horn Works by Horn Performers (1970-2005): A Survey and Catalog.”  D.M.A.  thesis, University of Cincinnati, 2008.  ProQuest #ATT 3327181.

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Russell, Scott.  "The History and Pedagogy of Jacques-François Gallay's Non-Measured Preludes for Horn, op. 27, nos. 21-40."  D.A. diss., Ball State University, 2004.

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Sacchi, Leo. “Studies on the Natural Horn.” M.M. thesis, University of Houston, 1968. UMI# M-1591.

Salemson, Steve.  “Tooting his own Horn: The Life of Lucien Thevet in Social Context.”  M.A. project, Duke University, 1997.

Salisbury, Linda J.  “Twelve Jazz Standards and Improvisations Transcribed and Adapted for Horn.” DMA diss: University of North Texas, 2011.

Sanders, Jocelyn Black. “Horn Duos in the Baroque and Classical Periods with an Emphasis on the Chamber Music of Ludwig van Beethoven.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993. UMI# 9320926.

Saunders, Zachary Ocran. “A Study of Sound Propagation and Studio Recording Techniques for Double Reeds and Horn.” M.M. project, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2015. ProQuest# 10014704. 111 pages

Schaffer, William Robert. “Quartet #4 by Johann David Schwegler: A Performance Edition.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1997.   UMI# 9730019.

Scharnberg, William. “Performance Editions of Four Works for Horn Selected from the Manuscript ‘Katalog Wenster Litteratur I/1-17b.’” D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1977. UMI# 77-28532.

Schaughency, Steven. "The Original Jazz Compositions of Julius Watkins." D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1994.v Schumacher, John. “An Analytical Study of published Unaccompanied Solo Literature for Brass Instruments: 1950-1970.” Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1976. UMI# 77-2497.

Schons, Anthony. “A History of the University of Northern Iowa Horn Choir: 1982-2006.”  University of Northern Iowa McNair Scholars project, 2006.

Schouten, Sarah.  “An Annotated Guide and Interactive Database for Solo Horn Repertoire.”  D.M.A. treatise, Florida State University, 2012.

Schumacher, John. “An Analytical Study of published Unaccompanied Solo Literature for Brass Instruments: 1950-1970.” Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1976.  UMI# 77-2497.

Seiffert, Stephen Lyons.  “Johannes Brahms and the French Horn.”  D.M.A. thesis, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1968.

Shaffer, Rebecca Boehm.  "A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Horn Ensemble Music."  D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 2004. UMI#3158424.

Shannon, Jacqueline Faissal. “Establishing paper-types for manuscript dating purposes: Filigranology, rastrology and their application to ‘HR III 4 1/2 2 427’ and other manuscripts from the Oettingen-Wallerstein Music Collection.” D.M.A. diss., University of Washington, 2000. UMI# AAT 9983545.

Shoemaker, John. “A Selected and Annotated Listing of 20th century Ensembles Published for Three or More Heterogeneous Brass Instruments.” Ed.D. diss., Washington University, 1968. UMI# 69-9009.

Sholtis, Jennifer Ratchford.  "Proven Methods for Developing a Successful Beginning Horn Player."  D.M.A. essay, University of Iowa, 2005.

Slocumb, Brandon Scott. “Causes, Effects, and Solutions to Performance-Related Anxiety: Suggestions for the Teaching of Brass Players.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2009.  Proquest #3355980.

Smith, Charles. “Thea Musgrave’s Horn Concerto.” M.M. thesis, Michigan State University, 1980. UMI# 13-15035.

Smith, John Robert, “Changes in the Musical Treatment of the Brass in 19th century Symphonic and Operatic Composition.” D.M.A. diss., University of Texas-Austin, 1974. UMI# 75-4304.

Smith, Karen Robertson. “An annotated bibliography of works for unaccompanied horn, 1975-1995. D.M.A. diss., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998. UMI# AAT 9918053.

Smith, Nicholas. “The Horn Mute: An Acoustical and Historical Study.” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1980. UMI# 80-19070.

Smith, Patrick Gregory.  "Julius Watkins and the evolution of the jazz French horn genre."  Ph.D. diss., University of Florida, 2005.  ProQuest #AAT 3204487.

Snedeker, Jeffrey L. "Joseph Meifred's 'Method pour le Cor Chromatique ou à Pistons' and Early Valved Horn Performance and Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century France." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991. UMI# 92-11644.

Sorenson, Randall, “Original Repertoire for the American Brass Quintet, 1962-1987: A Guide for Performers and Composers.” D.A. diss., Ball State University, 1998. UMI# 98-25886.

Spence, Marcia. “Carl Nielsen’s Quintet for Winds, Op. 43: A Critical Edition (Lecture Recital).” D.M.A. thesis, University of North Texas, 1995. UMI# 96-12627.

Spidell, Rachel M.
 “Reexamining Richard Strauss’s Second Horn Concerto as a Significant Contribution to Twentieth-Century Music.” M. M. project, California State University, Long Beach, 2017. ProQuest# 10262588. 41 pages

Spinola, Stanley J.  “An Oral History of the Horn in Jazz.”  DMA essay: Univ. of Miami, 2013.

Stark, Nathan. “Approaches for Improving Accuracy on the Horn: A Survey Project.” D.M.A. research paper, Arizona State University, 2009.  Proquest# 3391970.

Starrett, Megan Jane.  “The Role of the Horn in Band Music.”  M.M. Thesis (musicology), University of Kansas, 2009.  Proquest #1467786.

Stevens, Melissa A.  "Marcel Tabuteau.  Pedagogical concepts and practices for teaching musical expressiveness: An oral history."  D.M.A. thesis, Ohio State University, 1999.  UMI#9931680.

Stevens, Paul William.  "Bowings for brass: A visualization tool for horn players."  D.M.A. diss., University of California-Los Angeles, 2000.  UMI#9961663.

Stonestreet, Robert James.  “Historical Developments in Writing for Low Horn.” Ph.D. diss., University of Tasmania, 2014.

Street, Rhonda Elaine.  "Chamber wind transcriptions of selected eighteenth-century Horn Concerti based on an analysis of period wind scoring techniques" [Vivaldi, Telemann, J. Haydn, M. Haydn].  D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 2006.  ProQuest #AAT 3220819.

Suchodolski, Heather Blase.  “Douglas Campbell: American Horn Pedagogue and Performer.”  D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2014.  UMI #3691204.

Swift, Arthur. “Twentieth-century Brass Ensemble Music: A Survey with Analysis of Representative Composers.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1969. UMI# 70-4428.

Taylor, Robert. “A Study of the Concepts of Breathing as Presented in Literature Dealing with Tone Production for Orchestral Brass-Wind Instruments.” Ed.D. diss., Columbia University, 1968. UMI# 69-678.

Terzer, Armin. “Transcribing Symphonic Repertoire for Eight Horns: Principles and Process Leading from Sources of Inspiration to Final Product.” D.M.A. project, Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University), 2011. 337 + 306 pages

Teteris, Melisandra Elizabeth. “The Solo Horn and Organ Tradition: An Analysis of Peteris Vasks’s Musique du Soir.”  M. M. project, California State University, Long Beach, 2016. ProQuest# 10131633. 42 pages

Thayer, Heather Leweise.  “Helen Kotas (1916-2000): A Female Pioneer in Major US Orchestras.”  D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2011.  UMI #3486513.

Thelander, Kristin Pederson. "The Solo Horn Writing of Carl Oestreich (1800-1840) and Critical Editions of Three Works for Horn and Orchestra." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987. UMI# 87-11053.

Thompson, Timothy. “Extended Techniques for the Horn: An Historical Overview with Practical Performance Applications.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1997. UMI# 98-10601.

Thompson, Virginia. “A Comprehensive Performance Project in Horn Literature with an Essay Consisting of a Comparison of Selected Writings on Melodic Interpretation.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1987. UMI# 87-21466.

Tung, Margaret. “Dale Clevenger: Performer and Teacher.” D.M.A. document, The Ohio State University, 2009.  Proquest# 3393277.

Tunnell, Michael. “Selected Trumpet Excerpts from Brass Quintets by Ingolf Dahl, Gunther Schuller, Alvin Etler, and Jan Bach; and a Bibliography of Brass Quintets written by American Composers from 1938 to 1980.” D.M.A. diss., University of Southern Mississippi, 1982. UMI# 83-11085.

Ulmer, Marissa L.  “Bibliography of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Chamber Works for Voice, Horn, and Piano with Selected Annotations.”  D.M.A. dissertation, West Virginia University, 2006.

Van Ess, Donald. “The Stylistic Evolution of the English Brass Ensemble.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 1963. UMI# 63-6645.

Van Norman, Clarendon. “The French Horn: Its Use and Development in Musical Literature.” Ed.D. diss., Columbia University, 1965. UMI# 65-11714.

Viejou, Sarah D.
 “A Comprehensive Performance Project in Horn Literature, With an Essay: Selected Handel Vocal Arias Repurposed as Horn Repertoire.” M.M. project, University of Lethbridge, 2015. ProQuest# 1601620. 236 pages

Walshe, Robert. The horn and Richard Strauss: Selected aspects of the horn concertos; the influence of the natural horn. D.M. diss., Fairfax University, 1988. UMI# LD01315.

Watkins, David Hugh. “Teaching Baroque Style Characteristics through Solo Literature for the Horn.” D.M.thesis, Indiana University, 1985.

Whaley, David. “The Microtonal Capability of the Horn.” D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1975. UMI# 76-7010.

Wilson, Cecil. “Berlioz’ Use of Brass Instruments.” Ph.D. diss., Case Western Reserve University, 1971. UMI# 71-22867.

Winter, Angela K. “Using Baroque Vocal Music to Introduce Horn Students to the Musical Concepts of Expression, Articulation, Phrasing, and Tempo
.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2014. UMI# 3691210. 149 pages

Woods, Tiffany Blake.  “A Preparation Guide to Horn Excerpts from the Concert Band Literature.”  D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009.  UMI #3393182.

Woodward, Kristin. “John Barrows and His Contributions to the Horn Literature.” D.M.A. Treatise, Florida State University, 2016. ProQuest# 10120722. 48 pages

Worley, Justin Kendall.  “An Annotated  Bibliography of Music for Horn, Tuba and Piano.”  D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2014.  UMI #3673076. 

Wright, Derek Justin.  “Songs of Mendelssohn and Schubert Transcribed by Friedrich Gumpert: A New Edition and Recording.”  D.M.A. paper, Arizona State University, 2010.  UMI #3410568.

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Yeh, Guan-Lin.  “Concerto for Two Horns in E-flat Major Attributed to Joseph Haydn: A New Arrangement for Wind Ensemble.”  D.M.A. research project, University of Arizona, 2011.


The IHS Archive

sibley2Hosted by the Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY USA.

The IHS Archive is a repository for documents and memorabilia exclusively related to the history and development of the IHS. It is located at the Eastman School of Music. The Sibley Music Library, serving the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, is the largest music library affiliated with any college or university in the United States, with total resources of over a half-million items. As such, the Library offers vast resources for performance and historical research.

The IHS Archive Collection housed at the Sibley Music Library consists of documentation pertaining to the IHS itself (records, publications, membership directories, and photographs) and special donated material.

A thesis by Dr. Fred R. Ehnes - A Guide to the Archive of the International Horn Society 1969-1977 at the Alexander M. Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie Indiana - describes all aspects of the collection. This thesis, as well over ninety others, is available through the IHS Thesis Lending Library

The IHS Archive and the IHS Thesis Lending Library can be useful to researchers seeking resource material. In the IHS Archive there is some other material for several possible topics: biographical studies of Max Pottag, Carl Geyer, Wendell Hoss, Barry Tuckwell, Alfred Brain, and American hornists since 1920; a comprehensive history of the society; collecting valuable information from taped lectures and narratives by Willem Valkeneir, Wendell Hoss and Max Hess; and the translation into English of numerous articles and letters.

The Archive is not open to the general public. Researchers will need to contact an Eastman librarian or Prof. Peter Kurau to arrange an appointment. See The Horn Call Vol. XV, Number 2 for more information.

Bylaws

Revised June 2000

Article I

Name

The name of this society shall be the International Horn Society

Article II

Purpose

The purpose of this society shall be to promote musical education with particular reference to the horn, and in pursuit thereof to carry on activities described in paragraph 5 of the Articles of Incorporation of the International Horn Society.

Article III

Membership

Section 1. Membership in the Society shall be open to all persons and institutions with a special interest in the horn.

Section 2. Members shall pay annual dues as assessed by the Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as the “Advisory Council”) [See Article X, Section I], which shall be used to defray expenses of the Society.

Section 3. There shall be five types of members: (a) Club Membership, (b) Regular Membership, (c) Honorary Membership, (d) Life Membership, (e) Non-voting Membership, and other such types of membership as desired.

Section 4. Honorary members may be nominated at any time by any member in good standing and may be elected to honorary status upon receiving a two-thirds majority vote of the Advisory Council.

Article IV

Officers

Section 1. The elected officers of the Society shall be the President, Vice-President, and the Secretary/Treasurer. Officers shall be elected in even-numbered years by the Advisory Council at the Annual Meeting, shall be chosen from among the elected membership of the Council, and shall be allowed to serve for no more than two consecutive terms. Vacancies shall be filled by vote of the Advisory Council for unexpired terms. The office of Secretary/Treasurer may be separated into two offices at the discretion of the Advisory Council, separation of duties to be decided at that time.

Section 2. Term of office for the elected officers shall be for two years. The elected officers shall serve on the Advisory Council by reason of office.

Section 3. The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Society and shall in general supervise the business and affairs of the Society. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society, shall sign any contracts and other instruments which the Advisory Council has authorized to be executed, and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and other such duties as may be prescribed by the Advisory Council. The President shall have the authority to deposit and withdraw funds of the Society in the event that the Secretary/Treasurer or the delegated Executive Secretary is unable to do so.

Section 4. The Vice President shall act in the absence of the President, shall counsel with the President, and shall accept other such responsibilities and assignments as the President or the Advisory Council may request. In the event of the permanent inability of the President to serve, the Vice President shall succeed to the office of President for the remainder of the current term.

Section 5. The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Society, shall be responsible for all membership communications and procedures, and be the custodian of the past records of the Society and responsible for their inclusion in the official Archives. He/she will also administer regional workshop funds and communicate with the Executive Secretary on budgetary matters. Funds may be withdrawn by checks signed by the Secretary/ Treasurer or the President and the Executive Secretary. The Secretary/Treasurer shall administer such other duties as may be assigned by the Advisory Council.

Section 6. Nominees for any office must be members of the International Horn Society in good standing during their term of office. Termination of membership in the Society shall also constitute termination of office.

Article V

Executive Secretary

Section 1. The Executive Secretary shall be hired by and serve at the discretion of the Advisory Council.

Section 2. The duties and salary of the Executive Secretary shall be decided upon by majority vote of the Advisory Council and shall be reviewed each year.

Section 3. The Executive Secretary shall fulfill all duties as delegated by the officers, the Editor, and the Advisory Council, and shall be responsible to those who have so delegated. These duties include, but are not limited to controlling and maintaining a current computerized listing of the total membership of the Society, preparing the Membership Directory, being responsible for the receipt and disbursement of all income and expenditures of the Society, maintaining accurate records of all fiscal transactions, making formal financial reports at all meetings of the Society, depositing funds of the Society at depositories approved by the Council, and having all financial accounts audited as needed.

Article VI

Advisory Council

Section 1. The Advisory Council shall consist of 15 elected members. The term of office for the 15 elected members shall be three years, with one-third of the members elected each year.

Section 2. Nine members of the Advisory Council shall be elected by the members of the Society. Nominations for the elected members shall be made through the Executive Secretary, who shall solicit nominations from all the members of the Society. Individuals may not nominate themselves for a position on the Advisory Council ballot. Nominations must be received by December 1, ballots distributed by March 1, and all ballots returned by April 15 of each year. The three nominees receiving the largest number of votes shall be declared elected.

Section 3. Six members of the Advisory Council shall be elected by the Advisory Council. A slate of nominees shall be presented by an Advisory Council nominating committee to the Advisory Council no later than the annual meeting. The two nominees receiving the largest number of votes shall be declared elected.

Section 4. No elected member may serve continuously for more than two consecutive terms. Those who have served two consecutive terms shall stand off of the Advisory Council for a period of three years before becoming eligible for Advisory Council nomination. Vacancies may be filled by a majority vote of the Advisory Council for unexpired terms.

Section 5. The Advisory Council shall be responsible for carrying out the aims and purposes of the Society and determining Society policy. It shall have ultimate and final charge in management of Society affairs excepting certain matters pertaining to the Annual Workshop. (see Article XII)

Section 6. The Advisory Council shall receive and act upon recommendations and reports of the officers and official committees of the Society.

Section 7. One-third of the elected members of the Advisory Council at a meeting duly assembled shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority of Council members present at such a meeting shall be an act of the Council.

Section 8. In the event of the absence of both the President and the Vice President at a meeting of the Society, the members of the Council present shall elect a chairman pro tempore to preside over the meeting.

Section 9. The Advisory Council by a two-thirds vote may remove from office any officer who is unable to attend meetings and/or is unable to administer the duties of the office when, in the opinion of the Council, the effectiveness of the Society is impaired.

Section 10. Members of the Advisory Council and Officers of the Society shall hold office until 30 June or until a successor is duly elected and installed in office.

Article VII

Editor

Section 1. The Editor of The Horn Call, Journal of the International Horn Society, shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the elected members of the Advisory Council. At the discretion of the Council such editorial assistance as deemed necessary by the Editor may be appointed. The Editor shall have the sole responsibility for the preparation, content, publication, and mailing of The Horn Call.

Section 2. In executing the responsibility for publication of the Journal, the Editor shall procure approval of the Advisory Council on matters pertaining to the costs of publication and mailing. The Executive Secretary shall be responsible for the handling of such costs.

Section 3. The Editor, together with such assistant editors as are approved by the Advisory Council, shall be designated collectively as the Editorial Board of The Horn Call.

Article VIII

Meetings

Section 1. A general meeting of the International Horn Society shall be held annually in conjunction with an Annual Horn Workshop for the purpose of conducting such business as may be referred to membership by the Advisory Council. Each member in good standing may vote in person or by proxy and shall be entitled to one vote.

Section 2. Active members may propose new business to the Advisory Council. Such proposals must be submitted in writing to the President or the Secretary no later than 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Society.

Section 3. The Advisory Council shall hold one or more meetings, as deemed necessary during the annual Horn Workshop.

Section 4. Special meetings of the Advisory Council may be called by any member of the Advisory Council upon approval by majority vote of the Council. Calls for special meetings of the Council and the purposes of such meetings shall be issued by the President.

Section 5. The officers shall constitute the Executive Committee. Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by any officer. Calls for such Executive Committee meetings and purposes of such meetings shall be issued by the President. Interim actions of the Executive Committee shall be subject to confirmation by the Advisory Council.

Section 6. Necessary Advisory Council business may be conducted by mail or by telephone, when appropriate, in lieu of a formal meeting.

Article IX

Standing Committees

Section 1. The President shall be empowered to appoint such standing committees as deemed necessary by the Council for the support of the aims and purposes of the Society.

Section 2. The members of such standing committees shall be appointed from the membership of the Society. Each such committee shall be composed of not less than three persons, with the President designating one such appointee as Chairman.

Section 3. The President shall be an ex officio member of all committees, excluding the Nominating Committee.

Article X

Dues and Receipt of Gifts

Section 1. The Advisory Council shall determine the amount or amounts of annual dues (stated in U.S. dollars) and shall publish its decision no less than 30 days in advance of the set date upon which such dues are payable.

Section 2. Dues are payable at any time of year; the Executive Secretary renews memberships upon receipt of dues.

Section 3. The President or presidential designee may accept financial or other gifts in the name of the Society with the approval of the Advisory Council. Such gifts shall be used at the discretion of the Advisory Council consistent with the aims and purposes of the Society.

Section 4. No part of the net earnings of the Society shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the Society shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposed set forth herein.

Section 5. The fiscal year for the International Horn Society shall end on December 31 of each year.

Article XI

Publications

Section 1. The official publications of the Society shall be The Horn Call: Journal of the International Horn Society.

Section 2. The Horn Call shall be published up to four times per year and may include, but not be limited to, articles dealing with the horn, general news items of the horn world, reviews of horn music and recordings, and advertisements.

Section 3. The Advisory Council may authorize additional publication projects consistent with the purpose of the Society.

Section 4. A Directory of all Society members, with their complete addresses, shall be published annually. The Executive Secretary shall provide the Editor of The Horn Call with directory information, and the Editor shall be responsible for the publication and distribution of the Membership Directory.

Article XII

Horn Workshops

Section 1. A horn workshop shall be held annually at a host institution. Invitations to sponsor a workshop shall be submitted in writing to the Advisory Council and shall include a detailed description of facilities available, a listing of costs to the general participants who might participate, and proposed dates.

Section 2. The Advisory Council shall select host institutions for future workshops and shall announce its decision to the Society at the earliest possible time.

Section 3. The International Horn Society and the institution sponsoring a workshop shall jointly assume financial responsibility for the workshop, and they shall develop plans for the administration and efficient operation of the workshop. The following regulations must be adhered to:

    A. The host institution shall provide for the meeting(s) of the Advisory Council within the workshop schedule.

    B. Neither party shall enter into any financial negotiations or contracts with any commercial organizations for the purpose of defraying part or all the expenses of horn workshop artists. The only exception to this regulation shall be in securing commercial or other support to pay the honorarium and expenses of one small ensemble for each workshop.

    C. The aims and purposes of the Society shall not be compromised.

Section 4. The President shall name a Workshop Coordinator each year to assist and act as liaison between the host institution and the Advisory Council.

Article XIII

Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Society in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws or any special rules of order the Society may adopt.

Article XIV

Amendments

Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended at any official meeting of the Society by a two-thirds votes, provided that notice of any proposal to amend is given previous to that meeting.

Section 2. Amendments proposed by the Advisory Council or by a petition signed by at least two percent of the Society's membership may be presented by mail ballot to the membership for action.

Article XV

Ratification

These Bylaws shall be ratified by an affirmative vote of members of the Society in good standing within 60 days after the date of publication.

Commissions

IHS Major Commission Initiative

At the 2013 International Symposium the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society created a new fund. The purpose of the fund is to raise money consistently over the years, to assist the Society in periodically funding major works for Horn from world renown composers. Starting the fund now will enable the Society to have access to funds as they go forward with any major commission contracts.

This initiative formalizes a longstanding goal of the society, to encourage the composition of major horn works by international composers of the first rank. In 1999, the first commission of this type was completed, resulting in Beyond Autumn: Poem for Horn and Orchestra, by Joseph Schwantner.

The Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund

This fund was established by the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society in 1989. Meir Rimon (1946-1991) was Principal Horn of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and served three terms as Vice-President of the International Horn Society. In memory of our esteemed colleague who had a positive effect on many performers, composers, and audiences around the world, the fund was renamed in his honor in 1992. An annually updated list of works that have been supported by the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund may be found below.

The purpose of this fund is to encourage new and significant compositions that feature the horn by offering needed financial assistance to qualified IHS members. Compositions of modest difficulty are particularly encouraged. Awards are granted by the Advisory Council of the IHS, which has sole discretion in the administration of this fund. The fund has a total of $8,000 available annually, but the Advisory Council reserves the right to offer less or more than this amount depending on the nature and merit of the proposed and selected projects.

All applications should be submitted electronically to the MEIR RIMON COMMISSIONING ASSISTANCE PORTAL beginning January 1, 2022

Guidelines:

  • The grant request must be from an IHS member in good standing using the official online application form.
  • No more than three commissions will be granted to an individual composer within a ten-year period.
  • No more than four funding requests will be granted to an individual IHS member within a ten-year period.
  • Pieces, which receive funding from the IHS Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund, may not be entered in the IHS Composition Contest.
  • Attach the composer’s current resume, including previous compositions, commissions, awards or recognitions that demonstrate the composer’s creative 
abilities.
  • A brief narrative must be included with this application supporting the significance of this commission, the intended date of completion for the composition, the instrumentation and length of the composition, and the role that the applicant intends to take in the premiere performance and promotion of the commission.
  • Electronic Applications: All applications should be submitted electronically to the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance application (coming soon).
  • All electronic applications should be in either MS-Word or PDF format. All Application files will not be returned and will become the property of the International Horn Society.
  • Composers selected for the Meir Rimon Grant, need to complete the composition within 2 years.  Then the award will be paid upon completion.
  • Deadline for Applications is May 15, 2022.

Dr. Randall Faust
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Chair, IHS Commissioning Assistance Program

NOTE: Applications for funding will be taken beginning in January of 2022.
NOTE: Previous Rimon award recipients may not enter that piece in the IHS Composition Contest.


Past Commissions Assisted by the Meir Rimon Fund

Dr. Rose Valby has compiled a "Quick Look" introduction to many of the compositions that were created with support from the Meir Rimon Fund.

Completed works that were supported by grants from the Rimon fund include the following (year reflects the year the grant was awarded, not the year of completion of the work):

2020
Olli Virtaperko, Concerto  (natural horn and baroque orchestra)
Chia-Lin Pan, "a work for two horns and piano, based on and around Taiwanese musical themes"
Shawn E. Okpebholo, Wunlit (unaccompanied horn)
Chris Neiner, Trio (violin, horn and piano)
Eric Wubbels, A Horn Trio (Horn, Violin, and Piano)
Jacob Miller Smith, "A composition for prepred horn and live electronics"
Alyssa Weinberg, “a composition for Two Horns and Piano based on the poem THE HOUSE by Warsan Shire”

2018
Andrew Phillips, Harrowing Sky (trumpet, horn, piano)
Barbara York, Personalities (horn, Euphonium, tuba)
Thomas Bough, Alloy 7645 (horn quartet)
Ken Davies, Crystal Kaleidoscope (horn and vibraphone)
Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Diffusion (horn quartet)
James Naigus, Empyrean Skies (violin, horn, and piano)
Andrew Sigler, To See the Starlings (horn octet)
Jeremy Thurlow, Crooked Consort, (concerto for natural horn and string quartet)

2017
Glen Cortese, Serenata Notturna (horn, trombone, piano, and percussion)
Fernando Morais, Mosaico No. 3 (horn and piano)
Corrado Saglietti, Trio di Velluto (horn, Euphonium, and tuba)
Octavio Vazquez, What a Circus! (horn, tuba, and piano)

2016
Eric Guinivan, Shenandoah Fanfares (solo horn with horn quartet)
Douglas Hill, Returning Home (solo Alphorn and two horns)
Douglas Hill, Three Solo Pieces (Alphorn or natural horn)
James Naigus, Spectra (horn, trombone, piano)
Nick Norton, Gone to the Other Shore (Wagner tuba or horn and tape)
Tyler Ogilvie, Realm’s End (trumpet, horn, bass trombone)
Michael Thurber, Jam Session (horn and piano)

2015
Paul Basler, Passages (horn, flute, piano)
Chase Dobson, Horn Concertino (horn and chamber orchestra, with piano reduction)
Chris Fischer-Lochhead, Sunsetting (19 horns)
Josh Oxford, Trio (flute, electronic horn, percussion)
Tomi Räisänen, Smash!t (Solo horn + ensemble [flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, electronics])
Philip Spaeth, Quintet for Winds (woodwind quintet)

2014
Gary Schocker, In Arkadia (horn and harp)
Andrew Wolfe, Triptych (horn, trombone, and piano)
Kerry Turner, Couperin Variations "La Bandoline" (horn and piano)
Mark Goodenberger, Brave Wind (horn and field drum)
Dan Welcher, Spring Music (woodwind quintet)

2013
Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Double Concerto (two horns and chamber orchestra)
Michael Daugherty, Prayer (two horns and piano or four horns)
Tomi Raisanen, Väki (horn and tape+live electronics)
Rory Merritt Stitt, Folk Songs from a Fantasia (horn and piano)

2012
Paul Ferguson, Table for Three at Chez Janou (horn, bass trombone, and piano)
Bruce H. Frazier, Collage (horn and piano)
Glenn James, Pastoralia (horn and piano)
Elizabeth Knudson, Alchemy (horn, cello, and piano)
Andre Mehmari, Music for Horn and Piano (horn and piano)
James Naigus, Beale Suite (horn quartet)

2011
Lydia Busler-Blais, Lanterns (horn, flute, piano)
David Cronin, Thrashing the Siren (horn, harpsichord, string bass, percussion)
Timothy Davis, Sonata for Horn and Percussion (horn and percussion)
Johanna Eranko, Finite (solo horn)
Frank Newton, Savannah Vistas (horn, marimba, vibraphone)
Charles Ruggiero, Early Berlin (horn, clarinet, piano)
Jeremy Schreifels, Morningside (horn, piano, drumset)
Andrew Wolfe, The Cave of Souls (horn and piano)

2010
Adam Berndt, Quintet No. 1 (horn and string quartet)
Anthony DiLorenzo, Phoenix (horn and piano)
Mark Olivero, Thunor's Gate (horns and live electronics)

2009
Johanna Murphy, Sonata for Horn and Piano (horn and piano)
Jess Turner, Last Dances of Prospero (horn quartet)
Jeff Myers, L'Histoire de Rimbaud (horn, tenor voice, and piano)
Matthew Saunders, South Africa (horn and marimba)

2008
Isadora Zebeljan, Dance of Wooden Sticks (horn and strings)
Kai Nieminen, Ancient Songs... (Dreaming of Queen of Sheba) (horn and harp/piano)

2007

Daniel Barta, As the Sparks Fly Upward (horn and piano)
John Clark, Fakes and Snakes (clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello)

2006
Karen Griebling, Suite (horn and piano)
Stanley Glasser, Two for Erik (horn octet with African Instruments)
Justinian Tamusuza, Okukoowoola Kw'Ekkondeere  (solo horn)
Carson Cooman, Moon Shards, op 700 (horn, trumpet, alto sax, percussion, piano)

2005
Scott Watson, Concert Piece (horn and concert band)
Charles Rochester Young, Callings (horn quartet)
Raymond Chase, Contradictions (two horns and piano)

2004

Alla Sirenko, Sea Mosaics (double concerto)
Hugh Chandler, Suite (horn quartet)
Robert Rumbelow, Hive (horn choir)
Kerry Turner, Scorpion in the Sand (horn, cello, piano)

2003
Brad Bodine, Rhapsody (horn and percussion)
Andrea Clearfield, Into the Falcon's Eye (two horns and piano)
Paul Basler, Canciones (horn and piano)
Perttu Haapanen, Prism (solo horn)

2002

Eric Ewazen, Woodland Quartet (horn quartet)

2001

Jennifer Margaret Baker, Red Sky at Night (horn, oboe, and piano)

1998
Steven Winteregg, Blue Soliloquy (solo horn)
Michael Kallstrom, Around the Clock (horn and orchestra)

1997
David Maslanka, Sea Dreams (two horns and wind orchestra)

1996
Stanley Friedman, Jerusalem Fugue (horn and string quartet or string orchestra)
Yehudi Wyner, Horn trio (horn, violin, piano)

1995

James Woodman, Chamber Sonata II (horn and organ)

1994

David Maslanka, Sonata (horn and piano)

1993

Kerry Turner, Six Lives of Jack McBride (horn, violin, tenor voice, and piano)

1992
Todd Barton, Apogee (woodwind quintet)

1991
Thomas Benjamin, Horn! (horn and piano)
Verne Reynolds, Trio (horn, oboe, and piano)
Jean-Michel Damase, Trio (horn, oboe, and piano)
David Sampson, Sonata Forty (horn and piano)

IHS Online Music Library

The IHS Advisory Council is expanding the mission and accessibility of the IHS Manuscript Press to become an online music service. The new mission is the following:

  • To offer a means of disseminating works recognized as prize winners and honorable mentions of the IHS Composition Contest.
  • To expand offerings that reflect the varying interests and abilities of IHS members.
More information TBA.

IHS Awards and Performance Contests

Before completing any application, read this information; it applies to all IHS Awards and Contest Programs.

Applications for IHS awards and contests are available online or by contacting the IHS Executive Director. Send completed applications to the IHS Executive Director, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by completing an online application.

The preferred language for applications is English; however, applicants whose native language is not English may submit applications in their native language, with an English translation. Outside assistance in completing this translation is acceptable. Versions in both languages must be submitted.

Recorded materials must be in MP3 Audio. Other formats may be converted for transmission to the judges but may lose quality in the process.

First prize winners of IHS awards and performance contests are not eligible to participate in the same award or contest again. All awards must be used in the year they are awarded. If an award includes IHS membership and the winner is already a member, the membership is extended.

The International Horn Society reserves the right to cancel competitions or withhold one or more awards if, in the opinion of the judges, conditions warrant such action.

Barry Tuckwell Award

The Barry Tuckwell Award was established in 1997 to honor the IHS Founding President and is designed to encourage and support worthy horn students as they pursue education and performance opportunities by attending and participating in masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Application deadline December 15, 2021.

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IHS Premier Soloist Competition

The purpose of this competition is to nurture and develop the great horn soloists of the future. All finalists are expected to pay for travel to the Symposium and register as a participant. Application deadline TBA

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Frizelle Orchestral Audition Contests

The Dorothy Frizelle Memorial Fund (biography here) was established in her memory to support the study of orchestral horn playing at IHS workshops.

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The Jon Hawkins Memorial Award

Jon Hawkins (biography here) was a Life Member of the IHS, just starting his career as a professional musician when he met his death in a traffic accident. His parents, Neil and Runa Hawkins, established this award as a memorial to their son. A biography of Jon Hawkins appears on page 108 in the October 1992 issue of The Horn Call.

This award encourages the attendance of deserving, highly motivated horn students at the annual IHS symposiums, where they can be intensely exposed to state-of-the-art levels of performance, pedagogy, equipment, and resources. Application deadline TBA.

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Paul Mansur Award

This award, named for the longtime Editor of The Horn Call, Emeritus Dean, and IHS Honorary Member, Paul Mansur. It provides opportunities for full-time students attending the IHS international symposium to receive a lesson from a world renowned artist or teacher. Application deadline TBA.

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About the IHS

The International Horn Society (IHS) was formed in June 1970 at the Second International Horn Workshop in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. We are an organization dedicated to performance, teaching, composition, research, and the preservation and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.

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Artists and hosts at the First International Horn Workshop in 1969. From left to right: Joseph White, Wendell Hoss,
Arthur Berv, James Chambers, Anton Horner, Carl Geyer, Max Pottag, Barry Tuckwell, Philip Farkas and William Robinson.

The First Annual French Horn Workshop was held at Florida State University in 1969. At the opening General Session prominent horn personalities present included Arthur Berv, James Chambers, Philip Farkas, Carl Geyer, Anton Horner, Wendell Hoss, Max Pottag, and Barry Tuckwell (John Barrows arrived later in the week.).

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Some of the founding members in 1970
It was during the second symposium that the idea was suggested for an international organization of horn players. An organizing committee later declared the IHS "founded" and elected the first officers of the IHS: Barry Tuckwell, President; Wendell Hoss, Vice-President; Norman Schweikert, Secretary-Treasurer. Harold Meek was later appointed as the first editor of The Horn Call.

The IHS has over 3500 members from 55 countries around the globe, including internationally renowned touring artists, symphony musicians, university teachers, students, horn designers/builders, composers, music libraries, music publishers, and amateur players of all ages and walks of life. The society has something to offer every horn player and enthusiast.

Our aims and goals

The purpose of this society shall be to promote musical education with particular reference to the horn. In pursuit of its aims and purposes, the Society and its members:

  1. Hold and encourage workshops, lectures, and seminars open to the public.
  2. Publish a Journal consisting of materials appropriate to the horn, as well as periodic newsletters and membership lists.
  3. Encourage the awarding of grants and scholarships to competition winners.
  4. Encourage composers and arrangers to write music featuring the horn.
  5. Foster competitions for and the commissioning of new repertoire featuring the Horn.
  6. Establish and foster an Archives/Research Facility pertaining to the IHS.
  7. Establish close working relationships with music teachers.
  8. Present honors and recognition for distinctive service relating to the horn.

The International Horn Society recommends that HORN be recognized as the correct name for our instrument in the English language. [From the Minutes of the First General Meeting, June 15, 1971, Tallahassee, Florida USA]

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