Online Advertising

Advertising is available on the section of the IHS website and in the "Updates from the IHS" newsletter emailed every two weeks to approximately 1000 subscribers. All ad positions are made available on a first come - first served basis. Ads function as links to a single URL of the advertiser’s choosing, which will open in a new window or tab of the visitor’s browser. Payment is due on first day of quarterly fiscal cycles: 1 January, 1 April, 1 July, 1 October. An online invoice will be emailed to you. PayPal or credit card through PayPal are the preferred methods of payment. Thirty day notice in advance of fiscal quarter is required in order to cancel this advertising contract.

Payment must be received within 10 days of booking to guarantee your space. Ads will not be placed on the site or in the newsletter until payment has been received in full. Ad image files should be emailed to as soon as possible after payment has been made, and a minimum of 10 days before its display is to begin.

All rates are based upon advertiser providing ready to use files in jpg, gif or png format. Website banners should be 700x60 pixels and sidebar ads should be 200x200 pixels. Updates Newsletter banners are 480x60 pixels and sidebar ads are 165x165 pixels. Horn and More banners should be 560x75 pixels. Files that do not meet the technical specifications will be assessed a one time $30 re-design fee to be paid in advance. Ads may be created by us from supplied artwork for a cost of $35 per hour. Images/artwork for annual banners may be updated quarterly. Design costs remain as stated above. Images/artwork for quarterly banners may not be changed during the advertising period unless the change is agreed to by the IHS Website Manager.

Quarterly Advertising Rates for website ads, effective January 1, 2022

Prices shown are for 100% of page views. Advertisers may choose increments of 5%.

Page, Position and Percentage of Pageviews Options

Page Banner Sidebar
HPN Front Page $551.25 $330.75
Classifieds $661.50 $385.88
Section Listings $220.50 $137.81
Teachers Database $220.50 $137.81
Online Music Sales $82.69 N/A
Updates Newsletter $203.96 $137.81
HornZone $82.69 N/A
News  $82.69 N/A
Assistantships $82.69 N/A
Community Directory $82.69 N/A
Forum N/A $55.13
Performance Jobs N/A $55.13
All Pages $2,149.88 $1,157.63
Horn and More
(one-time placement labeled "paid advertisement")
$82.69 N/A

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The International Horn Society is a global horn community. We celebrate diversity and exercise tolerance, and we are here to offer support, resources, and inspiration. Views expressed by individual members of the IHS do not necessarily reflect our values and aims of the society as a whole.


To contact us:

International Horn Society
PO Box 5486
Toledo, OH 43613
Phone: 1-419-279-5768

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.

Friendship Project

The IHS Friendship Project offers adjusted 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

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

Check for Friendship Project adjustment 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.

Legal Information

Contact Information:

International Horn Society
PO Box 5486
Toledo, OH 43613
Phone: 1-419-279-5768

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)

IHS Online Music Library

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