Amendment #7: to Article XII - Horn Workshops/Symposia
Section 1. A horn workshop/symposium shall be held annually at a host institution. Invitations to sponsor a workshop/symposium shall be submitted in writing for approval by 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 3. B. Featured Artists for the Symposium shall be approved by a Standing Committee. No financial negotiations or contracts for the purpose of defraying expenses of specific workshop Featured Artists shall be made before Committee approval of Featured Artist Roster. Financial support for artists, ensembles, and venues may be secured from outside sources as allowed by the contract between the International Horn Society and the host institution. Symposium Guidelines in place at the time the symposium is selected.
RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: These changes are editorial, to reflect current practices more accurately. The Annual Workshop/Symposium Requirements (formerly Symposium Guidelines) form the basis for any symposium contract.
Amendment #6: to Article XI - Publications
Section 1. The official print publication of the Society shall be The Horn Call: Journal of the International Horn Society.
Section 4. A Directory of all Directory information of Society members, with their complete addresses, shall be made available to members published annually. Complete lists of all members with their contact information shall be archived annually.
RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: These changes reflect current realities – The Horn Call is not the only publication we have, but is the official PRINT publication, and the IHS Directory is now available online and updated more frequently, but is still archived on an annual basis.
Amendment #5: to Article X - Dues and Receipt of Gifts
Section 2. Dues are payable at any time of year; the Executive Director renews memberships upon receipt of dues oversees processing of memberships upon receipt of dues.
RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Processing of memberships now is the responsibility of the Membership Coordinator, but the Executive Director is still ultimately responsible for ensuring the payments are processed. The use of “oversight” also leaves room for changes in processing procedures in the future, if desired.
Amendment #3: Article VI (Advisory Council) Section 1:
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. Advisory Council members must represent IHS values.
*These are the activities described in paragraph 5 of the Articles of Incorporation of the IHS:
- Hold and encourage workshops, lectures, and seminars open to the public (i.e., members and non-members) for instruction in the art, science, and techniques of horn playing and teaching.
- Publishing a Journal consisting of materials appropriate to the horn as well as periodic newsletters and membership lists.
- Encourage the awarding of grants and scholarships to competition winners and other worthy applicants, members and non-members being eligible for such awards.
- Encourage composers and arrangers to write and make available to or for the benefit of the public at large music featuring the horn.
- Foster competitions for and the commissioning of new repertoire featuring the horn which may be made available to or for the benefit of the public at large.
- Establish and foster an Archives/Research Facility open to the public for the purpose of providing an extensive collection of materials pertaining to the horn and horn playing.
- Establish close working relationships with music teachers for the purpose of assisting in the identification and instruction of musicians as horn players.
- Present honors and recognition for distinctive service relating to the horn.
Amendment #2: Article III (Membership) Section 4:
Honorary members may be nominated at any time by any member in good standing, must represent IHS values, and may be elected to honorary status upon receiving a two-thirds majority vote of the Advisory Council.
Amendment #4: to Article VIII - Meetings
Section 6. Necessary Advisory Council business may be conducted by mail or by telephone any means which allows participation by the full council, when appropriate, in lieu of a formal meeting.
RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: We are no longer limited to mail and telephone as the means of communication.