Amendment #1: to 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 three years. The elected officers shall serve on the Advisory Council by reason of office.

RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: This change is proposed at the suggestion of past officers to allow for more time in office to fully understand the potential for the position, and to complete projects, etc. The effect of extending time in office past elected/appointed terms is minimal – at most, time in office could be extended two years, to a maximum of eight years on the AC. There would be an effect on the number of positions open each year, but that is already the case. If passed, this will go into effect with the next election of officers.

2014 Elections

IHS members may vote using either the mail-in ballot enclosed in the February issue of The Horn Call OR by voting on this website (please vote by paper OR electronic ballot - NOT both).

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Proposal to Amend the IHS Bylaws

At its annual meeting in August 2013 at the IHS international symposium in Memphis, Tennessee, the IHS Advisory Council passed several proposals to assist hosts in the financial funding of international symposia. One of these proposals requires an amendment to the IHS Bylaws. The proposed amendment change language is presented below, and members are asked to vote FOR or AGAINST this change. Text to be deleted is indicated in strike-through; text to be added is indicated in bold.


Article XII - Horn Workshops
Section 3(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. 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. Financial support for artists, ensembles, and venues may be secured from outside sources as allowed by the Symposium Guidelines in place at the time the symposium is selected.

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Advisory Council Election

As you review the nominees listed below, consider the duties and responsibilities of the position. The Advisory Council (AC) is responsible for carrying out the aims and purposes of the Society, determines the policies and budget allocations for IHS programs, and elects additional AC members. AC members work via email, phone, and fax throughout the year and attend annual meetings at the international workshop.

The following individuals (listed alphabetically) have been nominated to serve a term on the IHS Advisory Council beginning after the 2014 international symposium. Vote for up to three nominees on the postcard found in the February issue of The Horn Call or on this page by electronic ballot. Votes submitted by any other means, including email, will not be accepted. Ballots (either card or electronic) must be received by April 15, 2014. Click on each name for a short biography.

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Young-Yul Kim

Young-Yul Kim graduated Seoul High School of Arts and Seoul National University, earned a Master’s degree from Temple University and a Doctor of Musical Arts (and Performer’s Certificate) from Eastman School of Music. With the Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and with Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, he toured Germany, the USA, and Canada, as a Principal Horn. Mr. Kim has performed recitals in the USA, Korea and Japan. He is a Punto Award recipient. Mr. Kim has appeared as a soloist with KBS Symphony, Seoul Chamber Orchestra, Pusan Philharmonic, Seoul Symphony, and Seoul Art Orchestra among others. He also served as Co-principal Horn of the KBS Symphony, as Acting -principal of Puchon Philharmonic and is a member of Korean Aulos Wind Quintet and Seoul Brass Quintet. He serves as a Professor and Dean of the College of Music at Seoul National University where he has been teaching horn and leading the SNU Wind Ensemble since 1994. (Kim has served one partial term on the Advisory Council: 2013-14)

Jeff Nelsen

Jeff Nelsen, a Canadian hornist, has thrilled and inspired audiences and students around the world for over 20 years. He toured and recorded for eight years with Canadian Brass, has performed recitals and concerti with orchestras in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, given a TEDx Talk on Fearless Performance, and is professor of horn at the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Jeff has performed in the horn sections of the Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Montreal, Cincinnati, Vancouver, National, and Porto (Portugal) Symphonies, the New York Philharmonic, and the Balkan Gypsy funk band “Slavic Soul Party”. He has played the full run of two Broadway shows, toured with Michael Bolton and Barry Manilow, and recorded movie and video game soundtracks. Jeff helped design his own model of Dieter Otto horn (180KA-JN) as well as his own mouthpiece. (Nelsen has served one partial term on the Advisory Council: 2013-14)

Frank Lloyd

Frank Lloyd took up the trombone at age thirteen, and at 15 joined the Royal Marines Band Service, subsequently changing to the horn. He left the services in 1975 to embark on a course at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Ifor James. Within three months, Frank was appointed Principal Horn with the Scottish National Orchestra. After over four years he took up a post with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. During the next 18 years in London Frank was a member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble, and was for many years principal with the English Chamber Orchestra apart from regularly recording in the film music studios. In 1998 he was appointed Professor for Horn at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany. From 20042006 he was President of the IHS, and re-elected in September 2011. He travels extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. (Lloyd has served three terms on the Advisory Council: 2001-06; 2011-14)

Shirley Hopkins

Shirley Hopkins went to The Royal College of Music, London in 1951 with cello and clarinet. Started horn there and graduated as a horn player in 1955. She then had a happy and successful career as a freelance horn and Wagner tuba player until about 2000. In 1955 most symphony orchestras in London were men only however she was accepted and played first horn with Covent Garden touring ballet. This led to working with all the major orchestras in London and opera houses. She played principal Wagner tuba in many cycles of the Ring at Covent Garden, English National Opera and the Welsh National Opera, also in recordings of Bruckner symphonies with Klemperer and others. In 1965 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Von Karajan she played second horn to Alan Civil in a recording of the Brandenburg concerto. She still enjoys playing the horn and also teaches. (Hopkins has served three terms on the Advisory Council: 2003-08; 2012-14)

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