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100 Years of Bernstein and Finland

One hundred years of both Finnish Independence and Leonard Bernstein are currently being celebrated throughout the world.The Philadelphia Orchestra is no exception to the festivities with our recent program of Sibelius and Bernstein, conducted by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This concert inspired me to share my own story about how my life has been shaped by Leonard Bernstein and Finland.

Horn Handbook

Some Housekeeping Tips

-It should go without saying, but arrive at your lessons, rehearsals, and performances prepared, warmed-up, as rested, nourished as possible and on time! Doing so displays respect for your teacher, your colleagues, and yourself.


Jeffrey Lang - Horn Study Overview

      My overall teaching goal is for my students to be dedicated and passionate about their career in music. I would like them to be artistically intelligent and mature musicians as well as being technically prepared for the demands of a professional horn player. I encourage them to be kind and caring colleagues and to be an engaged musician within their community...

Greetings from Philadelphia

Mason Jones recently invited the horn section of the Philadelphia Orchestra and friends to dinner at the prestigious Union League following a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in Verizon hall. The Union League was founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the policies of President Abraham Lincoln. Mason is a life member..

Remembering Dinny

The New York horn community lost a dear friend and colleague on April 11th 2008. Ranier DeIntinis' 43 year career as a member of the New York Philharmonic was legendary, and his teaching will influence horn players for generations to come.

Playing Horn in the Big Apple

New York City is home to some of the finest orchestral, operatic, chamber, solo, studio, jazz and natural horn players. The Musicians Local 802 American Federation of Musicians membership directory lists approximately 120 professional horn players currently working in the city and the numbers seem to increase every month...

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