“Horn playing is easy – you just take a big breath and pucker your lips
and put your whole life through the horn.” – Lili Agrell (age 6)
Last Site Update: 4-30-14
The University of Iowa Horn Studio Web Site!
Architect’s drawing of the new beautiful state-of-the-art(s) UI School of Music!
Construction continues: the walls are up! - we watch the progress every day.
We move in in August 2016!
NOTE: this site will have a new URL soon:
Jeffrey Agrell’s New CD Soundings is released on MSR Classics (msrcd.com)!
--->The UI Horn Studio welcomes two new TA’s for Fall 2015
Welcome Ethan and Anna!
Congratulations to undergrad horn major Nick Westphal who was awarded a
summer grant by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates
Congratulations to DMA student Megan Starrett who spent
the year in Hungary on a Fulbright Grant and will be presenting
at the upcoming IHS symposium in August!
Jeffrey Agrell, Associate Professor of Horn
Besides information about horn studio of The University of Iowa,
the UI Horn Studio Web Site provides a set of annotated links to
web sites of interest to horn players everywhere.
It is the most comprehensive such site on the web!
It is designed
•to provide information for current and prospective students
•to further connection and information exchange with
high school players and band directors
•to list current events in the studio and in world of the horn playing (below)
•to bring quick access a plethora of interesting, amazing, and useful resources
for the horn student, amateur or professional player,
band director, music educator, trivia buff, or music researcher.
This web site has had over 138,000 visits since May 2009
We appreciate suggestions, additions, and corrections (e.g. dead links) from our visitors!
And questions: we love questions about anything horn or music-related.
New: Web Site for the University of Iowa Brass Area
Jeffrey Agrell’s Horn Blog:
Jeffrey Agrell’s Other Blogs:
Improv Insights, Composition Insights
Check it out:
WHO PLAYS WHAT? - survey of equipment
Top Sites - Cross section of interesting links
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Get in on the action! Meet horn players around the country and the world!
Find out what's going on: people, places, events, equipment
The 47th annual International Horn Society Symposium
will be held at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA August 2-8, 2015
Host: Andrew Bain (LA Philharmonic), Annie Bosler (Colburn)
Featured artists include: Stefan Dohr, Sarah Willis, Stefan de Level Jezierski, Andrej Zust, Gail Williams, Dale Clevenger, Rick Todd, Don Greene
Click here for comprehensive information about playing horn and studying music at the University of Iowa
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•World of Horn News•
Click here for a link to extensive listings of horn events at the IHS Web Site
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