The Midwest Horn Workshop will be hosted this year by the Music department at UW-Oshkosh the weekend of February 22 to 24. Dr. Bruce Atwell will be coordinating a weekend of master classes, competitions, exhibits, and special performances, all geared for those who play the French Horn.
Special guests this year include jazz Horn player Richard Todd, currently teaching at the University of Miami, who will perform a jazz program on Friday evening and a master class and classical recital on Saturday. The Workshop also welcomes Bernhard Scully, currently teaching at the University of Illinois and former member of the Canadian Brass. He will perform in recital on Friday evening and offer a master class on Saturday. Also, a number of artists within the state will perform in recital. And finally, the Oshkosh Horn Choir, under the direction of Bruce Atwell, will perform.
For more information, please check the music department web pages for UW-Oshkosh. The link also contains the information for registration.
By the way, these workshops are geared for high school musicians as well as college and post-college musicians. In fact, the competitions have both high school and college divisions. And everyone I have talked to agrees that when listening and watching a master class, they always pick up one or two great tips that helps improve their playing.
And one final point: if your registration is postmarked by February 1, you save $10 on the registration fee. Be sure to get the form downloaded, filled out, and in the mail right away!