University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Twenty-second Annual University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Horn Fest will be held on Saturday, November 10. This festival has become the largest of its kind in Wisconsin and last year included over 60 horn players from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa. The day includes master classes, clinics, rehearsals and performances by horn players from middle school age to professionals. The main event of the festival will be a massed horn choir including all participants, conducted by Dr. Patrick Miles, Professor of Horn and Director of Orchestral Activities at UWSP. In addition to the massed choir, the afternoon concert will feature performances by the Wisconsin Rapids Horn Ensemble, UWSP students and the massed Festival Horn Choir. This year, we are also hosting the First Annual Brass Day so the event will be larger than ever.
This festival is designed to give encouragement and inspiration to players of an often neglected and frequently misunderstood instrument. Last year's festival was a tremendous success and we are hoping to duplicate or surpass that event. The fee for the event is $25 for individuals and includes the festival music, master class handout and a festival T-shirt. Registration monies can be paid at the time of registration. However, I ask that you send in the registration form in advance so that I can send music ahead of time to those participating as well as ordering their T-shirt. All events will occur in the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UWSP campus.
The schedule for the day is designed to try and avoid conflicts with evening events and the necessity for extremely early morning travel.
||UWSP ensembles perform|
||group warm-up/master class|
||massed horn choir rehearsal|
||combined large ensemble (everyone)|
||massed ensemble rehearsal|
||concert (guest horn enssemble, massed horn choir, massed low brass group, massed Everyone!|
This is a wonderful opportunity to get together with people who share a common interest in music making on the horn. The more that come, the more fun it is. Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions. Contact listed below.
Dr. Patrick Miles/Professor of Horn