Hornswoggle Workshop is a communal education opportunity for Horn players in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.
Marian Hesse is Professor of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. A member of the Grammy award winning Chestnut Brass Company, Ms. Hesse is a noted performer on the modern horn as well as historic brasses including the natural horn and the quinticlave.
She can be heard on the soundtrack recording of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, the Mozart Orchestra recording of the Music of William Herschel and the Philadelphia Virtuosi recordings of the Music of George Antheil and the Music of Howard Hanson. Her latest recording, Todmorden 513, was digitally released in Fall 2013 with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Hesse is the author of the critically acclaimed Daily Routines for the Horn Player and Daily Routines for the Student Horn Player, both published by Mountain Peak Music. In demand as a clinician for horn players and chamber music, she has given presentations at institutions including Western Illinois University, Fresno State University, the Chautaqua Institute, Ohio State University and the University of Oregon.
She has served as Secretary Treasurer of the International Horn Society; is on the Board of Directors of the International Horn Competition of America and has frequently been a member of the jury for the Jeju, Korea International Brass Competition.
Dr. Eldon Matlick is the Principal Hornist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he is Professor of Horn at the University of Oklahoma where his duties also include coordinating brass chamber music and performing in the Oklahoma Brass and Woodwind Quintets.
Matlick is a two-time finalist in the Heldenleben International Horn Competition, one of the major world venues in solo horn competition. He is also an extensive recitalist, performing frequently not only at the University, but at other venues when his schedule permits. He has appeared in a soloist capacity at eight International Horn Symposia and is a frequent guest artist at regional workshops sponsored by the International Horn Society.
He has repeatedly been a featured principal wind player and soloist for the Classical Music Seminar held at Eisenstadt, Austria. He has enjoyed solo appearances with various orchestras. He has twice been a featured soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra performing Robert Schumann's Concertstuke for Four Horns and Ken Fuch's Summer Banner for Horn and Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Owensboro Symphony, Paducah Symphony, and Lawton Philharmonic Orchestras.
William Scharnberg is a Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. He was principal horn of the Dallas Opera Orchestra for 32 seasons, has been principal horn of the Wichita Falls Symphony since 2003, performed as principal horn of the Royal Opera Orchestra of Stockholm (1987), Dallas Symphony, Dallas Bach Society, Fort Worth Early Music Society, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Missoula Chamber Orchestra, East Texas Symphony, Flathead Festival Orchestra, Tri-City Symphony (Iowa-Illinois), Tacoma Symphony, Classical Music Seminar (Austria), and Breckenridge (CO) Festival Orchestra. He was a featured artist at three International Horn Symposia and several regional horn events, and recorded on the Crystal, Centaur, EcoClassics labels. He earned the DMA degree at the University of Iowa and taught at Central Missouri State University, Pacific Lutheran University, The University of Oklahoma, and the Royal Academy of Music-Stockholm. Since 2003 he has been the Editor of The Horn Call (journal of The International Horn Society) and has served the IHS as President (1990-92), Music Review Editor, International Symposium Host (1991 and 2012), and member of its Advisory Council. McCoy’s Horn Library published his editions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century works for horn.