Hornswoggle Workshop is a communal education opportunity for Horn players in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.
Sarah Schmalenberger, musicologist and hornist, teaches music history courses for both undergraduate and graduate programs in music at the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. An active freelance musician, she also teaches studio French Horn and serves as the area head for winds, brass, and percussion studies for the Department of Music.
As a performing artist, Dr. Schmalenberger is the co-founder of the popular annual BrassChix forum for female brass musicians, and she has hosted an International Horn Society workshop as well as a Chamber Winds Symposium. In 2015 she co-founded the Swing Sisterhood Big Band, an all-woman jazz ensemble, in which she both directs and plays horn. Prior to living in the Twin Cities, she was a hornist in the Duluth-Superior Symphony, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Early Music Orchestra, and the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra.
Dr. Schmalenberger's research explores issues of identity formation and expression through music. Her dissertation and subsequent published articles on the Washington Conservatory of Music document the thriving network of African-American women in the western European concert music tradition during the early twentieth century. This research, published in Black Music Research Journal included the confirmation of the first known opera composed by an African-American woman, Shirley Graham DuBois. Dr. Schmalenberger also conducted extensive research on the effects of cancer treatment on women musicians with breast cancer. Her findings are published in the journal Medical Problems of Performing Artists. More recently, she has forthcoming articles on the selected repertoire of Frank Zappa as well as a chapter on all-female rock bands in the Twin Cities.
Mrs. Miriam “Molly” Wood has been teaching brass and piano students since 1992. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and has worked on her Master’s degree in Music Performance at the University of Illinois.
Mrs. Wood has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippians’ with groups such as the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and the horn quartet, The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse.
Mrs. Wood has also received a number of solo and concerto awards including placing 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the International Horn Society Midwest and International Women’s Brass competitions.
She is a Texas All-State Musician in both 1993 and 1994. She has been involved in musical outreach programs, taking her quartet into public schools throughout the U.S., is founder of the Bluebonnet Hornfest and was honored to teach horn students from an International School in Switzerland in Spring, 2015.
Mrs. Wood currently teaches horn in public schools in DFW. In her spare time she is a composer/arranger for Brownwood Publishing Co. and helps manage tours for The Four Hornsmen. She resides in Colleyville, TX with her 3 children and her husband, Gerry.
Dr. Angela K. Winter is an enthusiastic performer and educator currently serving as Professor of Horn and Director of Bands and Brass at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. She has soloed, taught, and performed with a variety of ensembles throughout the United States, Mexico, Columbia and Europe.
Angela has also recorded extensively, with releases on Ravello Records, GIA Publications, Klavier, Crescent Phase Records, and Highland Sound Productions. Passionate about chamber music, she performs and clinics extensively with a variety of chamber ensembles including the Madera Wind Quintet and Session Brass.
Angela is originally from Memphis, TN, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Memphis. She holds an M.M. and D.M.A. in horn performance from the University of North Texas, and has taught at the University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Woman's University as well as in in the public middle and high school system.
In addition to her musical activities, Angela is an extreme dog lover and runner. She has four rescue dogs and has run more than 40 marathons and ultra-marathons.