French Horn Day at NYU Steinhardt

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2nd marked the fourth annual French Horn Day in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.  This annual event was created and hosted by Dr. Sean Reed, Director of Brass Studies, along with Brass Studies Faculty members Joseph Anderer [Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra], Barbara Oldham [Quintet of the Americas] and Ann Ellsworth [Kristjan Jarve's Absolute Ensemble, the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble and the alternative horn group Confluence].
FHD 2011 consisted of solo master classes, a presentation on intervallic intonation exercises, a roundtable discussion on careers in performance and education and an evening recital featuring faculty performances, a Festival Horn Choir and the NYU Brass Choir.

The popular event has continued to draw French Horn players from the tri-state area and beyond. 2011

Photos courtesy of Chianan Yen.


You are cordially invited to join us for a daylong event for talented high school and college-age French Horn players. Activities include master classes, group ensemble playing and more.

Hosted by Dr. Sean Reed, Director of NYU Brass Studies and NYU's world-class horn faculty:
Joseph Anderer (principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera)
Ann Ellsworth (Kristjan Järvi's Absolute Ensemble, Manhattan Brass)
Barbara Oldham (Quintet of the Americas)

Located at New York University in the heart of Greenwich Village at the Department of Music and Performing Arts, 35 W. 4th Street. Directions here.

This event is free and requires no payment.

To make a reservation for Horn Day please REGISTER HERE. You will receive an email confirming your reservation.
For further information contact Prof. John Rojak:


Faculty Bios:
Joseph Anderer
Ann Ellsworth
Barbara Oldham
Dr. Sean Reed

Proposed Schedule of Events:

* 12:15 pm - Registration
* 12:30 pm -  Group Warmup and Solo Master Class with Ann Ellsworth
* 1:00 pm - Round-table Discussion- This Year's Topic TBA
* 1:30 pm - Joe Anderer- This Year's Topic TBA
* 2:00 pm - Orchestral Excerpt / Auditioning Class
* 2:45 pm - Horn Ensemble rehearsal with Barbara Oldham
* 3:15 pm - Break and Faculty Sound Check [Black Box Theater]
* 5:00 pm - Faculty Concert with Group Horn Ensemble Finale