Month: October 2016

Thank you Maria! The Serkin Master Class

Last Monday, Maria Serkin, horn professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, led a master class at Drake University.  Drake horn students as well as area high school hornists participated.  We were lucky to snag Des Moines native Maria while she was in the area!

Maria kicked off the master class  by playing Marin Marais’s La Basque brilliantly, and filling the horn students in on her musical pathway to this point in her life.

Zach Britton, Ellen Judd, and David Tarte performed in the master class.  In working with the students, Maria was a thoughtful and supportive listener, and very engaging in connecting with the students.  Everyone got great tips in using air and making music!  Thank you Maria, we look forward to seeing and working with you again!

Bulldog Horn Day 2016/2017

Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:00 to 5:30

cropped-P8300018-e1475444570839.jpgAn intensive and inspiring all-day clinic for high school horn students.

Horn students will dig into all facets of becoming a better player with exercises and technique tips, an opportunity for solo performance in a master class, new horns to try courtesy of Rieman Music, and horn ensemble rehearsals culminating in the Bulldog Horn Concert in the Turner Jazz Center. Drake University Teaching Artist in Horn Guinevere McIntyre will lead the clinic.


  • 9:30 a.m. – Registration/Sign-In
  • 10:00 a.m. – Warm-ups and Technique
  • 11:00 a.m. – Horn Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Noon – Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Master Class
  • 2:00 p.m. – Horn Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 3:00 p.m. – Tour of Drake Fine Arts Center and Q/A session with Drake horn students, free time with Rieman Music horn display
  • 4:30 p.m. – Final Concert with Bulldog Horn Day Ensemble and Guinevere McIntyre

Bulldog Horn Day is free and open to high school students.

The Final Concert is free and open to the public.


Bulldog Horn Day Registration Form

Preregistration is encouraged to aid us in lunch planning, but not required.

Questions? Contact Guinevere McIntyre at

Bulldog Horn Day Location:

All activities of Bulldog Horn Day will take place in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, located on the Drake University campus.

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