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Harnessing the Power of Pitch to Improve Your Horn Section

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  • Do you need some new ideas to help your horn section sound strong? Can’t figure out why it can be so difficult for them to play the right notes? Do you want to improve your horn section’s self-confidence and musical maturity? If so, this clinic is for you. We will discuss reasons why young horn students have such a challenge finding the correct pitches and then we will explore ways to use singing to improve their accuracy, sight-reading, intonation, musicianship and their self-confidence.
  • Katie Johnson (
  • 12/18/2015 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  • W181
  • Dr. Katie Johnson is the Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. In past years, Dr. Johnson was selected to attend the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. As an orchestral musician, Katie has played with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, the New Philharmonic, the Illinois Symphony, the Beloit-Janesville Symphony and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Katie took first place in the horn division of the Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition in 2012 and was invited to perform a recital at the 2015 International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles, CA. Katie recently performed Dana Wilson’s Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble with the University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble. Dr. Johnson completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 under the direction of Professor Emeritus Douglas Hill and Professor Daniel Grabois.