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Karen Houghton

Karen Houghton

karen@houghtonhorns.com

Day One Clinic - Brass

Clinic Synopsis:

Day one clinics are presented by master teachers who have demonstrated a high degree of success in providing sound pedagogical methods for teaching beginning students, or in assisting more advanced students who may have developed bad habits detrimental to producing characteristic tone and/or habits detrimental to technical mastery. Day One clinics will take place in an intimate and personal space so that each attendee may enjoy a close view of demonstrated techniques.

Karen Houghton - Biographical Information

Karen Houghton has been a private horn instructor for over forty years. Many of her former students now hold teaching and playing positions across the country. Karen, along with her colleague, Janet B. Nye, are highly sought after horn pedagogues. Together, they have presented engaging clinics at universities, music educator conventions and horn symposiums throughout the United States. They are co-authors of “Recipe For Success: A balanced curriculum for young horn players". The book has received international acclaim and is heralded as being “...the best and most extensive horn method to come out in a long time.” Karen has held positions in orchestras in the United States, Colombia and Germany. Currently, in addition to freelancing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Karen is an owner of Houghton Horns, a brass pro-shop in Keller, Texas that was founded in 1985. As an educational consultant for Houghton Horns, Karen maintains a large private studio and has had over a hundred students place in Texas All-State ensembles. Karen holds a degree in Horn Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Her teachers and mentors include: Ed Jackson, Fred Fox, James Decker, Philip Farkas, Michael Hoeltzel and William Scharnberg.

Janet B. Nye - Biographical Information

Janet B. Nye has been blessed with over twenty years of teaching and playing horn professionally. She has a very successful private studio with many students placing in the Texas All-State ensembles and has many former students that are professional musicians today. As an active educational consultant for Houghton Horns in Keller Texas, Janet, along with her colleague, Karen Houghton, has presented engaging horn pedagogy clinics at universities, music educator conventions and horn symposiums throughout the United States. They are co-authors of “Recipe For Success: A balanced curriculum for young horn players." The book has received international acclaim and is heralded as being “...the best and most extensive horn method to come out in a long time.” In addition to freelancing in the DFW area, Janet has held the fourth horn position in the Waco Symphony and the second horn position in the Irving Symphony for over twenty years. She has toured for seven summers throughout Germany with the Christian brass ensemble Eurobrass and can be heard on the 2006 GerthMedien Eurobrass recording: Danket dem Herrn. She received her B.M.E from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her M.M. in Horn Performance from Baylor University. Her teaching and playing has been strongly influenced by Koleta Tilson, Steven Gross, Michael Hatfield, Margaret Robinson, Gregory Hustis, and Haley Hoops.

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