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December, 22, 2023
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM




Karen Houghton

Karen Houghton

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Janet B. Nye

Janet B. Nye

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The Tuning Tackle Box

Clinic Synopsis:

Our clinic, presented by Karen Houghton and Janet B. Nye will offer and demonstrate techniques to establish successful horn section tuning. Easy to implement strategies will include: practical advice for seating, right-hand position, and effective slide placement. Our presentation includes color-coded horn images as well as other helpful graphics. Free samples of ensemble music for young horn players will supply you with additional tools to create optimal intonation.

Karen Houghton - Biographical Information

Karen Houghton is a part-owner of Houghton Horn and has maintained a large successful private studio for forty years. She has had over one hundred and thirty all-state students. As an educational consultant for Houghton Horns, Karen is a in demand as a horn pedagogue and is a co-author for Recipe For Success: A Balanced Curriculum for Young Horn Players. Along with freelancing in the DFW area, Karen has held horn positions in orchestras in the United States, Colombia and Germany. 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 teaching privately and playing horn professionally in many regional symphonies for the past twenty five years in the DFW area. For seven summers, she toured Germany with Eurobrass. As an educational consultant with Houghton Horns, Janet is in demand as a clinician and is a co-author of Recipe For Success: A Balanced Curriculum for Young Horn Players. 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.