Music Admission Events

2013 Horn Day

Welcome to the 2013 Ithaca College Horn Day! We look forward to providing an outstanding event for high school horn players.

Event Details:

Date: November 11, 2013

Location: Ithaca College School of Music

Ages: Participants must be in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. Please contact us if you are seeking special permission for younger participants.

Guest Artists:

Participation Fee: Free

Registration Deadline: Participants must register online by November 8. Register Now!

Tentative Schedule

Time Event Location Description
8:30-8:50 a.m. Registration Athletic and Event Center Glazer Arena Participants will check in and receive a final schedule for the day.
9:00-9:50 a.m. Introductions and Horn Warmups Hockett Green Room Participants will meet each other and our faculty guest artist, followed by a horn warmups class.
10:00-10:50 a.m. Horn Masterclass Hockett Green Room IC Faculty will present an interactive horn master class.
11:00 a.m.- 11:50 p.m. Music admissions session Hockett Family Recital Hall Participants will attend a session about how to apply to college for music, as well as specific admissions information for the Ithaca College School of Music.
12:00-12:50 p.m. Lunch Athletic and Event Center Provided by Ithaca College.
1:00 - 1:50 pm French Horn Design Hockett Green Room Scott Bacon, owner of Siegfried's Call, will present a master class focusing on popular french horn designs. Student performers will have an opportunity to play the instruments.  Discussion of the proper mouthpiece fit for each design and a personal fitting with the selected performer will demonstrate the authentic sound you can achieve with the correct mouthpiece and horn design combination.
2:00-2:50 p.m. Ensemble Observation Presser and IRR rehearsal rooms Participants will have the opportunity to observe one of the premier IC ensembles, the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.
3:00-4:00 p.m. French Horn Maintenance Whalen 3304 Sarah Pierce, repair technician at the Shop at Siegfried's Call, will present a class about proper home cleaning, maintenance scheduling, emergency repair, tool necessities, proper lubrication, proper stowage, and the elements of a rotor valve and how it works. She will also demonstrate dent removal, and be able to answer questions and concerns from the attendees.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Campus Tour Ithaca College Campus Campus tour guides will provide a full-campus tour for participants.  (This option is available in place of the 3:00 Horn session)
4:15-5:15 p.m. Horn Choir Concert Hockett Recital Hall IC faculty and students, and Horn Day participants will perform together.
5:15 p.m. Reception Hockett Green Room A final reception at the conclusion of the concert.  Equipment from Siegfried's Call, and Hickey's Music will be available to sample and purchase.

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