Western Hornist

WELCOME to the WESTERN HORNIST! FALL SEMESTER 2017

Home of the Western Illinois Horn Festival, April 15, 2018 
(Your source for information on Horn events at Western Illinois University.)

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendar. -- (All events are in the COFAC Recital Hall)

October 4, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.

FIRST WEDNESDAY: Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert I 

Featuring the LAMOINE BRASS QUINTET—performing the Premiere of

The Scherzo for Piano and Brass Quintet by Randall Faust, The Concertino for Piano

and Brass Quintet by William Schmidt, and The Quintet for Brass by Robert Washburn,

as well as a performance by members of The Julstrom String Quartet

October 31, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.

WIU BRASS ENSEMBLE CONCERT Randall Faust, director

November 1, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.

FIRST WEDNESDAY: Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert II 

Featuring the CAMERATA WOODWIND QUINTET - performing

Works of Bach, Reicha, and Ibert, and a performance by The Hopper Jazztet

Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 P.M.

WIU Wind Ensemble Concert

Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 P.M.

WIU Symphony Orchestra Concert

Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 P.M.

WIU Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 P.M.

WIU Concert Band Concert

Auditions for Scholarships, Talent Grants and Horn Study at Western Illinois University

If you need more information, please visit Undergraduate Audition Information -- How to Apply or email Randall Faust RE-Faust@wiu.edu or call Trista Trone, Audition Coordinator, at (309) 298-1087 or email TD-Trone@wiu.edu


Apply for Audition

Students can attend auditions days or submit their audition online via ACCEPTD. piano


Audtions Dates

  • Friday, December 1, 2017
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 (in Plainfield, IL or O'Fallon, Illinois)
  • Monday, February 19, 2018 (President's Day)
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 (admission only, no scholarship consideration)