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WELCOME to the WESTERN HORNIST! FALL SEMESTER 2017

(Your source for information on Horn events at Western Illinois University.)

Western Illinois Horn Festival 2018

APRIL 15, 2018

Presented by -- The Western Illinois Horn Institute, Western Illinois University


Featuring

Guest Artist Clinicians

Tomasz Binkowski

Hornist with Gruppo Tempera and National Opera Orchestra

Horn Faculty, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw, Poland

Debra Sherrill-Ward

Hornist, Charleston (S.C.) Symphony

Director, Charleston Horn Camp

and Performances by Horn Alumni!


For more information about the Western Illinois Horn Festival contact Randall E. Faust at RE-Faust@wiu.edu,

216 A Browne Music Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455. Phone: (309) 298-1300.


For more information about The WIU Horn Festival 2018

To register, download the WIU Horn Festival 2018 Registration Form

The Roger Collins Award

The Western Illinois Horn Festival 2018 is offering THE ROGER COLLINS* AWARD

to selected High School Hornists -- who register for and attend The Western Illinois Horn Festival April 15, 2018.


*Awardees will participate in a Solo Clinic or Master Class and as a member of The Festival Horn Choir

at The Western Illinois Horn Festival 2018


*Awards of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) each may be awarded to

one up to two selected High School Hornists **


*This Award is in memory of ROGER COLLINS - The founding Hornist of the Camerata Woodwind Quintet and

Horn Professor at Western Illinois University from 1966-1997.

Following his retirement in 1997, Professor Collins was a regular supporter and participant at events at the School of Music at

Western Illinois University - including the WESTERN ILLINOIS HORN FESTIVAL.

A detailed biography of Professor Collins appeared in the October 2014 issue of THE HORN CALL.


For more information about The Roger Collins Award

To register, download the Roger Collins Award Application Form


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)