Western Hornist

2014 Western Horn Festival

Hosted by Randall E. Faust

Western Illinois University held its annual Horn Festival on April 6, 2014.

Current Hollywood Hornists Annie Bosler and Dylan Hart were featured Guest Clinicians and Artists for the 2014 Western Illinois Horn Festival—giving insights into current horn performance in the movie industry—as well as perspectives on its history.

Annie Bosler, who teaches at The Colburn School of the Performing Arts, University of California, Irvine, Idyllwild Arts Academy, and El Camino College presented sessions on THE HEALTHY MUSICIAN — as well as her signature documentary film: 1M1: The Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years. WIU Director of Film Studies—Richard Ness, hailed Annie's documentary film, and several students commented that her session on "The Healthy Musician" was "worth the price of admission in itself. " In addition, she presented duo performances on the Festival Concert with Dylan Hart on both the Horn and the Wagner Tuba — as well as with The Festival Horn Choir. Also, Dylan Hart gave stunning solo performances of Messiaen's Appel interstellaire from Des canyons aux Étoiles —as well as his own spectacular arrangements of Bach's Partita in B-flat Major and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee.

It should also be noted that Ms. Bosler also made outreach presentations of her session "The Healthy Musician" to students at Macomb High School on Friday, April 4th. In addition, there was a special screening of her signature documentary film: 1M1: The Hollywood Horns of the Golden Yearsem> at the Sandburg Theater in the University Union for members of the Performing Arts Society and the Macomb community.

The 2014 Festival was dedicated to the memory of one of Dr. Bosler's teachers — Robert Pruzin, as well as the memory of long-time Festival mentor Roger Collins.

WIUHF 2014 Festival Horn Choir performs with Dylan Hart and Annie Bosler
Annie Bosler presents a lecture: The Healthy Musician
Annie Bosler and Dylan Hart performing a Wagner Tuba Duet by Los Angeles composer
Los Angeles Studio Hornists Annie Bosler and Dylan Hart perform

General Information

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.