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ASU to Host Horn Master Class

March 19, 2012

John Whitaker, a French hornist with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, will give a horn master class on Monday, March 26, at Angelo State University.

The 1 p.m. class, titled “The Integral Hornist: Integral Transformative Practice for the Struggling Musician,” is open free to the public in the Band Hall of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. 

Whitaker is the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra’s operations manager and education director and joins them on occasion for concerts.   He has also performed with orchestras in San Angelo, Midland-Odessa, The Woodlands, El Paso and Roswell, N.M. 

Whitaker holds a Bachelor of Music from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music from the University of Houston, and is working on his doctorate at the University of North Texas.  He has studied horn with Anthony Brittin at Texas Tech, Nancy Goodearl at the University of Houston, Bruce Henniss at Ohio State University and Dr. William Scharnberg at the University of North Texas.  His Angelo State visit is being sponsored by the ASU Department of Art and Music. 

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