High School Horn Institute

The horn institute is an opportunity for you to experience a week of intensive study with a distinguished faculty of performers and teachers. During your time here, you will experience master classes, rehearsals, and more, as you study alongside other motivated horn players from around the globe.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

The goal of the horn institute is to prepare you for further in-depth study, both in high school and beyond. In daily master classes, you'll learn about practice techniques and routines, instrument history, solo literature, and the ethics of the music business.

Etude study will include the Kopprasch Etudes, Maxime-Alphonse Etudes, and Concone Etudes with demonstrations from distinguished performers. Solo literature and solo performing will be discussed. You will have daily rehearsals with both small and large ensembles, and the week is highlighted with inspiring performances by faculty and distinguished guest artists.


Audition Requirements

Video or audio files #1 and #2: Two movements from any horn concerto.

Additional Opportunities

Horn players are also invited to also apply to the six-week orchestra and wind symphony program, which begins immediately following this one-week institute.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a horn performance major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.


Richard Deane

Faculty, Interlochen Horn Institute

Acting Principal Horn, New York Philharmonic

Dr. Julia Pilant

Faculty, Interlochen Horn Institute

Assistant Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Corbin Wagner

Instructor of Horn, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Horn Institute 

Associate Professor of Horn, Michigan State University College of Music

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