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Join us for the First Annual Louisiana Horn Day on Saturday, January 21, 2023! This free event will include performances, masterclasses, and exhibits dedicated to the horn and horn playing. 

Guest Artist and Clinician will be Brett Hodge, Principal Horn of the Omaha Symphony and Third Horn of the Grant Park Music Festival.

All events are free. To register, please complete the registration form.

Registration Form

Download a free poster here.

Louisiana Horn Day

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

9:00 AM - Registration, Lobby of Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall, ULM Campus, Visit Exhibits (BIED 134)

10:00AM - Contributing Artist Recital (Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall)

NOON - Lunch Break

1:00PM - Guest Artist Recital, Brett Hodge (Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall)

2:30PM - Guest Artist Master class (Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall)

4:00PM - Houghton Horns Mouthpiece Fitting Session (Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall)

5:00PM - Mass Horn Ensemble Reading Session (Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall)

About the Guest Artist

Brett Hodge, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is currently the principal horn of the Omaha Symphony, a position he has held since 2016. In addition to this position, he also serves as the third horn of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, where he now spends the majority of his summers.

Hodge has appeared as a soloist with numerous organizations, including the Omaha Symphony, Omaha Chamber Music Society, and the Kansas City Symphony. He also frequently appears as a guest artist and lecturer at universities across the country. Notable opportunities have included the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Kansas, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Columbus State University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.