11/02/18 – The RooHorns performed as a part of the UMKC Conservatory fundraising event Crescendo, performing the J.D. Shaw arrangement of “Nearer My God To Thee”.
10/22/2018 – Corbin Wagner, Associate Professor of Horn at Michigan State University, visited UMKC to work with the Horn Studio on our upcoming performance at Crescendo! and give a masterclass, working with a handful of students on various selections of solo and orchestral horn repertoire.
10/12/2018 – Members of the UMKC Horn studio made their way to Wichita State University for the 2018-2019 IHS Midsouth Horn Workshop. The RooHorns attending the workshop listened to recitals, participated in masterclasses, toured the various exhibits, and competed in the orchestral excerpts and solo competitions.
10/02/2018 – UMKC DMA student Lauren Harris has won 2nd Horn with the Saint Joseph Symphony and has been asked to perform with Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale and Brass on a month-long tour. Congratulations Lauren!
June 11, 2018 – UMKC DMA student and member of the Plaza Winds, Emily Schaefer, has won the position of 4th horn with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
July 13, 2016 – UMKC Horn Alumni Matthew Haislip (DMA, horn performance, 2015) has been appointed as Instructor of Horn at Mississippi State University. We are super proud of all his success, and wish him well in the future!
June 15, 2016 – Steve Lewis, Jr. (MM conducting, 2012) has been awarded the EAMA/Florence Gould Foundation Michael Iovenko Fellowship to study conducting in Paris, Summer 2016 as part of the European American Musical Alliance at the historic Schola Cantorum.
March 31, 2016 – RooHorns Alumna Natalie Brooke Higgins (DMA, performance), founding member of Alias Brass Company, has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Music in Horn at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Georgia, beginning August of 2016. We are very proud of her accomplishments, and hope her new students are excited to learn from her!