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Alexandria, VA

RESOURCES

Helpful Information for Students and Parents

 

Lesson Policy (.pdf)

Horn Fingering Chart (.pdf)

Printable Staff Paper

Stringing a Rotary Valve (.pdf)

Horn Maintenance (.pdf)

Practice Chart (.pdf)

Ricci Adams' Music Theory - online interactive theory lessons and tools

 

 

 

 

Horn-Related Websites

 

Sheet Music Plus - large selection of horn music

Horn PDF Library - a collection of solos, studies and orchestral excerpts in .pdf format

Robert King Music Sales  - large selection of horn music

Pope Instrument Repair - large selection of new/used horns and music

Horn MattersInformation, articles, and advice about all things horn and brass

International Horn Society - where horn players go for all things horn (including horn ads)

Musical Chairs - large online resource for professional musicians and students

Music Dictionary - An interactive music dictionary from Virginia Tech Music Department

Horn History - Hornplanet.com's comprehensive history of the instrument

John Ericson's Getting Started on the Horn - Notes for players who are just starting

The French Horn - Tons of horn information

Left Coast Horn Playing - A blog that includes exercises and practice tips from professionals

Jeffrey Agrell's Horn Insights - A regular blog from a master player and teacher

James Boldin's Horn World - thoughts on teaching and playing the horn (blog)

 

 

Virginia Solo and Ensemble Music Lists

All-Virginia Band and Orchestra

Virginia Senior/Junior Regional Orchestra

 

 

 

Local Horn Repair/Maintenance

Baltimore Brass

Jeff Bonk's Music RepairWorks

 

 

Local Music Stores

Alexandria Music Company

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

Foxes Music Company

 

 

Instruments/Accessories

Brass Arts Unlimited - Reputable consignment of used French Horns

Pope Instrument Repair - Reputable consignment of used French Horns

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

Dillon Music

 

 

Individual Music Websites

Kent Baker Music - large brass ensemble music and marching band music

Michael Brest, trumpet - selection of new trumpet music

Trumpetunes.com  - large selection of brass quintet music

 

 

Local Professional Ensembles

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra

The United States Air Force Band

The United States Army Band

The United States Army Field Band

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

The United States Naval Academy Band

The United States Navy Band

 

 

Local Ensembles

Alexandria Symphony

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra

Barclay Brass

NIH Philharmonia

Tysons McLean Orchestra

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra

 

 

Facebook

Capital Horn Club

Horn People

Horn Players

 

Local Youth Orchestras/Bands

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

Capital Symphonic Youth Orchestras

DC Youth Orchestra

The McLean Youth Orchestra

Northern Virginia Youth Winds

Virginia Winds Academy

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

 

 

National Summer Music Camps

Aspen Music Festival (Colorado)

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan)

Brevard Music Center (North Carolina)

Interlochen Summer Arts Camp (Michigan)

Music Academy of the West (California)

Kendall Betts Horn Camp (New Hampshire)

Sewanee Summer Music Festival (Tennessee)

Tanglewood Music Center (Massachusetts)

 

 

Local Summer Music Camps

Central Fairfax Summer Band Camp

Franklin Band and Orchestra Camp

NOVA Summer Music Camp

Vienna (VA) Band Camp

West Springfield/Lake Braddock Summer Band Camp