50th International Horn Symposium

Hello all,

As the event has now ended please fill out this survey form so the IHS can better serve your needs in future symposiums.

IHS Symposium Survey

Thank you,

Gene Berger

*A special request from Ashley Skyring who is presenting a lecture.

The talk I'm going to give is centered around the study I'm doing at the University of Sydney which considers the supportive role anatomical knowledge can play in horn pedagogy and what difficulties, approaches and limitations there are.

During my presentation and my time at IHS50, I would like to encourage all horn players to participate.  Having it linked to the IHS site and IHS50 page would be a massive help.

I have included a link to it below in case you're happy to go ahead with it.



Thanks so much for this.  


IHS 50 “The Golden History of Horn”

Ball State University
School of Music
Muncie, IN USA

July 30 – August 4, 2018


On behalf of the School of Music and the College of Fine Arts at Ball State University, I am pleased to welcome horn enthusiast from around the world for the 50th International Horn Symposium at Ball State University.  In 1974 Robert Marsh and Fred Ehnes hosted the 6th IHS Symposium on the campus of Ball State University. “The Golden History of Horn” will be the theme of the symposium and we will celebrate the wonderful history that has occurred over the half-century of the organization. We are excited to announce we have six wonderful days of horn activities for all participants and spectators. Our current featured artists and lectures include; Karl Pituch, Denise Tryon, Robert Danforth, Frank Lloyd, Josh Williams, Elizabeth Freimuth, Kevin Rivard, Johnathan Hammill, David Amram, Gregory Hustis, Froydis Ree Wekre and Carolyn Wahl.  Participants are invited to participate in numerous competitions, recitals, master classes, horn choir reading ensemble, group warmups, lecture sessions and to socialize with old and new friends.

I encourage everyone to register early and to make your lodging arrangements.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (765-285-5430).

I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the summer of 2018.

Gene Berger

Host, IHS50 


Gene Berger
School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU 203)

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306