Marc Guy, Associate Professor, Brass Area Head
About the Area:
Fredonia is a great place to study the horn. Terrific learning and performance opportunities
come together here to provide abundant possibilities for growth and development.
The facilities are outstanding and the faculty is committed to creating an environment
that is vigorous and supportive.
My mission is to prepare Fredonia’s horn students to be a dynamic force in the participation
and creation of powerful, engaging musical experiences. Each semester features a
mix of technical exercises, etudes, orchestral excerpts and solo literature to build
your technique, provide experience with great horn literature, and help you prepare
for the next step of your musical journey. Early emphasis is on creating a great sound
and the building of basic technique as springboards to increasingly sophisticated
concerns. We meet all playing problems head on and work together to overcome them.
The horn studio incorporates all the Fredonia music degree programs: performance,
music education, sound recording technology, music therapy, music business and the
applied major. Each student receives a weekly private lesson and participates in Recital
Seminar, a masterclass and performance venue that alternates meetings of the horn
studio with the larger brass area. Performance, applied, and music education students
perform one or more solo recitals as capstone experiences in their final semesters,
though there are many other opportunities for solo performance throughout the course
We have outstanding orchestras and bands, and a variety of chamber music and non-traditional
ensembles that draw from the rich musical mix that is part of the Fredonia environment.
The horn studio is large enough to provide stimulating competition yet small enough
to include lots of individual attention. Please contact me if you have any questions,
or if I can help as you consider whether or not Fredonia might be the right place
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