Welcome to the Lawrence horn studio’s webpage. You can use this resource to learn about studio activities, current and past members, faculty, and more.

Audition Information

Audition requirements for admission to the horn studio include the following:

  • First movement of any Mozart Concerto
  • Two contrasting pieces that demonstrate technical facility and melodic expression, one drawn from the standard concerto, sonata, or solo repertoire (e.g. Strauss, Hindemith, Saint-Saens, Gliere) the other an etude (e.g. Gallay, Kling, Kopprasch, Maxime-Alphonse) or orchestral excerpt
  • Major, minor and chromatic scales in two octaves
  • Sight reading, including transposition (in E-flat or D) and bass clef, may be requested

Register for an audition here 

For more information on auditions, please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-227-0982 or at         

Horn section of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra

LU Horn Studio Audio sampler

This CD represents a brief sampling of live performances by members of the Lawrence horn studio and the Lawrence brass faculty during the past decade, to give you some idea of the high artistic standards coupled with joy and enthusiasm for great music that we cultivate here.

  1. "Fanfare for Barcs", by Kerry Turner.  Performed by the Hobnob Horn Quartet: Kris Shaffer, Anna Skrupky, Alicia Waite, and Colleen Perry; 2002.
  2. "Sonata for horn and piano, mvt. II: Animato e scherzando", by Thom Ritter George.  Performed by Elizabeth Schmidt, horn; 2014.
  3. "Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, mvt. I: Allegro", by Reinhold Gliere.  Performed by Anna Suechting, horn, and the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra; 2008.
  4. "Quartet for Horns, mvt. III: Vivace", by Bernard Heiden.  Performed by Jeff Edenberg, Zach Aniel, Emma Richart, and Cadence Peckham; 2011.
  5. "Espana, from Traveling Impressions", by Vitaly Bujanovsky.  Performed by Alicia Waite, horn; 2001.
  6. "Notturno and Divertimento", by Jean Francaix.  Performed by Cadence Peckham, Taylor Scott, Elizabeth Schmidt, and Emma Richart; 2012.
  7. "Color Contrasts", by George Hyde.  Performed by the Lawrence Horn Ensemble; 2005.
  8. "Grand Canyon Suite, mvt. III: Lento: Allegro molto", by Eric Ewazen.  Performed by the Lawrence Horn Ensemble; 2008.
  9. "Horn Bluff", by Alan Civil.  Performed by the Lawrence Horn Ensemble; 2007.
  10. "Feierlich Einzug der Ritter des Johannisordens", by Richard Strauss.  Performed by the Lawrence Brass: John Daniel and Jeff Stannard, trumpets; James DeCorsey, horn; Nick Keelan, trombone; Marty Erickson, tuba; Katherine Handford, organ; 2007.


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