Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Music
Music Education - Instrumental Band
Dr. Margaret Tung
Dr. Christopher Blaha
Dr. Robert Brownlow
Many band directors find teaching horn to be intimidating. Through extensive research, this project has compiled some of the best exercises to help horn players improve and explains the rationale behind them. The written work contains information and descriptions about the different fundamentals that horn students need in order to be successful and develop good tone quality. The appendix includes examples of these exercises so that an educator has resources to teach his/her horn students. The fundamentals included are: breathing, buzzing, long tones, flow studies, lip slurs, and pitch.
Jenkins, Kierstin, "Fundamentals for Horn Students" (2016). Honors Research Projects. 397.