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Horn Studio
  • Welcome to the Horn Studio of Capital University!


    The Capital University Horn Studio performs under the leadership of Kimberly McCann, M.M. (Northwestern University), B.M. (Wheaton College Conservatory of Music), Adjunct Horn Instructor


    There are many playing opportunities for hornists at Capital; including the Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Horn Choir, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, as well as individual and shared recitals. Special events present other performance opportunities several times a year as well, such as Christmas Festival. The undergraduate musician at Capital University is not in competition with graduate students, and therefore will have more open doors to perform with various groups on campus. You will also have the opportunity to hear many performances including faculty recitals, faculty ensembles, and guest artists.


    I teach, not to produce good horn players, but to produce good musicians. I believe that the knowledge and mastery of any instrument can only be achieved through guided exposure to musical literature of varying styles and genres (etudes, solos, chamber, orchestral) with emphasis on technique, sound quality, and style…but with the ultimate goal of making music. I strive to create a positive, encouraging, supportive environment in the horn studio. We cheer for each other (by attending peers’ recitals), help one another (perhaps prepare for scale juries), and provide just the right amount of friendly competition (during those pesky seating auditions). I am honored to teach what I love everyday, and I couldn’t be more proud of my students. We would love to have you come and be part of our Horn Family!


    I encourage all students considering Capital to do a “Visit Day” where you shadow a student in your desired major to see what a day in the life of a Cap music major is really like. I would love to talk with you regarding study of horn at Capital. If you are interested in more information, or in taking a complimentary sample lesson with me as a prospective student of Capital University Conservatory of Music, please contact me at kmccann3@capital.edu.