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Essential Links:
Ear Training
Horn History
Instruments & Supplies
Language apps
Metronomes & Tuners

Methods for horn
Music- Sheet
Music- blank paper
Recordings- free
Recordings- paid

San Antonio Area
UTSA Concert Directions
UTSA Links

Search this page for the word app to find some helpful things for your phone or tablet

Fun Stuff:
Videos: famous horn player interviews- easy way to learn of some living legends, then look up their recordings

Video: Vienna Horns- Back to Future
Video: Vienna Horns- Jurassic Park

Video: Schumann Concertstuck

CD: London Horn Sound
CD: Vienna Horns

Practical Stuff:
Video: making a horn
Video: hand position by E. Schmid

Video: care and maintenance
Video: string rotary valves
Video: remove rotary valves  part 2
Buying a horn PDF
Fingering Chart PDF
Recital Preparation Timeline PDF

Accompaniment software & files:

Smart Music Interactive solo accompaniments and more. solo repertoire accompaniment recordings


Ear Training:

Good-Ear free web ear training free web ear training & theory

Fast Rabbit Software

Rising Software

Tenuto (app)

Embouchure: Embouchure website


From time to time a partial list of Horn-related events may be posted here and are subject to change without notice on this webpage. Please Note. On-campus UTSA Horn-related events have a required attendance policy if you are registered for lessons. Additional Campus events may be found at

Horn History and more research links: Horn history timeline

Horn articles online, ProQuest

Horn articles online, ASU

Jazz Horn, Feinsteins

link list,

link list, Peabody Horn Studio

Instruments and Supplies: now at IHS Used horns

Dillon Music Equipment & supplies

Woodwind and Brasswind Equipment & supplies Equipment & supplies Equipment & supplies

Osmun Brass instruments & supplies, used horns

Wichita Band Instruments Brass instruments & supplies, used horns

Leather Specialities Leather hand guards for brass instruments

Marcus Bonna Cases Marcus Bona cases ( but search and order through a US store for faster delivery)

Language apps: This field is changing rapidly

Word Lens  (app) Word Lens might become practical for musicians, but you have to buy specific language packs

Google Translate  (app) Good for musical terms

iTranslatevoice  (app) Seems useful for music but even better for travelling

Library Holdings:

UTSA Library Search for 'horn" and search by "LC Subject heading"

UTSA Library databases UTSA database access for academic research including digital recordings

UTSA Library resources

The Horn Call (through UTSA library) The Horn Call journal online

San Antonio Public Library

Other libraries

Listening Assignments:

Horn Studio weekly listening assignments posted here or in current syllabus. Use our library, or other methods available to you such as;

Naxos Online

Alexander Street Press

Methods/Exercises for horn:

iGottaPractice (app)

 Metronomes and tuners: This field is changing rapidly.


A selection of standalone metronomes from one retail outlet to start your research

Dr. Beat A sophisticated standalone device

The Body Beat A standalone device that comes with a separate vibrating clip-on device

Smart Music Accompaniment software for computers that includes a basic metronome and tuner

Metronome apps and more:

Tempo  (app)

Beat Vibe  (app) Sophisticated rhythms including Flamenco and Latin styles

Steinway (app)

Vibrating Metronome  (app)

Dr Metronome Vibration (app)

Anytune (app) Slows down a tune saved on your phone

Tempo SlowMo (app) Slows down a tune saved on your phone


A selection of standalone tuners from one retail outlet to start your research

Tuner apps:

daTuner  (app)

Tonal energy  (app) Also has basic metronome

iStroboSoft  (app)


Music paper: (free download and print)

Mutes: Some mutes professionals use

Straight mutes:





Stopping mutes:


Tom Crown


Notepad (free)


Symphonypro (app)


American Federation of Musicians (AFM)

American Federation of Musicians, Local 23, San Antonio (Musician's Society of San Antonio)

International Horn Society

Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)


Ask colleagues and teachers for local shop recommendations. Call ahead to schedule a repair. For minor repairs request "while you wait service". Determine in advance if possible what needs to be done by speaking with teachers. For repairs on professional grade instruments, consider getting the instrument to a shop that works primarily on professional grade instruments.

Redwing Music Repair Resources from the instrument repair school at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical in Redwing

National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Inc. (NAPBIRT)

Recordings - free:

UTSA library Search for 'horn" and search by "LC Subject heading"

Naxos Digital recording database (free to UTSA students or see for combo deal)

Alexander Street Press Digital recording database (free to UTSA students)

Spotify Listen to orchestral horn excerpts

San Antonio Public Library

Other libraries

wiki of databases

Recordings - purchase or subscription:

Naxos Digital recording database (free to UTSA students or see for combo deal)



Tower Records

Cala Records (London Horn Sound)

wiki of databases

San Antonio and area:

Visit San Antonio  Extensive visitors website

Sheet music:


Works for Horn by Women Composers Lin Foulk

Music for Horns Works for 3 or more Horns


UTSA Library

Free Downloads:

IMSLP (also combo deal with Naxos)

IMSLP List of compositions featuring the Horn Not updated regularly

Mutopia Project Various composers- parts, Horn sheet music

Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum (Mozart- scores only)

Google free Horn music search


Southern Music San Antonio business

RBC Music San Antonio business

Robert King Music Very good selection of brass music. Online catalog

Sheet Music Plus

CD Sheet Music

Virtual Sheet Music

Music Notes

Wunderhorn Press (Horn ensemble)

Purchase Orchestral parts:

Horn Planet Complete parts for all auditions

Orchestral Musicians Library Orchestral parts on CD’s

Library Music Source Download orchestral parts (based on the CD's)

Lucks Music

Klamus Music


The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) links:

UTSA Horn Faculty Biography

UTSA Horn Studio Webpage

UTSA Music Department Home Page

Some Festivals:

Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO) 

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Fest (Baltimore, MD) 

Bellingham Music Festival (Bellingham, Washington) 

Blossom Music Festival (Cleveland, OH) 

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Twin Lake, MO) 

Brevard Music Center and Festival (Brevard, NC) 

Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY) 

Des Moines Metro Opera (De Moines, IA) 

Domaine Forget (Quebec, Canada)

Eastern Music Festival (NC)

Grant Park Music Festival (Chicago, IL)

Hot Springs Music Festival (Hot Springs, AR)

Interlochen Arts Festival (MI)

Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara, CA)

National Orchestral Institute (MD)

National Repertory Orchestra (CO)

Pacific Music Festival (Japan)

Ravinia Festival (IL)

Round Top International Festival-Institute (TX)

Santa Fe Music Festival (NM)

Sarasota Music Festival (FL)

Sewanee Summer Music Festival (TN)

Spoleto Music Festival (Spoleto, USA)

Tanglewood Music Festival (Boston, MA) Follow links to "TMC"