Horn Fest

Memorial University School of Music
Suncor Hall

Activities: Saturday, March 12 from 1pm to 5pm
Concert: Sunday, March 13 from 1pm to 2pm

We are excited to announce Memorial University’s Horn Fest 2016! This fun weekend of horn playing and pedagogy is open to all interested students, community members, and teachers. In addition to excellent local faculty, we will have a world-class special guest: Lawrence Vine, principal horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

Horn Fest will include a variety of sessions and music making opportunities on Saturday followed by an exciting concert on Sunday! Session topics include improving fundamentals, performance psychology, a masterclass, and a fun horn choir experience that all participants can join. The concert will feature Mr. Vine, MUN faculty members Alan Klaus and Dale Sorensen, Emily Dunsmore (principal horn of the NSO), and MUN graduate horn students Angie Dolomount and Danielle Grundy.

To register, please complete the Application Form and email it to Dr. Alan Klaus (aklaus@mun.ca). We will also need a completed Consent Form, signed by parents/guardians for all applicants under age 18 and a Media Consent Form for applications 18 and older. You can bring the Consent Form to Horn Fest or fax it in advance to 864-2666.

Registrations will be accepted on the day of the event but early submissions are appreciated to help us plan. A $20 registration fee is due at horn Fest and covers all sessions and the concert. Please make cheques payable to Memorial University. Feel free to contact Dr. Alan Klaus in advance if you would like a fee waiver in order to attend.


Memorial University Horn Fest Faculty

  • Lawrence Vine, Principal Horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
  • Dr. Alan Klaus, Memorial University, NSO
  • Emily Dunsmore, Principal Horn of the NSO
  • Angie Dolomount, MUN graduate horn student
  • Danielle Grundy, MUN graduate horn student


Dr. Alan Klaus


What levels of players are welcome at the Horn Fest?
All levels! If you play or teach horn, this weekend will have something for you.

I play another brass instrument. Can I still come to Horn Fest?
Definitely! The concepts in many of the workshops will apply to all brass instruments and the concert will include brass chamber music in addition to horn repertoire.

I’m an adult player. Is this day just for kids?
Not at all! The workshop sessions are targeted to different levels of development, and more experienced and mature musicians are definitely welcome. Mr. Vine’s classes will be inspiring even for professional musicians!

How will my child be supervised at Horn Fest?
While in workshops and rehearsals your child will be under the supervision of the workshop leader. If you have concerns about your child’s participation in the day, consider attending for all or part of it with your child.

Will food be provided?
Participants should bring their snacks, if desired. There is a water bottle filling station in the School of Music. There are minimal food services available on the Memorial campus on the weekend.

Allergy Alert!
Please do not pack nuts in your snacks, as there are some individuals with serious allergies to tree nuts. Please also refrain from wearing scented products (including hand creams, shampoos and other personal grooming products) into the School. Memorial is a scent-free campus. 


School of Music

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000