Author Bio

Jeffrey Agrell has earned his living playing and teaching horn since college: three years in an army band, twenty-five years in the Lucerne (Switzerland) Symphony Orchestra, and, since 2000, as horn professor at the University of Iowa. He has performed and taught the full gamut of horn literature, including the repertoire for symphony orchestra, opera, musicals, ballet, operetta, and chamber music, while stretching personal artistic boundaries beyond the orchestra as a educator, composer, writer, clinician, recording artist, and solo performer. He is a former two-term member of the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society, has been a member of the faculty of the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong, and has taught at the prestigious Kendall Betts Horn Camp since 2005. Besides performing, he has won awards as both a writer and composer, with well over one hundred published articles and seven (now eight) books to his credit. He has been editor of the Technique Tipsand Creative Hornist columns in the The Horn Call, journal of the International Horn Society, for the past seventeen years. Outside of horn and writing, he is an almost-jazz guitarist, and an enthusiastic, if not particularly skilled player of assorted percussion.

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