The club is for all horn players in the greater Pittsburgh region of any age or ability level. We get together in a casual atmosphere to play horn ensemble music, learn from each other, socialize, and put on the occasional performance. So if you are or know a horn player looking for a place to learn, have fun, and meet other horn enthusiasts, come check us out!
The club was founded in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra horn section as a community outreach endeavor. PSO hornists Bill Caballero, Steve Kostyniak, Bob Lauver, Ron Schneider, Joe Rounds, and Zach Smith did the initial organizing. Currently a committee of community players, led by Ron Schneider, acts as an ad hoc Executive Committee. Anyone who is interested in helping out is welcome.
A Typical Meeting
We are here to have fun. The whole group reads horn choir music in 4 or more parts. Participants choose what part they want to play and may switch from piece to piece and meeting to meeting. Mini lectures and demos of various aspects of the horn are often built into the meetings. There is time to chat and get to know the other each other. We are open to suggestions for future meeting activities.
We generally have public performances near the end of the year and around the beginning of summer. Venues have included the Teutonia Club on the north side of Pittsburgh, the lobby of Heinz Hall, and St Paul's Episcopal Church in Mt Lebanon, and St. Bede Parish in Pittsburgh. Like our rehearsals, performances are casual. There is no requirement to be at a certain number of rehearsals in order to play.