Horn Studio

Horn Studio, Paul StevensWelcome to the horn studio web site at the University of Kansas, where Toto is nowhere in sight, the University is perched atop high, majestic tree-covered hills, and (modest) skiing is but an hour away!

Here at the KU Horn Studio, which has currently around twenty students, we have a supportive yet challenging environment for horn players. The studio is dedicated not only to mastering the technical side of the instrument, but in finding and communicating your unique solo voice. If you are looking to win an orchestral or military band position, get into that elite graduate school or simply want to play and teach the horn better, this is the place for you!

Feel free to peruse the site, and if you have any questions or would like more information, don't hesitate to contact me at pstevens@ku.edu, or phone me at (785) 864-4525. I would be delighted to respond!

Dr. Paul Stevens
Professor of Horn
University of Kansas


Your first stop is to meet the KU Brass Faculty and get a general overview of the Brass Division.

International Horn Society»

"...Provides up-to-date news on horn events worldwide, interactive resources for horn enthusiasts, information on the activities and publications of The International Horn Society, and much more." (IHS site)

Horn Orchestral Excerpts»

Includes a vast collection of printable excerpts and audio clips

MIDI-based accompaniments of horn solos»

These are great to practice to when you don't have an accompanist handy, plus with most MIDI software, you can vary the tempo, etc. to your own tastes


Professor Thomas Bacon's Horn Page is extremely well-done and offers a wealth of information to both the amateur and professional hornist

For more information contact: Paul Stevens

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