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Welcome to the UCSB Horn Studio!

Welcome to the UCSB Horn Studio!

Steven Gross, horn / Dale Clevenger, conductor / Bratislava Philharmonic
Recording used by permission, Summit DCD-441

Welcome to the official webpage for the Horn Studio at the University of California, Santa Barbara located on the beautiful beach of sunny Southern California! The UCSB Horn Studio, which currently has around ten students, provides a challenging, yet encouraging and supportive environment for horn players. The UCSB Horn Studio is dedicated not only to mastering the technical nuance of the horn, but in the learning of orchestral repertoire and in finding and communicating your unique solo voice.

If you, as a horn player and student, are looking to win an orchestral position, pursue graduate school, or simply want to perform and teach the horn better, then the UCSB Horn Studio is the place for you! Please, feel free to peruse the site, and if you have any questions or would like more information, don’t hesitate to Contact Us. We would be delighted to hear from you!

Current Events

STEVEN GROSS announces the CD release of the Czech-American Horn Duo
18 Dec 2014

STEVEN GROSS announces the CD release of the Czech-American Horn Duo

STEVEN GROSS announces the CD release of the Czech-American Horn Duo, on Summit Records: http://www....
Clinic – Brian O’Connor
21 Nov 2014

Clinic – Brian O’Connor

Clinic with Los Angeles freelance and studio horn player Brian O’Connor
Clinic – Daniel Wood
19 Nov 2014

Clinic – Daniel Wood

Clinic with Daniel Wood of the world renowned horn quartet QUADRE
Clinic – Allen Fogle
7 Nov 2014

Clinic – Allen Fogle

Clinic with LA freelance and studio horn player Allen Fogle
Clinic – Louise MacGillivray
29 Oct 2014

Clinic – Louise MacGillivray

Clinic with LA are teacher and performer Louise MacGillivray

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[Gordon Jacob's Horn Concerto] was the perfect vehicle for Mr. Gross' warm tone and fluid phrasing.  He navigated running passages with admi...
Janelle Gelfand, The Cincinnati Enquirer
...featured spectacular, highly-lying solos by principal horn Steven Gross.  
Mary Ellyn Hutton, The Cincinnati Post
Steven Gross's horn solo in the second movement was gorgeous.
Michael Smith, Santa Barbara News-Press
Bernard Krol's "Laudatio for Solo Horn," was some kind of tour de force, or at the least, the remarkable hornist Steven Gross turned it into...
Gerald Carpenter, The Independent
...played a humorous and rousing concert in Bandon's trim Sprague Community Theatre...showed skill and stamina in difficult music.
David Stabler, The Sunday Oregonian
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