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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

The Czech-American Horn Duo at UCSB!
9 Apr 2015

The Czech-American Horn Duo at UCSB!

The CZECH - AMERICAN HORN DUO will make its West Coast premiere at UCSB on Thursday, April 9. The ev...
24 Feb 2015


Professor at Baylor University, former member Cleveland Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic of Flanders
Clinic – Erika Wilsen
26 Jan 2015

Clinic – Erika Wilsen

An excellent masterclass for the horn studio from a fine teacher and player.
Clinic – Steve Durnin
16 Jan 2015

Clinic – Steve Durnin

Steve's brand new and insightful presentation on natural horn and horn production.
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....

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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
Gerald Carpenter
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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