Steve Durnin Masterclass at UCSB
Steve Durnin, L.A. Freelance Artist and Studio Player, gave a masterclass for the Horn Studio at UCSB. Steve was his usual ebullient self, did a fine job coaching, and talked about...
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Masterclass
A masterclass will be given by James Smelser of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall in the Music Building. The m...
University of Northern Colorado Masterclass
Dr. G gave a masterclass and conducted a mass horn ensemble during the UNC Horn Convergence FLASH, held on Labor Day at the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley).
Israel Philharmonic Horn Masterclass
There will be a guest Masterclass given by Israel Philharmonic hornist Michael Slatkin on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 10:00 am to noon. The masterclass is free and open to the...
First Day of Class & Brass Party!!
The first day of the Fall 2017 quarter – and the Fall Brass Party – will be on September 28th. The Brass Party will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Goleta Beach next to the UCSB cam...
Congratulations to Anne Cotin!
Anne Cotin, who graduated with her Bachelor of Music degree and a double major in Economics, begins her graduate TAship as well as a Master of Music in Horn Performance at the Univ...
Oregon Coast Music Festival
Dr. G plays Principal Horn at the 2017 Oregon Coast Music Festival, held July 23-29 in Coos Bay, Oregon. The final concert featured the horn section in Carl Nielsen's Helios Overtu...
Horns in the Redwoods
Dr. Gross teaches at Horns in the Redwoods, an idyllic, informal workshop held June 19-24 at a camp in Muir Woods (Northern California).
Horn Quartet Performs at UCSB
On Friday, May 19, 2017, visiting professors Bill Bernatis (UNLV) and Bruce Atwell (UW-Oshkosh) collaborated with Steven Gross and Julie Gross to perform Woodland Quartet by Eric E...
Bill Bernatis – Bruce Atwell masterclass at UCSB
Bill Bernatis, Associate Professor of Horn at University of Nevada-Las Vegas; and Bruce Atwell, Professor of Horn at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will give a joint masterclass ...
Spring Studio Recital
On March 17, 2017 the students performed for each other on pieces they have been working on thus far during the quarter.
Master’s Recital – Sara Aronson
Sara Aronson gave a Master's recital on March 4, 2017. It featured the Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Piano in F, Poulenc Elegie, Reynolds Calls for 2 Horns, Bach Bist Du Bei Mir, F...
Los Angeles Philharmonic Masterclass at UCSB!
Amy Jo Rhine and Gregory Roosa, members of the LA Phil horn section, will give a masterclass on the UCSB campus in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:...
Czech-American Duo premieres “Aphelion”
The Czech-American Duo, Steven Gross and Jiri Havlik, premiered "Aphelion," a work for two horns and string orchestra, with the Symphony of the Vines under the direction of Dr. Gre...
Czech-American Duo at UCSB
The Czech-American Duo, Steven Gross and Jiri Havlik, performed for the horn students and guests at the University of California - Santa Barbara. Jiri also talked about horn playin...
Czech-American Duo at UCLA
The Czech-American Duo, Steven Gross and Jiri Havlik, performed and gave a masterclass for the horn students at the University of California, Los Angeles. Jiri also conducted a hor...
Czech-American Duo at USC
The Czech-American Duo, Steven Gross and Jiri Havlik, performed and gave a masterclass for the horn students at the University of Southern California.
LA Phil Concert
UCSB music students went to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to hear the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Ein Heldenleben. They met and talked with Tom Hooten (trumpet) and Andrew Bain...
Patterson Hornworks Visit
Dr. G visited Jim Patterson at Patterson Hornworks in Las Cruces, NM.
Performance at Valle Verde
The Horn Ensemble and the Maurice Faulkner Brass quintet performed selections from their respective repertoires for the residents of the Valle Verde Retirement Community in Santa B...
Steve Durnin, Masterclass
A perennial favorite, long-time studio musician Steve Durnin returned to the UCSB Horn Studio to give a masterclass.
Annie Bosler, Masterclass
Annie Bosler gave a masterclass that touched on her experience as a Los Angeles freelancer and studio musician. In addition, Bosler is currently the professor of horn at University...
Fall Chancellor’s Reception
The Horn Ensemble and Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet were invited to perform for the Fall Chancellor's Reception at the Corwin Pavillion on the UCSB campus.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Concert
Members of the Horn Studio and the Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet took a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall to hear the LA Philharmonic in concert. The program included the Brahms Vi...
Carsten Williams, Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Masterclass
Carsten Williams gave a very informative masterclass to the horn studio students. In addition to being a member of the Philharmonia, he is an international soloist and a busy studi...
Dr. G presented a masterclass as part of the Horns Across the Valley series hosted by Dr. Thomas Hiebert.
“Get Acquainted” Brass Party
The 2016 Brass Party at Goleta Beach was filled with food and fun. Students, both new and returning, got to meet each other and talk about what they were doing over the summer.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. G gave a masterclass for individual students and chamber music groups. Coaching included "Auf dem Strom" by Schubert and the Concertpiece for 4 Horns by Carl Heinrich Hübler.
Horns in the Redwoods, June 20 – 25
This is a small 'camp' in the redwoods near Mill Valley, CA, and Wendell Rider, Bill Klingelhoffer and Dr. G as the teachers. Each day we have guided warm ups, skills practice, ...
South African Horn Society National Symposium, week of June 13
Dr. G soloed on the Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert with WindWorx Ensemble, performed the Brahms Songs with Julie Gross, and Tico-Tico for 2 horn solos and horn ensemble. Steven Gr...
Open Lecture: Auditioning and Playing in a Symphony Orchestra
Presentation by Doug Hall, personnel management, San Diego Symphony.
CHINA RESIDENCY: Beijing Central Conservatory, March 17 – 28
Dr. G taught lessons and masterclasses, performed in recital, and conducted horn ensembles.
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
Dr. G taught a masterclass to a well prepared horn studio, hosted by Dr. John McGuire. This campus will be the site of the 2017 International Horn Competition of America. Informa...
New Recordings Posted!!
Two recordings featuring Dr. G have been posted to YouTube. One is the Quoniam to the Bach Mass in B Minor; the other is the Czech-American Duo performing Brahms Songs arranged by ...
Anne Cotin, Senior Recital
A well-prepared recital, with a bold and lengthy program of Schumann, Strauss, Naigus, and Glière.
Sarah Bach, LA Freelance Hornist, Masterclass
Active LA hornist Sarah Bach gave an informative class for students.
Dr. G Masterclass at the University of Minnesota
Hosted by Professor Caroline Lemen, Dr. G taught students at the University. He also experienced weather quite different than Santa Barbara.
Dr. Jeb Wallace, Utah Valley University, Masterclass & Recital
Dr. Wallace provided a doubleheader – a fine masterclass and a solid recital.
Doug Hall, San Diego Symphony, Masterclass
Veteran symphony musician Doug Hall gave an informative and broadly-based masterclass.
Rick Baptist, Vice President Local 47, Los Angeles
In addition to teaching trumpet students, Rick spoke about the studio and employment scene in Los Angeles.
Dan Nebel, US Air Force Band of Flight, Masterclass
Dan coached hornists and provided information about music in the military.
Clinic – Kurt Snyder
Kurt spoke about his long and active career in Los Angeles as a free-lance musician, which provided insight for students. In addition, his coaching significantly helped hornists w...
Clinic – Steve Durnin
Studio favorite Steve Durnin taught hornists, with colorful and informative illustrations and examples from his performance career.
“Get Acquainted” Beginning of Year Party
Welcome the new academic year at Goleta Beach Park, next to campus. Detail: Sunday, September 27, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Bring your appetite and a friend!
First Day of Instruction: FALL 2015
First day of instruction at the University of California, Santa Barbara
The Reviews are in for the Czech-American Horn Duo!
Music critics have lauded this recent release (Czech-American Horn Duo, Summit 636): FANFARE MAGAZINE / Jan/Feb 2015 “Three years ago (Fanfare 34:4), I wrote about a stunning...
Recital – Jonathan Snyder (M.M.)
Jonathan Snyder completed his M.M. in Horn with a bold recital that included 3 contemporary sonatas, plus the Franz Strauss Nocturne Op. 7. Congratulations, Jonathan!
Dr. G adjudicates the International Horn Competition
Pictured are the winners with Dr. G. On his left, the Professional Division: Chris Williams, Finalist; 2nd Prize, Zen Yun; 1st Prize, Austin Larson. On Dr. G’s right are the ...
STEVEN GROSS SOLO CONCERT with orchestra at the IHS Symposium
STEVEN GROSS SOLO CONCERT with orchestra at the International Horn Society Symposium, Los Angeles, August 8. Featured photo is the Telemann Concerto for 3 Horns with (L to R) Dale ...
Dr. G with Horn Ensemble, International Horn Society Symposium
Professional Horn Octet - Steven Gross, Randy Gardner, Kerry Turner, Geof Winter, Jeffrey Powers, Nicolas Smith, Dan Phillips, JG Miller (all switched parts on each piece) Daniel ...
Horns in the Redwoods 2015
Dr. G was faculty at HORNS IN THE REDWOODS, a unique small seminar in a spectacular natural setting. It is not a Symposium or a camp, but more of a retreat. The schedule and the co...
Members of UCSB's Brass Class gave a demonstration / performance at the Samarkand Retirement Community. We were introduced by alum Wallace Umber, who played under the legendary UC...
Alicia Mastromonaco Wins Audition!
CONGRATULATIONS to ALICIA MASTROMONACO for winning the Marin Symphony audition! The horn section will be delighted to welcome this excellent new member.
Recital – Horn Studio (Spring 2015)
Our final end of quarter recital comprised student choices of solos and excerpts, while looking forward to summer activities. :)
Recital – Jarrett Webb (M.M.)
Jarrett Webb performed the second of his two Master's recitals. His repertoire featured worthwhile but lesser known works. The opening concerto by Othmar Schoeck was followed by a ...
Clinic – Warren Gref
Warren Gref (36 years San Diego Symphony) gave an amazing clinic. Beginning with the concept of tone, he smoothly moved to its implications in colors, emotions, slurs, etc., and fi...
Clinic – Recital / Coaching with Louise MacGillivray
Dr. G assisted Louise MacGillivray in evaluating and coaching a semi-formal recital of her students. It was a good experience for all, and it is obvious that Louise is well loved b...
Clinic – Andrew Bain
Andrew Bain, Principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presented a masterclass to the UCSB horn students. He coached selected students on solo literature and orchestral excer...
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 event will be held at Geiringer Hall in the Music Department from 8:00 - 9:30 pm, ...
Clinic – Jonathan Snyder
Jonathan Snyder will be giving a masterclass on posture (sitting and standing) and breathing techniques during horn studio class (12pm). Admission is free and all are welcome to at...
South Bay Horn Day
South Bay Horn Day was sponsored by the Northern California Horn Society. Dr. G was the featured clinician. In addition to leading a masterclass, warm-up, and ensembles, he premi...
Dr. G MASTERCLASS at the University of Oklahoma
Dr. G led a masterclass and coached students playing orchestral excerpts at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. Dr. Eldon Matlick was a gracious host, and his students were...
Recital – Anne Cotin
Anne Cotin performed her Junior Recital on March 1. Works on the program included Nelhybel, Bach, Wilder, and the Hindemith Quartet. A solid job!
Clinic – Erika Wilsen
An excellent masterclass for the horn studio from a fine teacher and player.
Clinic – Steve Durnin
Steve's brand new and insightful presentation on natural horn and horn production.
Steven Gross Announces New CD Release
STEVEN GROSS announced the CD release of the Czech-American Horn Duo, on Summit Records: http://www.summitrecords.com/genre/classical/. Joined by Czech Philharmonic hornist Jiří Ha...
Clinic – Brian O’Connor
Clinic with Los Angeles freelance and studio horn player Brian O’Connor
Clinic – Louise MacGillivray
Clinic with LA are teacher and performer Louise MacGillivray
UCSB Classes Start – Fall 2014
The official start of classes for the University of California, Santa Barbara is Thursday, October 2nd, 2014.