Join us on February 3, 2018 for the 3rd Annual SEMO Horn Day. This year’s Guest Artist is Dr. Jeb Wallace, Assistant Professor of Horn at Wichita State University and the organizer/Artist in Resident is Dr. Nicholas Kenney, Assistant Professor of Horn at Southeast Missouri State University.
Dr. Jeb Wallace serves as full-time Horn Professor at Wichita State University, and maintains an active performance schedule as Principal Horn with the Wichita Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, and Music Theatre Wichita. He also serves as hornist with the Wichita Brass Quintet, Lieurance Woodwind Quintet , and Ad-Venturi Horn Duo. He previously held positions with the Erie Philharmonic, Camerata New York, and the New Haven Symphony, and has performed frequently with the Utah Symphony, American Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Boise Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, and Dallas Wind Symphony among others.
An advocate for contemporary music, Dr. Wallace has collaborated with groups such as the Ad-Venturi Horn Duo, Inverness Chamber Players, Alarm Will Sound, TACTUS, New Music New Haven, and the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and has premiered more than a dozen new works featuring the horn. He is currently recording a CD of new works for horn for Beauport Classical. He has commissioned and premiered more than two dozen new works featuring horn, working alongside composers such as Robert Bradshaw, James Naigus, Scott Wise, Warren Benson, Eric Flesher, Peter Gilbert, and many others. He has also performed numerous Broadway Shows, alongside popular artists such as Josh Groban, and recorded the 2007 hit album, "Boxer", with the internationally recognized indie-rock band, The National. Previously, Wallace served on the as Associate Professor of Horn at Utah Valley University, Visiting Professor at James Madison University, and horn instructor at Susquehanna University, and Dickinson College. He also served as Pre-College faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Stony Brook University, at the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary, the Tuacahn Music Institute, and at the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City. he has held summer fellowships at the Yale Summer School at Norfolk, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, Roundtop, Kent-Blossom, and Orford.
Dr. Kenney earned the Bachelor of Music from Western Carolina University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Nebraska. He has performed in venues around the globe, including the Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia, the historic Waterford Opera House in Waterford, Ireland and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall (twice). Nicholas is an award-winning soloist – having won both North Carolina and Nebraska’s MTNA competitions twice, winning the 2006 Western Carolina University Concerto Competition, and in 2009, he was named a finalist in the International Horn Competition of America.
Dr. Kenney has been extremely active as a teacher and clinician, giving master classes in Mexico, North Carolina, Nebraska, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and Missouri. He has served as adjunct professor of horn at UNC-Pembroke and Concordia University and as graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently Assistant Professor of horn at Southeast Missouri State University where he teaches applied horn, horn ensemble, music appreciation, and he is the assistant director to the athletic bands.
9AM Mass Warm Up, Dr. Kenney
10AM Master Class, Dr. Wallace
11AM Mass Horn Ensemble reading
1PM Master Class, Dr. Kenney
2PM Mass Horn Ensemble rehearsal
4PM Final Concert
*All Events will be held at the Southeast Missouri State River Campus. Registration will be in the Dobbins Center Atrium between 8AM & 9AM*
Feel free to contact Dr. Kenney with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 651 – 2344.