Hello Everyone and welcome back to The Business Lieder Podcast. I’m breaking my Corona slump and releasing two brand new episodes with the amazing Aubrey Foard of the Baltimore Symphony and Seth Horner of the North Carolina Symphony.
This is a great time for a tuba twofer because Aubrey and Seth, along with a few other tuba geniuses are hosting a very exciting bootcamp for tuba and euphonium players next week! The camp is called Back to School Tune-Up With The Pros and the faculty is amazing. These virtuosos come from some of the top orchestras in the country and can be heard in movies like the live-action Lion King, IT 2, and Batman vs. Superman.
This bootcamp is a week-long with lessons, masterclasses, evening Q&A sessions and panel discussions all for $260. The website is www.tubabootcamp.com or find them on Instagram @backtoschooltuneup, and I highly encourage you to attend if you are able.
All that being said, I am very excited to introduce today’s guest, Seth Horner. I’ve known Seth for a few years now and he is one of the smartest and kindest musicians you’ll ever come across. I think you will really love hearing his story and approach to life and the instrument. I've attached his bio below for your reading pleasure:
A native of Eugene, Oregon, Seth Horner joined the North Carolina Symphony as Principal Tuba in 2017. Horner was the acting principal tuba of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for three seasons and held faculty appointments teaching tuba and euphonium at Towson University and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. At the age of 19, Seth served a one-year position as principal tuba of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop, and has held positions as the principal tuba of the West Virginia Symphony and the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Horner attended the Peabody Institute, and was an honors graduate of the University of Oregon and valedictorian of his class at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Horner performed frequently with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) prior to assuming a full-time position in 2014 including the BSO’s west coast tour and its 2010 and 2014 Carnegie Hall appearances with Marin Alsop. He can be heard on the BSO’s two most recent albums featuring the symphonies of Leonard Bernstein conducted by Marin Alsop. Horner has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, and New World Symphony among others. He has made chamber music appearances with the Washington Symphonic Brass, the Bay Street Brassworks, and the Clipper City Brass. Horner was a featured soloist with the Capital Wind Symphony in Vienna, VA, and received honorable mention at the 2010 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference.
Seth Horner has served as a faculty member for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America as well as Carnegie’s NYO2. In the summer, he has been on the faculty of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute in Kingston, PA, as instructor of tuba and euphonium as well as performing with the Oregon Bach Festival and Britt Festival orchestras. Horner has been a visiting instructor at the University of Oregon and Ithaca College.