Horn Area

Prof. Seraphinoff's Current Horn Students


If you would like to see a student's biography, please either click on their name or scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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  • Burke Anderson: DM
  • Tracy Bass: DM
  • Emily Borra: MM

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anspachLayne Anspach is from Elkhart, Indiana.  He has been principal of the Elkhart Central High School Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra all four years of attendance.  He has also been privileged to play in the Elkhart County Youth Honors Orchestra for five years.  Layne was selected to perform with the Indiana All-State Band in 2009 and 2010, the Indiana All-State Honor Band in 2011 as Principal, and the Indiana All-State Orchestra in 2010 and 2011.  In 2010, Layne won the Elkhart County Symphony's Concerto Competition in which he performed the Richard Strauss Horn Concerto #1, Allegro.  He has been critiqued by Bernhard Scully as a result of winning the 2011 Western Michigan University's Horn Day Solo Competition.  Layne has received the John Phillip Sousa award from his high school twice.  In his free time, Layne enjoys playing bass guitar and sports.  Layne will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Horn Performance and is thrilled to be studying with Professor Seraphinoff.

Torrey D'Angelo is a Horn Performance major from Long Island, New York.  She graduated from Mount Sinai High School in 2010 where she was principal horn of the Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. On Long Island she also participated in many All County festivals. Torrey has played with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra from 2007 to 2010. Torrey loves performing and listening to chamber music. Since coming to Indiana University, she has performed with the Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band.  In addition to horn, Torrey has participated in several Model United Nations conferences, was a competitive swimmer, loves reading and enjoys spending time with friends. Torrey is happy to continue her studies at IU as a student of Professor Seraphinoff.

marshallDylan Marshall is a music education major, with a large personal focus in performance. He has been principal horn of the Seekonk High School Concert, Pep, and Jazz bands all 4 years of attendance. In addition, he was accepted into Southeastern Massachusetts's Senior District Festival all four years of high school, obtaining the positions of principal in band as well as orchestra. In his junior and senior year of high school, he was accepted into the Massachusetts All-State Festival and had the opportunity to play in Boston's Symphony Hall. This past year he was principal horn of the Massachusetts All-State Band. Throughout the years he has played in many local festivals at places such as Providence College and Rhode Island College of Fine Arts. Dylan has also played in many year round ensembles. He has been principal horn of the Rhode Island Youth Senior Wind Ensemble for the past three years, as well as principal and 3rd horn of the Rhode Island Youth Symphony Orchestra. Throughout 2009-2010 he was involved in many semi-professional organizations including the Fall River Symphony, the Marion Band, and the Tri-County Symphonic Band, in which he was principal horn.  For the summers of 2008 and 2009 Dylan attended the Interlochen Summer program. In 2008 he played in the World Youth Wind Symphony under esteemed directors and composers such as Jerry Junkin and Frank Ticheli. In the summer of 2009 he played 2nd horn in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. In his final year of High School, Dylan Marshall was involved in ensembles at New England Conservatory in Boston including the Youth Brass Ensemble, under the direction of horn player Eli Epstein, as well as the prestigious Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Grammy nominated Benjamin Zander. He is currently a student of Myron Bloom. Dylan enjoys other activities such as hanging out with friends, playing pool, bowling, and waterskiing.

roseborroughLaurel Roseborrough is from Southlake, Texas, where she has lived her entire life up until her move to Indiana. She was a member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra program from 2006 to 2010. In 2009, Laurel won the GDYO Concerto Competition with the performance of “Konzertstuck for four horns” by Schumann. She performed this live on the classical music radio station “WRR 101.1," in addition to performing it live in concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Laurel has also been a member of the TMEA All-State Philharmonic Orchestra and the TMEA All-State Symphonic Band.
Upon entering IU, Laurel was named a Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar. During her first year, she had the opportunity to play in many different ensembles, including (but not limited to) Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, and Freshman Horn Choir. Laurel will be a sophomore at IU this fall and is pursuing a BM in Horn Performance.
Aside from horn, Laurel loves writing, watching movies, and petting baby animals.




Tracy Bass is originally from Sherrills Ford, North Carolina and is a 2010 graduate of Appalachian State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Music Performance. At Appalachian State University, Tracy was fortunate to be a member of the Appalachian State University Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Collegium Musicum, Horn Choir, Brass Choir, and many other various chamber ensembles. His primary teacher at Appalachian was Karen L. Robertson and he has also studied with John McGuire, Allison Kiesler, Anneka Zuehlike, and William Scharnberg.

Tracy is a current member of the International Horn Society and has attended the 2008 and 2009 International Horn Symposiums, as well as the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Southeast Horn Workshops. Outside of music, Tracy enjoys spending his free time outside hiking, running, hammocking, and canoeing. He is very excited to begin his studies this fall at Indiana University pursuing his Master’s Degree in Music Performance and can’t wait to see what his future has in store for him.

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