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Robert Danforth Masterclass - April 17

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March 2018

Members of the IU Wind Ensemble pose with Horn Faculty and Dean of the Jacobs School of Music after their fabulous concert!  From left to right: Professor Dale Clevenger, Professor Jeff Nelsen, Detrich Morrison-Jones, Jacob Kessler, Emma Lumsden, Dean Gwyn Richards, Lisa Cary, and Adam Ruble.


Professor Jeff Nelsen has rejoined the world-renouned Canadian Brass, while continuing his teaching at the Jacobs School!  Check out the full press release here: Canadian Brass Press Release.

February 2018


A quartet of Natural Horns perform for prospective students and their parents during the IU Horn Meet and Greet!  Barbara Bright-Read, Annie Chapman, Sarah Krueger, and Olivia Martinez are performing!

Professor Jeff Nelsen leads a mourning routine with prospective and current students!  The picture was taken between the mourning routine and a horn choir reading session!

January 2018

Minnesota Orchestra Horn Section Masterclass - January 22

November 2017

IU Alum Dr. Michael Walker and his wife, Katie Dukes, soprano, performed alongside IU faculty in a Faculty/Guest Chamber Recital.

October 2017

Daniel Grabois Masterclass - October 23

IU horn students participate in Professor Clevenger's Repertoire class.  The picture was taken after the class rehearsing Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben.

Professor Seraphinoff and his wife, Celeste, were intervewed for the PBS series "A Craftsman's Legacy."  A few of the horns students participated in a watch party together!

September 2017

Joshua Phillips Masterclass - September 28

Jeff and Nina Nelsen performed two concerts with IU Alum Charles Latshaw.  The first performance was with the Grand Junction Symphony.  The program was titled "Mozart and Mahler" with Jeff featured on Mozart 4 and more music together with his mezzo soprano wife.  The second concert was with Maestro Latshaw and the Flagstaff Symphony.

Eric Terwilliger Masterclass - September 13

February 2016

Faculty Brass Recital - February 27

Randy Gardner Masterclass - February 8

Elizabeth Freimuth Masterclass - February 1

January 2016

Meet and Greet

Prospective students and parents listen to a performance of the first movement of the Gallay Quartet on Natural Horns made by Prof. Richard Seraphinoff at the World-Famous IU Horn Meet and Greet, hosted every audition weekend. Cameron Wray, Michael Harris, Anson Carroll, and Lauren Patin were performing.

November 2015


Professor Seraphinoff and his wife, Celseste Holler, performed with the Lyra Baroque Orchestra in St. Paul, Minnesota. Marc Destrubé was violin soloist and leader. They performed Haydn symphonies 6, 7, 8, titled, Morning, Noon, and Night. They have been members of the group for 10 years.

October 3 - October 11 2015

Jeff Nelsen became a full-time member of the St. Louis Brass Quintet earlier this year. He and IU JSoM Tuba professor Dan Perantoni went on tour October 3-11.  You can see more details on their website.

Monday, August 24, 2015

IU Horn Large Ensemble Placement Auditions: Recital Hall, 9am-5:30pm

April 2015

The students of Prof. Seraphinoff performed and recorded pieces from Gliere's Eleven Pieces, Op. 35. Two of the pieces performed were originally for horn, two were transcribed previously from clarinet pieces, and four were new transcriptions done by Prof. Seraphinoff from pieces for oboe and bassoon. 

Click here to listen to the recordings and learn more about the project!

April 15, 2015

Seraphinoff Natural Horn Class Recital: 3:45pm in MAC Green Room

April 7, 2015

IU Wind Ensemble Concert, Jeff Nelsen performs The Glass Bead Game

April 3, 2015

Studio Nelsen Recital

April 2, 2015

Studio Clevenger Recital

April 1, 2015

Recital/Chat with Jeff Nelsen and tubist Sergio Carolino

March 30, 2015

Kristy Morrell Masterclass - 7:00pm in MA006

March 26-27, 2015

IU Wind Ensemble in Nashville, TN, Jeff Nelsen performs The Glass Bead Game

February 22, 2015

Jeff Nelsen performs the Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Piano and the Dohnányi Sextet, Op. 37!

February 3-8, 2015

Bill VerMeulen @ IU

Mr. VerMeulen with the IU Horn Department!

January 20-22, 2015

Cleveland Orchestra Residency

Please click here to view the full Residency schedule

November 5-6, 2014


November 4, 2014

Professor Seraphinoff was interviewed by WFIU about his career recently. Click the link below to see the story!

October 29, 2014 

Patrick Smith Masterclass at IU

August 27, 2014

MikeThe Hoosier Horn Department is excited to announce that Mike Walker was just appointed to a Visiting Lecturer II at the University of New Mexico. Mr. Walker will be teaching the horn Studio, brass pedagogy and performing with the faculty woodwind and brass quintets. Mr. Walker studied with under Jeff Nelsen while pursing his DM degree in horn. Mr. Walker commented that, “ I feel extremely well prepared to step into this environment with amazing new colleagues and students. Indiana University was a great training ground for my new position and I cannot wait to share some Hoosier traditions among my Lobos students."