Jeremy C. Hansen, Associate Professor of Horn, joined the Tennessee Tech University music faculty in Fall of 2007. Dr. Hansen holds Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and horn performance from St. Olaf College. He earned his Master’s Degree in Horn Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa. His teachers of horn include Kristin Thelander, W. Peter Kurau, Priscilla McAfee, and Michael Gast.
Prior to joining the TTU faculty, he served from 2002 to 2007 as assistant professor of horn and theory at Eastern Illinois University, where he taught horn, theory, aural training, music appreciation, and rock history. He has served as instructor of horn and theory at Columbus (GA) State University, and taught applied horn and methods at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hansen is currently a member of the Bryan Symphony, and for five years acted as principal horn of the Danville (IL) Symphony. He is formerly a member of the Terre Haute Symphony, the Quad City Symphony (Davenport, IA), the Columbus (GA) Symphony, and has performed in the summer months with the St. Louis Symphony. He serves as the Tennessee regional representative for the International Horn Society.
Dr. Hansen is an avid fan of solo horn literature and natural horn, frequently presenting sessions on natural horn technique and pedagogy. In January 2012 he traveled to Oxford University to record the horns housed in the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, for use on the collection’s website and visitor multimedia system. This collection consists of Baroque horns, Classical hand horns, and early valve horns. It includes the horns owned by Reginald Morely-Pegge and featured in his book.