School of Music

Horn Studio

The horn studio is a proud part of the School of Music at Tennessee Tech University, with a resident faculty of artist/teachers that provide instructional and artistic guidance to our students. Students pursue a Bachelor of Music degree with options in instrumental and vocal licensure, as well as programs of study in composition, instrumental, piano and vocal performance, and jazz.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the horn studio?

Prospective students are urged to arrange with Dr. Hansen for a scholarship audition. Scholarships are available for music majors and non-music majors. Students wishing to audition are encouraged to schedule and audition as early in the academic years as is reasonable. Auditionees are required to perform all major scales in two octaves, and two contrasting etudes or solo movements. If you are unsure of what material to prepare, contact Dr. Hansen for suggestions. Be sure to visit the Tennessee Tech Admissions page to apply to the university online, and to investigate the many scholarships available from Tech. Please be aware that the general academic scholarships must be applied for by December 15. Music department scholarships may be awarded throughout the year, but earlier is preferable.

What should I have for my first year?
Students are strongly encouraged to own their own F/Bb horn, although we have many fine instruments for rent if you are unable to purchase your own. Students must have a quality mouthpiece, a Ion Balu straight mute, and required solos and etudes as outlined in the < Syllabus for Applied Horn . Students must also have pencils, staff paper, and a looseleaf notebook.

How can I get ready for college?
The best way to prepare is to take private lessons with a horn player. Be sure to follow a regular course of quality etudes. Tennessee Tech horn students use primarily the Maxime-Alphonse Two-hundred New Etudes and the Kopprasch Sixty Selected Studies. More information can be found in the syllabus. Successful students practice every day with a regular routine that works on etudes, solo literature, scales, warmups, and sight-reading.

Where do I find these materials?
The materials listed under “Required Etudes” and “Required Solos” in the syllabus for majors can be found at:

Beethoven and Company: A Music Store
Eble Music: Sheet Music Store
Pender’s Music Co.

How can I reach the instructor?
Dr. Hansen can be reached by email at jhansen@tntech.edu or by phone at 931-372-6089. Students are encouraged to make contact with any questions or concerns.

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Contact Studio:
Dr. Jeremy Hansen, Professor

Phone: 931-372-6089
Email: 
jhansen@tntech.edu
Office: Bryan Fine Arts Building 216