What is Cor Camp?

Due to the stark absence of gatherings caused by Covid-19 the majority of music camps and festivals across the US and the world have been cancelled. Horns United can fill the gap! Join us for a virtual summer program for Cor (horn) players of all ages!

Classes Include…

Warm Ups

Warm ups are the backbone of a person’s performing day. Go through warm ups with some of the world’s finest college horn professors. Learn the secrets that produce superstars.

World-Class Masterclass

Learn horn repertoire, audition strategies, overcoming performance anxiety, best practice habits…from the greatest players in the world. They should know, right?

Horn-centrics

There are so many things that horn players wish they knew in school instead of finding out about them in their 40’s. Insights from some of the best players into how they would have done it differently.

IVASI (Click to view videos)

Brainchild of the late Hollywood horn legend James Decker. IVASI provides a video conductor to major works for the horn. “It’s like gaming for French horn!”

Our Faculty

Compare the Costs

The Least Expensive One Week High School/ Middle school Camp In Texas Costs $570.00

A Typical Six Week College Music Festival Costs $7400.00

HORNS UNITED’S COR CAMP THREE WEEK COSTS $145.00

What You Need…

Horn, Device with camera and mic, Mutes (if applicable), Determination!

Detailed Schedule…

Cor Camp Week 2: June 15th-18th, 2020

(All Times US Central-Chicago)

Monday 6/15Tuesday 6/16Wednesday 6/17Thursday 6/18
8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Dr. Jeffrey Snedeker
Central WashingtonUniversity
8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Dr. Stacie Mickens
University of North Texas
8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Dr. Bill Schaffer
Auburn University
8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Larry Lowe
Brigham Young University

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
P-Richard Todd
HS-Jay Ferree

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
P-Erik Ralske
HS-Javier Bonet

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
P-Jay Ferree
HS-Richard Deane

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
P-Matt Wilson
HS-Ellen Dinwiddie Smith

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break
1:15pm-1:45pm
Horn-centrics
“Natural Horn: Why Bother?”

Dr. Jeffrey Snedeker
Central Washington University

1:15-1:45pm
Horn-centrics
Embouchure Efficiency

Dr. Stacie Mickens
University of North Texas

1:15pm-1:45
Horn-centrics
“Applied Theory:
How we know what to do
with a phrase”

Dr. Bill Schaffer
Auburn University
1:15pm-1:45pm
Horn-centrics
High Range

Larry Lowe
Brigham Young University

2:00-3:15pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Jaclyn Rainey
HS-Scott Strong

2:00-3:15pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Kristy Morrell
HS-Robert Ward

2:00-3:15pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Frøydis Ree Wekre
HS-Jonathan Ring

4:00-5:00pm
Performance by-
The Backyard Brass
3:30-4:30pm
Presentation
3:30-4:30pm
Practical Respiratory Physiology

for Horn Players
3:30-5:00pm
How We Got Here: A History
of the Horn-Jonathan Ring
and Robert Ward

6:30-7:45pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Scott Strong
HS-Emma Gregan

Masterclass designation *P- Professional, HS- High School

Cor Camp Week 3: June 22nd-25th, 2020

(All Times US Central- Chicago)

Monday 6/22Tuesday 6/23Wednesday 6/24Thursday 6/25

8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Jonas Thoms
West Virginia University

8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Lisa Bontrager
Penn State University

8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Jennifer Presar
Southern Illinois University

8:30-9:30am
Fun and Mentals
Dr. Andrew Pelletier
Bowling Green State University

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
P-Jennifer Montone
HS-Richard Todd

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
The Virtuoso Horn Duo

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
P-Javier Bonet
HS-Michael Gast

10:00-11:15am
World-Class Masterclass
P-Robert Johnson
HS-Erik Ralske

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

11:30am-12:15pm
IVASI

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break
1:15pm-1:45pm
Transposition 101

Jonas Thoms
West Virginia University

1:15pm-1:45
Horn-centrics
Lip Trills

Lisa Bontrager
Penn State University


1:15pm-1:45
Horn-centrics
Is “Conventional Wisdom”
holding back your horn playing?

Dr. John Ericson
Arizona State University
1:15pm-1:45
Horn-centrics

Dr. Andrew Pelletier
Bowling Green State University

2:00-3:15pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Benjamin Jaber
HS-Tod Bowermaster

2:00-3:15pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Jeffrey Lang
HS-David Heyde

2:00-3:15pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Douglas Hall
HS-Jaclyn Rainey

2:00-3:15pm
World-Class Masterclass
P-Peter Rubins
HS-William Caballero

3:30-4:30pm
Minnesota Orchestra Horns
The Long And Winding Road

3:30-4:30pm
David Heyde Better Sound, resonance

and air flow with simple exercises

3:30-4:30pm
How To Choose Your
Next Horn
-Bruce Roberts

3:30-4:30pm
Presentation

Masterclass designation *P- Professional, HS- High School

All Performance Spotlights are free and open to the public.

Use the contact page to request an invitation.

(Seating is limited to the first 1000 requests.)

For Masterclasses see pricing in Cor Camp Registration