Presentations and Articles
This page includes samples of some of the scholarly work I have done related to the horn. I hope that the information here will be very helpful to your playing and teaching
Performing Music for Solo Horn
I gave this lecture at the Northwest Horn Symposium in 2019. A major area of my performing and research has been music for solo horn. In this lecture, I discuss how to prepare music for solo horn with the goal of presenting a compelling performance.
Horn Performance in new music
This is a lecture that I gave at the Northwest Horn Symposium and the International Horn Symposium in 2018. In my work with the Pan Pacific Ensemble, I have learned a lot about how to prepare new music and how to prepare my playing for new music. This lecture seeks to convey those lessons to other players.
DR. KING'S GUIDE TO SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION
I gave this lecture at the 2017 Northwest Horn Symposium. In 2017, it's critical for young performers to leverage the internet and social media to promote their careers. In this lecture, I discuss website creation, social media promotion, and audio and video recording.
Kopprasch Book 1: A Book for all Seasons
I just gave this presentation at the 2016 Northwest Horn Symposium. These slides are a compilation of my thoughts on using the Kopprasch book in my playing and teaching. I hope that you find some new and challenging practice in the information below.
All musical examples from Kopprasch book 1 were downloaded from imslp.org
ClassRoom Management for All Students
As a music educator and music education professor, one of my areas of research is how to enact classroom management that works for students who have undergone childhood trauma. Trauma in childhood affects the young student's brain in profound ways. However, we can design our classroom procedures to help these students interact well with their teachers and classmates.
Solitary Freedom: Music for Solo Horn
As my DMA project at the University of Alabama, I recorded a CD of music for solo horn. I had a great time recording this CD with engineer Dave Bjur at Washington State University. This CD will be published this summer on Washington State University Recordings. Along with the recording, I wrote the following manuscript with important information about these pieces. I hope you enjoy the following manuscript, and check for my CD in a few months