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Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190 
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horn superheros

music-noteFall Horn Festival

“It’s a bird, it’s a plane - it’s SUPERMAN” - the superhero who is “faster than an airplane, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” We love our “Superheros” who embody our deepest hopes and fears, and our highest aspirations, who display extraordinary powers, and fight for “truth, justice, and the American way.”

The horn world is full of superheros as well - composers, players, and teachers who know and love the power and beauty of the horn, and devote themselves to it’s glory.

Up, Up, and Away! to the UW - Whitewater’s 17th annual FALL HORN FESTIVAL for HORN SUPERHEROS! We’ll explore the music of composers, past and present, who shine a spotlight on the splendor of the horn. We’ll also study the superpowers of some of the world’s greatest hornists.

Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Superhero!



guestJuan Berrios
Originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Juan Berrios enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer and educator. A member of the renowned Dallas Brass, he has performed hundreds of concerts and educational clinics across the country each year since 2010. Juan studied Music Education and Performance at the University of Central Florida, where he was the recipient of several awards including the Presser Foundation Scholarship and the Performance Excellence Award. Juan has spent summers as a fellow and full-scholarship recipient at the Music Academy of the West and the Aspen Music Festival and School, two of the most prestigious music festivals in the country. Active as an educator and performer in the Central Florida area, Juan works with many middle and high school music programs, serving as a private instructor, guest clinician and conductor, and has performed with professional organizations such as the Sarasota Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony, and Palm Beach Symphony, among others.



9:00-9:40 CHECK-IN
The CA Cafe will be open for coffee, tea, and treats. Breber Music will also be on hand with horns, music, and horn supplies. Horns available at special Fall Horn Festival prices!
12:00 LUNCH
The CA Cafe will be open for business. Other options: bring your own, order in, or walk to nearby restaurants.
"Unlocking the Powers Within"
Raffle prizes, snacks, music & horn displays, photo op, and festival t-shirts (to be worn during the concert)
Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts
Concert is FREE and open to the public!


Cost Information

$45.00 covers instruction, materials, and the festival t-shirt.



Linda Kimball, Director

University of Wisconsin- Whitewater faculty hornist; founder and artistic director of the annual UW-Whitewater Fall Horn Festival; principal horn of both Madison Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

♫ Matthew Beecher

Doctorate in horn performance from University of Wisconsin (Madison) with additional studies in orchestra conducting; transcribes/arranges music for jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, and horn choir; directs WYSO enCORe horn choirs.

♫ Mary Buscanics-Jones

Co-founder of the Fall Horn Festival; attended Carnegie-Mellon University receiving degrees in music education and performance. Performs regularly in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison areas; member of the Elgin Symphony.

♫ Cheryl Miracle

Graduate of UW-Whitewater with degrees in music education and Spanish; Master’s degree in Music Education from UW-Milwaukee. Currently director of bands at Forest Park Middle School and Ben Franklin Elementary School in Franklin, Wisconsin.

♫ Christine Zacher

Director of bands/jazz ensembles in Northport-East Northport School District on Long Island, New York. Has performed with numerous Long Island orchestras and chamber groups. Certified NYSSMA adjudicator, and founder of Northport Horn Club, modeled after UW-Whitewater’s Fall Horn Festival.



Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.


Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.