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November 1, 2014

"Horns Go Halloween – so much fun, it’s scary!”

The Festival

Music is a powerful force that adds so much to our lives. Think of the heart-wrenching beauty of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and the “Adagietto” from Gustav Mahler’s 5th Symphony. Think of the power of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” or the end of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and the joy at the end of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Now think how you might feel when you hear Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” or “Dreams of a Witches’ Sabbath” from Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz. And finally, think about your favorite horror movie—much of the “horror” comes from the music (Psycho; Jaws; Halloween)—it can be eerie, spooky, mysterious, macabre, and downright chilling! As Halloween casts its shadow over us, let’s explore the dark side of music with some “creepy classics.”

Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014

when the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Fall Horn Festival presents: “Horns Go Halloween!”

The festival will be held in the Greenhill Center of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Check-in starts at 9:15. The event is for French horn players of all ages and all abilities—beginner to adult. Registrants will participate in both large and small horn ensembles. The day will conclude with a FREE concert, presented by all festival faculty and participants. The $40.00 fee covers instruction, material, and the festival t-shirt.

Festival Faculty

Uber Horn Quartet

We welcome the ÜBER HORN QUARTET to this year's festival!

"Chicago's Über Horn Quartet is much more than a quartet. This exciting ensemble features FIVE of Chicago's top horn players and their passion is making the horn and its colorful sound pallette accessible and enjoyable for all audiences! Whether the concert calls for traditional classics from the quartet library or modern American composers, to jazz and beyond, Uber is equally comfortable and at ease.

Über hornists are members of some of the region's top orchestras, including the Ars Viva, South Bend, Peoria, Dubuque and Lake Forest symphony orchestras. They have played with other well-known ensembles such as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Milwaukee Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. As devoted educators, members of the quartet hold teaching positions at North Park University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Sherwood Conservatory and The Music Institute of Chicago, and private studios throughout the Chicago area. Concerts by the Über Horn Quartet are sure to be an entertaining and fun-filled experience for audiences as they enjoy a concert that is so much more than a quartet!"
Members of the group are: Liz Deitemyer, Mary Jo Neher, Jeremiah Frederick, Kelly Langenberg, Anna Jacobson

Liz Deitemyer

Liz Deitemyer enjoys a wide variety of musical outlets, from playing and recording with rock bands to orchestral performance. She plays with the Arkansas Symphony and Dubuque Symphony Orchestras, and the Second City Brass Quintet. She performs regularly with many Midwest orchestras; recently with the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

Mary Jo Neher

Mary Jo Neher is a member of the Millar Brass Ensemble, and has played with numerous Midwest orchestras and Broadway shows, including the "Zelda, Symphony of Goddesses" concert, and the North American tour of "Star Wars in Concert.: She has also recorded an album of jazz nonets.

Kelly Langenberg

Kelly Langenberg ("ferouciously powerful") has an extensive list of horn activities, including: principal horn of the Battle Creek and Dubuque Symphony Orchestras, and Light Opera Works Orchestra. She is also a member of the Kenosha and Peoria Symphony Orchestras, and teaches horn at Illinois Wesleyan University, and North Park University.

Anna Jacobson

Anna Jacobson is a founding member of V3NTO Brass Trio and the award-winning orchestral folk group Jonas Friddle and the Majority. She plays with a variety of Chicago ensemble, and was a winner of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation Solo Competition. Anna is also on the faculty of the DePaul Community Music Division, and the Old Town School of Folk Music

Also on this year's faculty:

Linda Kimball

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty hornist; founder and director of the annual UW-Whitewater Fall Horn Festival. Linda is principal horn of both the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; She is also hornist with the Whitewater Brass Quintet, and the Wingra Woodwind Quintet, and the arranger of dozens of pieces for horn ensemble.

Ingrid Mullane

Ingrid Mullane is active as a music educator and horn performer in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. She currently teaches general music and directs the Orff Ensemble, Mallets, Movement and More at Martin Elementary School in Huntley, Illinois. In 2013 Ingrid was nominated for Illinois State Teacher of the Year by her school district. She is principal horn of the New Philharmonic of Glen Ellyn; 4th horn in the Rockford Symphony, and plays regularly with Madison Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

Christine Zacher

Christine Zacher is director of bands/jazz ensembles in the Northport-East Northport School District on Long Island, New York. As a hornist, Chris has performed with numerous Long Island orchestras and chamber groups. Originally from Wisconsin, Chris received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, and her Master’s degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, New York. Chris is a certified NYSSMA adjudicator, and the proud founder of the Northport Horn Club – modeled after UW-Whitewater’s Fall Horn Festival!


9:15 - 9:55 am Check in, and check out the Breber Music display, including new horns, music, and equipment. Horns for sale at special Fall Horn Festival price!
12:00 pm 


The CA Café in the Center of the Arts atrium will be open for business. Other options: bring your own, order in, or walk to nearby restaurants.

1:00 pm


Master class and performance

3:30 pm


Raffle prizes, snacks, music & horn displays, photo op, and festival t-shirts (to be worn during the concert)

4:15 pm


Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts

FREE and open to the public!

What are they saying?

What are people are saying about the UW-Whitewater's Fall Horn Festival

"You've changed my son's life...your horn festival lit him on fire...his passion for the horn continues."

- A Parent

"I learned so, so much! I'm looking forward to going next year."

- A Student

"Thanks for a wonderful experience for my students... their eyes have been opened to a whole new world...they were very excited and were already asking about next year!"

- A Band Director

"I'm in awe every single time I go about how many french horns there are!"

- A Student

"I wanted to tell you what a great job you did on that festival...it was truly sensational...I can't get over raving about it."

- Ethel Merker, Professional Hornist

Festival Cost

The $40.00 cost covers instruction, materials and a festival t-shirt.

Lunch is on your own with numerous campus and off-campus locations within walking distance.


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.