A blog about a French horn player's journey with Focal Embouchure Dystonia; one of the only existing documentations of rehabilitation through videos and writing over a decade. This blog shares resources, research, and information on FTSED and other music performance related injuries. Katie also advocates awareness, education, does presentations, provides guidance; and brings the musicians dystonia community together thru online groups, streamed interviews and conversation.
I didn't have a mirror behind the camera. Good though that it's primarily focused on just my chin, as that's what I was working on. A bit embarrassed though, as it's not really a physical attribute I want to show off. Self-conscious. :-S
I collected my degree audit from the last year of college and looked up all the ensembles I was playing in, as well tried to remember all the things I performed and did musically outside of college too. I wanted to write out a repertoire list of which pieces I played each semester...but that's literally impossible...in another famous person's words: "AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!" :D haha. I definitely can't remember any of the pieces I played in Wind Symphony. However, the little that I can remember and what I could dig up, gives me a good view of what I was doing as far as performance load at the time. I wrote a rep list at the far bottom. I remember pieces I played, but not when...it's hard to remember.
This is pretty rough outline...there's probably a lot missing!
Principal Horn Sioux City Youth Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Lessons. Major Landers Scholarship. Mustang Merit Scholarship.
Principal Horn Sioux City Youth Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Lessons
Principal Horn Sioux City Youth Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Wind Quintet, Lessons. Joined IHS.
Principal Horn Sioux City Youth Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Wind Quintet, Lessons. Win Concerto Competition in November/perform Strauss 1 in April.
Michael Thompson Horn Coarse
Win Associate Principal/3rd Horn Bismarck Symphony Orchestra, Lessons with Thomas Porter (Past student of Ethel Merker's/Masters Northwester). Accepted into the University of Northern Colorado School of Music.
Spring 2005 University of Northern Colorado
Principal Horn Brass Choir, Principal Horn Symphonic Band, Substitute Principal Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony, Horn Choir, Lessons
Fall 2005 UNC
Principal Horn Symphonic Band (tour), Assistant Principal Horn Orchestra, Horn Choir, Lessons, Century Brass Quintet/tour. Accepted into University of Northern Iowa.
Spring 2006 University of Northern Iowa
Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds, Horn Choir, Horn Lessons. Nominated for Rocky Ridge Festival Teaching Assistantship Scholarship. Guest Artist John Ericson. Midwest Horn Workshop.
Fall 2006 UNI
Wind Symphony, Horn Choir, Horn Quartet?, Horn Lessons
Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Saint Seans Organ, etc.), Wind Symphony, Horn Choir, HeldenCor Horn Quartet? Horn Lessons. Wartburg Symphony Orchestra. Princpal Horn on Brahms horn duo w/University Women's Choir? UMKC Mid-South Horn Workshop in March.
Fall 2007 UNI
Principal Horn Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Shosty 1, etc.), Principal Horn Wind Symphony, Horn Choir, Horn Lessons. Principal Horn Wartburg Symphony Orchestra. Kaz Machala visits. Harris Instrumental Scholarship.
Spring 2008 UNI
Principal Horn Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Amy Beach, etc.), Principal Horn Opera Orchestra (Crucible? etc), Wind Symphony (Tour), Horn Choir, Horn Lessons. Principal Horn Wartburg Symphony Orchestra. Mike Atkinson visits. Four Hornsmen visit. I write Guide to Horn Transposition that I wanted to publish in IHS, but never submitted...instead published through Knol.
Summer 2008 Cedar Falls, IA.
Waterloo Theatre: Into the Woods, etc.
Fall 2008 UNI
Principal Horn Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Tchaik 5, etc.), Horn Choir, Horn Lessons, (Concerto Competition Prelim and Finals). Principal Horn Wartburg Symphony Orchestra. Guest Artist Elizabeth Freimuth coaches Symphony Horns.
Spring 2009 UNI
Principal Horn Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Tour/ Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky), Principal Horn Opera Orchestra - various opera scenes, Horn Choir, Horn Lessons, (Recital, Civic Orchestra Audition). Principal Horn Wartburg Symphony Orchestra. Principal Horn Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Guest Artist Bill Caballero? April premiere Michael Conrads Curiousness and Agression for Horn and Piano w/Dr. Su. Horn Choir joint concert at University of Iowa w/ Jeff Agrell.
Fall 2009 UNI
Principal Horn Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Dvorak 8, etc.), Principal Horn Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds, Woodwind Quintet, Horn Choir, Horn Lessons. Brass Choir. Substitute Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra. Graduate school visit to Thomas Jostlein at UIL. Jeff Agrell visits. Record for Midwest Hacker's album.
Spring 2010 UNI
Principal Horn Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Daphnis, etc.), Opera Orchestra (Prima Donna),Wind Quintet/appearances and concerts, Horn Choir, Horn Lessons. Brass Choir. Principal Horn Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Guest Appearance with Choir - Missa Kenya in March. WIU Horn Festival in April with Dale Clevenger. Win March Balu Mute Contest. April premiere Seth Butlers Sonata for horn.
Fall 2010 UNI Final Semester
Principal Horn Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Horn Choir, Horn Lessons. Guest Appearance with Choir - you are the music. Guest artist David Thompson.
I had an easy time remembering all the orchestra pieces because I LOVED playing in orchestra and for opera. Best moments of my life spent in the orchestra, and also when I got to play solo repertoire for recital, etc. :-)
Horn and Piano Repertoire
Alan Abbott: Alla Caccia
Alexander Arutunian: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17
Eugène Bozza: En Forêt
Seth Butler: Sonata for Horn and Piano
Vitaly Buyanovsky: Four Improvisations from Traveling Impressions for solo horn: España
Michael Conrad: Curiosity and Aggression for Horn and Piano
Paul Dukas: Villanelle
Cecil Effinger: Rondino
Randall E. Faust: Call and Response
Reinhold Glière: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in Bb major, Op. 91
Alexander Goedike: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 40
Bernhard Heiden: Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17
Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Horn in F and Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 in D major, K. 412
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 2 in Eb major, K. 417
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 3 in Eb major, K. 447
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 4 in Eb major, K. 495
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in Eb major, K. 371
Camille Saint-Saëns: Morceau De Concert, Op. 94
Franz Strauss: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 8
Richard Strauss: Andante in F, Op. Posthumous
Richard Strauss: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 in Eb major, Op. 11
Gilbert Vinter: Hunter's Moon Orchestral RepertoireAlexander Arutunian: Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major
Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Amy Beach: Symphony in E minor, Op. 32
Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt. III
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein: Slava! A Political Overture
Georges Bizet: Overture, Patrie Op.19
Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Aaron Copland: Rodeo: Buckaroo Holiday
Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 4
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Gustav Holst: The Planets
Jacques Ibert: Concerto pour flûte, mvt. III
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Franz Liszt: Les préludes
Olivier Messiaen: Les Offrandes Oubliées
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Ron Nelson: Jubilee
Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
Frank Proto: Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2
Joshua Reznicow: American Sketches: A Fantasy for String Orchestra (arr. for full orchestra)
Gioachino Rossini: Barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide Overture
Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78
Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Dmitir Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, mvt. IV
Johann Strauss II: Overture to Die Fledermaus
Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast
Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake: Ballet Suite, Op. 20
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 65
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvt. 1
Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Richard Wagner: Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander Overture
Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra Operatic/Choir and Orchestra Repertoire
Randol Bass: Gloria
Arthur Benjamin: Prima Donna
Leonard Bernstein: Candide
"Make our Garden Grow"
Georges Bizet: Carmen
Quintette, "Nous avons en tete"
Toreador Song "Couplets"
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana : 5, 6, 7 14, 20, 24, and instrumental track
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Voi avete un cor fedele, for soprano and orchestra, K. 217
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
Cosi fan tutte, "Soave sia il vento-Terzettino"
Don Giovanni, "Sextet, Sola, Sola in buco loco"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
Giacomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly
"Un bel di, vedremo"
Joaquin Rodrigo: Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios
Robert Ward: The Crucible
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Riders of the Sea
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata
Introduzione, "Dall 'invito"
Valzer-Duetto, "Un di felice"
Stretta, "Si ridestra"
Die Walkure, Act III, sc. 1, "Ride of the Valkyries"
Das Rheingold, "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"
Gotterdammerung, Rhine-daughters Trio Randol Bass: Magnificat Wind Symphony/Wind Ensemble Repertoire: A crap ton of music....and I can't remember any of it at all. haha Chamber Music Repertoire: Yep, not even going to begin typing it out. Yikes! :-/