Pelletier shares musical, professional passion as president of International Horn Society
It would be hard to find a more enthusiastic proponent of the horn than Dr. Andrew Pelletier, Bowling Green State University horn professor. Now, in addition to his Grammy Award-winning performances and his teaching and student mentorship, Pelletier has been named president of the International Horn Society. The only international association for horn players and scholars, the society presents international symposiums, competitions, workshops, newsletters and The Horn Call journal.
Pelletier is quick to point out that “by horn, we mean only the French horn.” Although the instrument is widely known by that name, it has fallen out of favor with musicians, who prefer the simpler “horn.”
Pelletier has been a member of the International Horn Society since he was in high school, and had just begun his second, three-year term on its 15-member Advisory Council when he found himself elected president.
“It had been a longtime fantasy of mine but I was still taken by surprise when it happened,” said Pelletier, who has served the society is a variety of ways over the years, including as coordinator of scholarship programs, member of the digital eNewsletter committee and Ohio regional coordinator.