BGSU Horn Club
Undergraduates pictured L to R: Noah Thomas, Trent Anderson, Isabelle Bement, Zach Byrne, Rebecca Shields, Corey Schwartzkopf, Gabriella Mediati, Jonathan Jandourek, Kristen Ronning
Graduates pictures from L to R: Doug Poteat, Rachel Britt, Peter Guidi, Garrett Krohn
Trent Anderson is a first year music performance major from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Isabelle Bement is a Sophomore Instrumental Music Education major originally from Pickerington, Ohio. Outside of music she enjoys participating in her church community, reading, running, and creating puns for the common good.
Rachel Britt is a Master’s in Music Performance student from Powder Springs, Georgia. She completed her B.M in music performance from Bowling Green State university.
Zach Byrne is a Sophomore Instrumental Music Education Major from Madison, Ohio. Outside of music he enjoyed playing basketball and video games.
Peter Guidi is a master’s in horn performance student from Nashua, New Hampshire. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Outside of music he enjoys playing soccer, running, napping, and playing video games.
Jonathan Jandourek is a third year Horn Performance major from Shiocton, Wisconsin. In a addition to horn he enjoys sight seeing and tasting fine cheeses.
Garrett Krohn is a first year D.M.A. student studying contemporary music performance. He received his B.S. in Music Education from Messiah College, and a M.M. From BGSU. He has performed with: Adrian Symphony, Rochester (MI) Symphony, Dearborn Symphony and Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony. Outside of music he enjoys playing and watching sports.
Gabriella Mediati is a Junior Music Education major from Poland, Ohio. Outside of music she enjoys her participation in the Philosophy Club and work.
Doug Poteat is a Master’s in music theory student originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Horn Performance from Appalachian State University. He serves as the Mid-Atlantic Student Representative on the Student Advisory Council for the College Music Society. In addition to music he loves to play Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee Golf, Fantasy Football, and March Madness.
Kristen Ronning is a Senior Music Performance Major from Davis, California. In addition to music she enjoys her involvement in Greek life, Netflix, and Traveling.
Cory Schwartzkopf is a Sophomore Music Education Major from Jenison, Michigan. Outside of music he enjoys game development, reading, programming, and theater.
Rebecca Shields is a Sophomore Instrumental Music Education major from Blissfield, Michigan. She has received high marks at solo and ensemble competitions, and was accepted into Michigan All State. Outside of music she enjoys reading.
Noah Thomas is a First Year instrumental music education major from North Canton, Ohio.
Dr. Andrew Pelletier
Position: Associate Professor (horn)
Address: 1058 Moore Musical Arts Center
Andrew Pelletier is a very active and respected horn soloist, Grammy-award winning chamber musician and teacher/mentor. Of his solo playing, John Henken of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “gleaming, handsome playing. Pelletier is a soloist who seems capable of anything on his instrument.” Fanfare Magazine called him “Phenomenal…undeniably in tune with what he plays” and the American Record Guide has praised his “full sound and playing with authority and imagination.” He is the First Prize winner of the 1997 and 2001 American Horn Competition (America’s only internationally recognized competition for the horn) and has appeared as a soloist at the International Horn Society Annual Symposia in 1997, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2014. He is in regular demand for artistic residencies and clinics at universities and music schools and his solo tours have taken him to 28 US states, Canada, Mexico, England and Australia.
Dedicated to new music and the collaboration between performer and composer, he has commissioned and premiered over 25 new works for the horn as a solo voice, by such noted composers as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Roger Reynolds, Kerry Turner, Meredith Brammeier, Christopher Dietz, Carson Cooman, Randall Faust, Joseph Landers, C.R. Kasprzyk and Anne McGinty.
An active chamber musician, he performs with Southwest Chamber Music in California (with whom he won the 2005 Grammy award for Best Classical Recording, Small Ensemble), the Motor City Brass Quintet in Detroit and has performed with the Empire Brass Quintet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, and with Chamber Music at the Scarab Club, Detroit. As an orchestral performer, he is the principal horn of the Michigan Opera Theatre at the historic Detroit Opera House and the Ann Arbor Symphony, and has performed as guest principal horn for the Los Angeles Philharmonic (under Music Director Gustavo Dudamel), the Detroit Symphony, the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Opera, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus and the Windsor (Canada) Symphony. He is the former principal horn for the Santa Barbara Symphony, Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre, Columbus Bach Ensemble, Long Beach Camerata, Maine Chamber Ensemble and Portland (Maine) Ballet. He has also performed with the New West Symphony, Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra and is a founding member of the Portland Opera Repertory Theatre. He spent almost a decade as an active free-lance performer in Los Angeles and can be heard on film soundtracks as Battle: Los Angeles, Your Highness, Lethal Weapon 4, The X-Men, Frequency and TV movies for Lifetime TV and the SiFi Channel.
A Lifetime member of the International Horn Society, he serves on its Advisory Council. His pedagogical articles have been published by the International Horn Society, the Norwegian Horn Society, the Texas Bandmaster’s Association and the New York Brass Conference. He holds a B.M. degree from the University of Southern Maine, and an M.M. and the D.M.A (voted Outstanding Graduate of the Class for both degrees) from the University of Southern California. His primary mentor was James Decker, with additional studies with John Boden, David Jolley, trumpeter Roy Poper, Michael Thompson and Gail Williams. He has recorded for MSR Classics, Cambria Master Classics, Koch International and Delos labels. Since 2004, Pelletier is very proud to serve as the Associate Professor of Horn at the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts, in Bowling Green, Ohio.