International horn competition here July 19-22

BOWLING GREEN,O.—Between 50 and 75 musicians from around the globe will be in Bowling Green July 19-22 when the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts hosts the International Horn Competition of America.

All events for the competition will be in held in Bryan Recital Hall and Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Art Center.

Founded in 1981 as the American Horn Competition, the event is America's only internationally recognized competition for the horn. The competition is held in different venues across the United States every two years.

The competition, which has university and professional divisions, features three days of elimination rounds, with each round focusing on different styles of repertoire—music for horn and piano, contemporary music for solo horn and romantic concertos.

The first round on Friday, July 20, will begin at 9 a.m. The second round on Saturday, July 21, and round three on Sunday, July 22, will each begin at 10 a.m. The division finals on Sunday in Kobacker Hall will begin following competition in the third round.

With two divisions in the competition running concurrently and international judges, the event has become a major launching venue for several of America's most prominent horn soloists and orchestral performers.

Dr. Andrew Pelletier, a BGSU assistant professor of horn who won the competition in 1997 and 2001, is the host of the event.

Admission to all competition rounds is free and open to the public. For more information and a schedule of events, contact Pelletier at 419-372-2321 or visit www.bgsu.edu/music .

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(Posted July 13, 2007)