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August 2019

International Horn Competition of America

August 29 - September 2
Colorado State Univerity, 1778 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins,CO80523United States
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The International Horn Competition of America (formerly the American Horn Competition) came into being because two people wanted to promote a higher standard for US horn soloists. In 1975 Elliott Higgins (a Cleveland area hornist and conductor) and George McCracken (horn designer for King Musical Instruments) attended the IHS Symposium near Montreal and observed a contrast between American horn soloists who sat and played from music and European soloists who stood and performed from memory. Higgins and McCracken decided to…

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