HOWARD HILLIARD, HORN
Bernstein – On the Town
Copland – Rodeo
Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, k.386b
Bartók – Dance Suite
Saint-Saëns – Dance Macabre
Howard Hilliard is a fifth generation Californian where he received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Southern California. At the invitation of principal conductor Zubin Mehta, he was invited to play principal horn in L’Orchestra
Dr. Hilliard has performed as principal horn all over the world in orchestra and wind ensembles that include: "I Solisti Fiorentini", "Solisti dell'Ensemble Cameristico Pistoiese", “Orquesta S
Dr. Hilliard has been a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science, which selects the "Grammy" awards each year. In addition to being an active freelancer in the DFW Metroplex, he teaches French horn and trumpet, repairs brass instruments, does custom horn work and publishes both pedagogical articles and sheet music. His publication "Lip Slurs for Horn" is the best-selling book of lip slurs for horn in the world. It was featured in clinics at the 2012 International Horn Symposium.
His latest publications include "Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists" on Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba. These publications were presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association annual meeting. Dr. Hilliard's articles have been published in his field's most prestigious journals of record including: The Horn Call, The International Trumpet Guild Journal, The Instrumentalist and TBA Bandmasters Review.
Away from the horn, Howard enjoys spending time with his wife Susanna who is a professional oboist and his two sons. He is also a dedicated Mavericks fan, after having been a long time "Showtime" Lakers fan prior to coming to Texas. That same passion for basketball extended to playing on the club basketball team, CUS Firenze, in Florence Italy for five years.