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International Horn Society

Mid South Workshop

March 15-17, 2013


Featured Artists and Clinicians-

Martin Hackleman: Artist in Residence University of Missouri Kansas City, National Symphony.

Vladimiro Cainero: Principal Horn Carlo Felice Opera Orchestra Genova Italy.

J.D. Shaw, Assistant Professor of Horn University of New Mexico, Boston Brass.

Dr. Kelly Ker-Hackleman, Piano.

Lanette Compton, Associate Professor of Horn Oklahome State University









Martin Hackleman

Principal horn of the National Symphony Orchestra since 2000, Martin Hackleman began playing the horn at age sixteen, studying with Caesar LaMonaca in Houston. Other teachers include Barry Tuckwell and Roland Berger (Vienna Philharmonic). He studied at the University of Houston and at age 19 he won the principal horn chair in the Calgary Philharmonic where he played for two seasons.

Mr. Hackleman then joined the Vancouver Symphony as solo horn under Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama in 1974 where he played for the next nine years. In 1983 Mr. Hackleman left Vancouver to join the world-renowned Canadian Brass. His three years with the group saw many outstanding achievements, among them: seven recordings for CBS Masterworks, including Brass in Berlin (with the brass section of the Berlin Philharmonic); extensive tours of the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Far East; a Canadian JUNO award for "best classical record"; the group's Hollywood Bowl premiere; and the release of the group's first video. Mr. Hackleman then accepted an invitation to join the Empire Brass Quintet, whose moderate concert schedule allowed him time to pursue a solo career as well as specialty interests such as the Vienna and Natural Horns. He was a member of that group for four years. He recorded 5 CDs with the EBQ. Hackleman returned to Vancouver in November 1989, where he was principal horn in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra once again and adjunct professor of horn at the University of British Columbia.
In 1990, Hackleman helped launch a nationally broadcast chamber music series on the CBC Radio called CURIO, featuring chamber music of rare combinations and forgotten composers. For the 1999¬–2000 season Hackleman was invited to play principal horn in the Montreal Symphony under Charles Dutoit. He has also played as a guest principal horn with the Philadelphia Orchestra on two occasions since arriving in Washington, DC.

Mr. Hackleman has played principal horn in the Chautauqua Orchestra at The Chautauqua Institute and at the Waterloo Festival in Princeton, NY. In addition to his duties as principal horn in the National Symphony, Mr. Hackleman also plays solo horn in the Washington Symphonic Brass and has recorded four CDs with the group. He also teaches every summer at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada with the All Star Brass, a team of renowned brass soloists led by international trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann. The group releases its third CD in spring 2012.

Mr. Hackleman has made numerous recordings with the National Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Canadian Brass, Tidewater Brass, and the Empire Brass. In 1996 he recorded two solo CDs; one entirely of his own arrangements for solo horn with piano and string accompaniment, and one of five lost Romantic concertos with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra. In addition, a recording of chamber music for two horns and bassoon was released in spring 1996. In November 1998 a Christmas recording with a horn quartet was released. A disc of the Brahms Horn Trio with other chamber music was released in July 2000. In addition, he has three new solo CDs poised to release in the near future.

No stranger to the field of music education, Hackleman has published étude books (now in a third printing) for the horn that are required repertoire at the Royal Conservatory in London, England and the University of Michigan. He is a frequent juror for the Canada Council. He has been on the faculty at the University of Maryland, Boston University, and the University of British Columbia. For four years he coached the Asian Youth Orchestra and participated in its annual world tours. He has also been a teacher/performer at The Spanish Horn Workshop in 1992 and 1993, a guest soloist at he First Hungarian Horn Festival in 1995, as well as The Beijing Music Festival in 2000, and lecturer/performer at the 2007 Texcoco Brass Festival in Mexico City.
Mr. Hackleman is a member of Summit Brass where he plays, records, and teaches every summer as well. Over the years he has been invited to give master classes at Juilliard, The Manhattan School, Curtis, and UCLA among others. For many years he was a French horn design consultant with Yamaha.

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J.D. Shaw, Horn

JD Shaw’s horn could melt the polar icecaps, while the entire band pours it on in a molten manner.
– All About Jazz Magazine

J.D. Shaw is currently Professor of French Horn / Assistant Director of Bands at the University of New Mexico and was formerly the French hornist with the internationally acclaimed Boston Brass where he was creative director, music arranger and co-owner of the ensemble. JD is an active solo artist and travels extensively throughout the United States as well as many countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, J.D. has also been a featured performer on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and the CBS Morning Show.

J.D. received his Masters of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he was awarded the Performer’s Certificate under the tutelage of horn pedagogue Verne Reynolds. Hailing from Hutchinson, Kansas, he earned his degree of Bachelors of Music at the Wichita State University studying with Dr. Nicholas E. Smith. Other influential teachers include Roland Berger, David Krehbiel, Peter Kurau, and Philip Myers. Orchestral credits include associations with the Rochester Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Symphony, and the Boston Pops.

As an active performer and prolific arranger, J.D. has recorded over 15 albums encompassing diverse musical styles from the Classical, Jazz, and Latin genres. Such record labels include Loft Recordings, Mark Records, and Summit Records. His latest album called “Tales of Imagination” was released in the Fall of 2011 and featured Professor Shaw showcasing new music for solo horn and wind band. This album, on the Summit Records recording label, is conducted by CBDNA President Eric Rombach-Kendall and performed by the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony.

J.D. Shaw is dedicated to promoting music education for young, aspiring musicians. While teaching technical and musical achievement, J.D. strives to endow students with the wisdom to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit through the studies of finance, marketing, program development, salesmanship, internet skills, and effective interpersonal communication. With the help of Conn-Selmer, Jupiter Music, National M.E.N.C., and VH1’s Save the Music foundation, he has taught master classes for young artists across the world spanning age-ranges from elementary to college. Also, J.D. has presented and performed clinics and workshops for music educators at events such as the Mid-Europe Music Educators Convention, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles convention, National Musical Educators National Conference, and The Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic.

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Vladimiro Cainero

Has been the Principal horn of the Teatro Carlo Felice Opera Orchestra in Genoa Italy since 1981.
During his tenure with the Carlo Felice Opera he has performed numerous solo concertos such as the Mozart Horn concertos in Eflat major K447 and K495. He has also performed Richard Strauss’ first horn concerto as well as the Serenade for horn and tenor by Benjamin Britten. He was also featured in J.S.Bach’s Brandenburg concerto number 1. From 2000 to 2003 he taught at the N.Paganini Conservatory in Genoa Italy.

He has toured China, where he performed with Luciano Pavarotti. In 2011 he has performed numerous times as principal horn with the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the direction of Antonio Pappano. With that orchestra he recorded the Overture of the William Tell at the BBC Proms in Albert’s Hall London England.

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Dr. Kelly Ker-Hackleman

Dr. Kelly Ker-Hackleman earned her degrees in piano performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and the University of Memphis. She has taught at GMU since the fall of 2002, and has recently changed her status from full-time Associate Music Professor to adjunct/distance education professor. She has also served on the faculties of Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Frederick Community College in Maryland, as well as the University of Memphis and Rhodes College in Tennessee. As an orchestral pianist, she has played keyboard for the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Washington Concert Ballet, the Washington Choral Society, Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and the Fairfax Symphony. She is currently principal pianist with the Alexandria Symphony and held the same position with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for 6 years. She is pianist for the Washington Symphonic Brass, and has recorded two CDs with them –Voices of Brass - which includes Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony - and The Edge, which includes Copland’s Appalachian Spring. She also wrote the liner notes for that CD. Kelly has recorded two CDs with her husband, Martin Hackleman, which are presently in pre-production. An accomplished chamber musician and accompanist, Dr. Hackleman was a founding member of the Peabody Trio of Memphis. She has performed frequently in chamber music performances in the Washington, D.C. area, including the Millennium Stage Series at the Kennedy Center, Mount Vernon, and the Lyceum in Alexandria, with colleagues from GMU and the National Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Hackleman has won or placed in numerous solo piano competitions, notably the National Masters Piano Competition and second prize in the International Beethoven Sonata Competition. She holds a Masters of Music degree in performance with “Distinction in Performance” from the New England Conservatory and a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Memphis, where her dissertation was on the use of piano in orchestral music.

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Lanette Compton

Lanette Compton is the Associate Professor of Horn at Oklahoma State University. She earned her Bachelors of Music Degree in performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a student of Allen French and her Masters of Music Degree in performance from the University of North Texas as a student of Dr. William Scharnberg.

Lanette is presently a member of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Opera Orchestra and frequently subs with the Symphony of North Arkansas and Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

At OSU, Lanette directs an active horn choir that has performed at regional and international horn workshops. She also hosted the 2010 Mid-South Horn Workshop. Students in Lanette’s studio have made summer music programs such as Round Top Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, and Texas Music Festival.

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