Atlanta Horn Clinic Summer Symposium

Kennesaw State University School of Music

June 15-18, 2017

The Atlanta Horn Clinic Summer Symposium is an intensive four-day event open to middle school through graduate level horn students. During the course of the symposium, students will have the opportunity to participate in horn choirs, horn quartets, orchestral excerpt classes, masterclasses, and warm-up classes. The event will also include a solo competition, excerpt competition, faculty recital, and faculty quartet concert, and will conclude with a performance by participant horn choirs and quartets.



Division I & II First Place Winners will receive a full scholarship to next year’s AHC Summer Symposium.

The competition will be held in two rounds, the second

of which will be accompanied and open to the public.

Competition repertoire: One standard piece or movement for horn and piano between 5 and 12 minutes. Piano accompaniments must be emailed to by June 1st in order to compete. 


Competition fee: $40

Tuition: $375

Tuition includes all classes, coachings, concerts, ensembles, supplies, and a t-shirt.


Registration will open on January 1st, 2017 and the deadline to registrater is June 1st, 2017. Click here to register. After June 1st, please email to see if there are openings for additional registrants.


Anna Dodd

Atlanta Opera Orchestra

Kennesaw State University

Please contact Anna Dodd at with any questions!

Jason Snider

Boston Symphony Orchestra

New England Conservatory


Congratulations to the 2016 Solo Competition winners!!!

Division I Winner:

Eric Hawkins, Georgia State University

Division I Runners-up

Nick Perez, Indiana University

Hannah Culbreth, New England Conservatory

2015 Solo Competition Winners

Division I Winners:

Tyler Smith, Columbus State University

Nick Perez, Indiana University

Division II, First Place - Joshua Vollbracht, Kennesaw Mountain High School

2014 Solo Competition Winners

Division I, First Place - Kelsey Ferneau, US Army

Division I, Runner-up - Amy Melton, Columbus State University

Division II, First Place - Nicholas Williams, Oconee County High School

2013 Solo Competition Winners

Division I - Bowen Dungan, Rutgers University

Division II - Hannah Smith, Milton High School

Jacklyn Rainey

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Brice Andrus

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Georgia State University

Jason Eklund

Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

Kennesaw State University

Susan Welty

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Ernesto Tovar

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra