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French Horn Dissertations

In the photo are seen two dissertations. Mine, completed it while performing Third Horn full time in the Nashville Symphony, and another recent one for a DMA at a school I am not going to name. See a difference?

The bound one was a serious academic project. This Indiana University Doctor of Music dissertation is 250 pages long and was actually accepted at the defense with no revisions. But it was for an uncommon degree, the Doctor of Music, not a DMA. Most Doctorates in horn are the DMA, the Doctor of Musical Arts, and the project for the DMA is usually not as substantial and are also usually not called a dissertation, they will be called a research project or some other term used by the granting institution.

I have no problem with the research project being shorter, and would say upfront as well that all the Arizona State University projects I have been associated with were good solid projects that “brought something new to the table” and demonstrated some ability for academic writing by the authors. At least one good article could be drawn from the text of any of them.

However, not all dissertations are equal. Recently I was researching a topic and found that a dissertation had recently been written on the very thing I was looking for at another school. As it was so recent it is also online, and with it being a dissertation I knew it should be pretty substantial. However, when I downloaded it I was in for a shock — it had no text at all except for the abstract. It did have a list of works I was interested to see but with no citations or sources and no bibliography, so while the list may be completely accurate I have no way to know how the list was arrived at. The rest of the project seems to be recordings of live performances, presumably done in addition to any required recitals on the degree program. The entire print out is on top of my dissertation in the photo.

I know that some academics look down on DMA (and MM) holders in the same general way that some orchestral players look down on DMA holders, and in this case I can begin to see why a bias might develop.

Not all projects are created equal. Please don’t go guessing at schools and such in the comments, I am not going to reveal what it was on or by who. More than anything it was a bit of a shock to see something that was accepted as a dissertation that is so slim. I don’t know the full picture of what the course of study included but in terms of dissertations the bar of what is acceptable seems to be set rather low at the granting institution.

The bottom line being if you are working on a DMA be sure that your project is not whatever the bare minimum is to graduate at your school but that instead you really put something out there that has some potential to be publishable. Yet another element to carefully consider if you are thinking about DMA study or advise people who are considering it.


John Ericson

There are websites that present thesis and dissertations, some of them related to the french horn. The International Horn Society website has some thesis to loan. Bellow some thesis and dissertations, some freely available, others  available to purchase.

You can also check here some Books and Articles about the horn. 

 Available at the International Horn Society

 Available at the ProQuest




Abulnaga, Amr S. 
Appropriate choices of horn mouthpieces for players of varying levels based on the technical specifications and design of the three principal components: Rim, bore, and cup 
The University of Alabama, 2007
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3313698)

Alpert, Michael Kenneth
A Trompa Natural para o Trompista Moderno
Universidade de São Paulo, 2006

Alpert, Michael Kenneth
Ensinando e Aprendendo a Trompa
Universidade de São Paulo, 2010

Anderson, Jon
An Exploration of Selected Works for Horn, Voice, and Piano: Performance Considerations for the Horn Player
University of Miami, 2014

Anderson, John Drummond
Brass Scoring Techniques in the Symphonies of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms
George Peabody College for Teachers, 1960
/  (UMI Publication Number: 605858) 

Andry, Kevin Michael
The development of a competency based approach for teaching a college level French horn techniques course in a homogeneous setting
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 1988
 (UMI Publication Number: 8904523) 

Armer, Shannon L.
The most common orchestral excerpts for the horn: a discussion of performance practice
University of Pretoria, 2006

Astaiza, Andrey Mijail
An Analysis and Discussion of Performance Practice Issues in Two Contemporary Compositions for Horn: Gyorgy Ligeti's Trio Fuer Violine, Horn Und Klavier (1982) and Esa-Pekka Salonen's Concert Etude for Solo Horn (2000)
University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3462865) 

Atwell, Bruce W. 
History of the natural horn quartet in selected works from the Symphonic Literature, Chamber Music. and Opera: From the Barroque to the Romantic Period 
Univ. Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1999 
  /  (UMI Publication Number: 9945583) 

Augusto, Antonio José
O Repertório Brasileiro para Trompa
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 1999

Austin, L Paul, Jr
The most common orchestral excerpts for the horn: a discussion of performance practice
University of Cincinnati, 1994


Bacon, Alice Louise
A technical study of the alloy compositions of 'brass' wind musical instruments (1651-1867) utilising non-destructive X-ray flourescence
University College London, 2003

Baer, Douglas Milton
The Brass Trio a Comparative Analysis of Works Published from 1924 to 1970
The Florida State University, 1970
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 7106959)

Baker, Sherry Holbrook 
In Memoriam: Nine Elegiac Works for Horn, 1943–2004
University of Cincinnati, 2010

BARATA, Sávio Faber.
Acústica e Fisiologia na performance da Trompa
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2004

Barford, David Christopher
The Horn Concertos of Antonio Rosetti 
Univ. Illinois, 1980

Beakes, Jennifer
The horn parts in Handel's operas and oratorios and the horn players who performed in these works
City University of New York, 2007
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3283169) 

Beecher, Matthew A.
Defining difficulty: Analysis of state solo repertoire lists for the horn
The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3245587) 

Beltrami, Waleska Scarme
Musica brasileira para trompa e piano : um repertorio desconhecido

Bennett, Travis Andrew
A horn player's guide: Using etudes, solos, and orchestral excerpts to address specific technical and musical challenges
The University of Alabama, 2003
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3115036)

Betts, James Edmond
A comprehensive performance project in horn literature with an essay consisting of a comparison of concepts of horn technique as expressed in selected instructional materials for horn dating from 1798 to 1960
The University of Iowa, 1984
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8428309)

Billiet, Jeroen
200 Years of Belgian Horn School? A Study of the Horn in Belgium, 1789-1960
Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium, 2008

Bjurstrom, Neil
An Exploratory Investigation of Orthodontic Treatment as a Factor in the Selection and Performance of Brass Musical Instruments
University of Iowa, 1972
/  (UMI Publication Number: 7217540)

Bingham, Richard D.
Instrumental form and usage in selected classical horn concertos.
Texas Tech University, 1975

Bobo, Robert Pinson
Scoring For The Wagner Tuben By Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, And Richard Strauss
University of Miami, 1971
 /   (UMI Publication Number: 7212901)

Bobuk, Kristen
Evaluation of Alternate Mouthpiece Material Types to Minimize Vibrations and Heat Loss - The Research and Execution of Prototypes
Marshall University, 2013

Boldin, James Edwin
A Fully Annotated Selection of Excerpts, Historical Recordings, and Techniques Required for the Horn in the Standard Brass Quintet Repertoire
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

Bonaparte-Extract, Darlene
Franz Schubert's "Auf Dem Strom": A farewell in song
California State University, Long Beach, 1999
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 1396287)

Bonnell, Bruce M.
The Quintet for Horn, Violin, Two Violas and Cello, K. 407, by W.A. Mozart: Analytical Techniques and the Interpretation of the Work for the Natural Horn
Indiana University, 2003.

Boots, Frederic W.
A detailed analysis of Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, op. 166
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1949

Bostley, Edward J.
The horn in the music of Gustav Mahler
University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1980
Research Gate

Bridwell-Briner, Kathryn
Chasing the changes: A survey of selected resources for classical horn players interested in jazz, including transcriptions of three songs as performed by Willie Ruff
Florida Atlantic University, 2006
 /   (UMI Publication Number: 1432660)

Bridwell-Briner, Kathryn Eileen
The Horn in America from. Colonial Society to 1842: Performers, Instruments, and Repertoire
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014

Britton, Crystal Swepson
"Songs of Tennyson" (1982), "Life Cycles" (1988) and The Serenade Op. 31 (1943). A comparative analysis of compositional style and performance considerations
The University of Southern Mississippi, 2004
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3147903)

Brown, Patricia Ann
Complete balance: Balancing the horn within brass and wind quintets
The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998
 /   (UMI Publication Number: 9825721)

Britton, Emily
Jean Devémy and the Paris Conservatory Morceaux de Concours for Horn, 1938-1969
Florida State University, 2014

Brown, Thomas Martin Jr. 
Clarino Horn, Hunting Horn, and Hand Horn: Their Comparative Roles in the Classical Music of the Eighteenth Century. 
Ball State University, 1978
 /   (UMI Publication Number: 7918786)

Burroughs, Mary Alice
An annotated bibliography of the works for horn, voice and piano from 1830-1850 with an analysis of selected works from 1830-1986
University of Illinois, 1990


Calhoon, David Charles
The horn music of Alec Wilder: A survey, with analysis of his Sonata No. 1 for Horn and Piano
The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9304142) 

Cannon, Alexander Robert
Defining characteristics of the brass music of Anthony Plog and their application in performance
The University of Arizona, 2005

Craig, Genevieve Leigh
James Chambers: His Life, Career, and Pedagogy
University of Oklahoma, 2011
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3488274)

Chambers, Rebecca Jane
The Kenyan influence in the music of Paul Basler
The Florida State University, 2013

Chancellor, Evan
Heinrich Domnich: A Discussion of His Career, Pedagogy and Concert Works for the Horn
University of Oklahoma, 2014

Chenoweth, Richard Keith
The horn in opera: A study in orchestration with a focus on selected operas by Britten and Strauss
University of Cincinnati, 1988
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8822787)

Cheung, Anthony
Ligeti's magic horn: Parallel universes of tuning and tradition in the "Hamburg Concerto"
Columbia University, 2010
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3420770)

Cord, John T.
Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone: A Structural Analysis Identifying Historical Significance, Form and Implications for Performance
University of North Texas, 2009

Corey, Charles Robert
Pitch and Harmony in György Ligeti’s Hamburg Concerto and Syzygy for String Quartet
University os Pittsburg, 2011

Criswell, James Alan
The horn in mixed-media compositions through 1991
University of Maryland College Park, 1995
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9539765)

Culbertson, Robert Merrill, Jr. 
The Kopprasch Etudes for Horn 
The University of Texas at Austin, 1990
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9031762)


Damicone, Tiffany N.
The Singing Style of the Bohemians” – A Study of the Bohemian Contributions to Horn Pedagogy, Western Perspectives on Czech Horn Playing and Analysis of the Teachings of Zdenek Divoky' at the Academy of Performing Arts
Ohio State University, 2013

Danner, Elizabeth A.
Idiomatic Horn Writing: The Formal and Historical Contexts of Four Horn Pieces
Eastern Illinois University

Dauer, Robin Lee
Three works for voice and French horn with accompaniment
University of Cincinnati, 1994
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9538259)

Deats, Carol Jean
Toward a pedagogy of Extended Techniques for Horn Derived from Vincent Persichetti's Parable for Solo Horn, Opus 120
Texas Tech University, 2001

DeMers, Peggy Anne
A study of select concert works for solo alphorn
The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9407360) 

Diaz, Arthur
A guide to solo horn music: programming a recital
The University of Alabama, 2015


Eckstrand, Jacqueline Grace
"Concertino pour le cor chromatique" (1857) by Johann Christoph Schuncke (1791-1857): A performance edition
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9833396)

Edwards, Melissa Michele
Mozart and the horn: Aria No. 13 from "Mitridate, re di Ponto", K. 87
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1995
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9531833)

Ehnes, Fred Rickard
A guide to the archive of the International Horn Society 1969-1977 at Alexander M. Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie Indiana
Ball State University, 1982
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8219443)

Eliason, Robert Erwin
Brass instrument key and valve mechanisms made in America before 1875
University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1968
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 6907227)

Ericson, John Q.
The Development of Valved Horn Technique in Early 19th-Century Germany: A Survey of Performers and Works before 1850 with respect to the use of Crooks, Right-Hand Technique, Transposition, and Valves
Indiana University, 1995

Evenson, Pattee Edward
A History of Brass Instruments, Their Usage, Music, and Performance Practices in Ensembles during the Baroque Era
University of Southern California, 1960


Falvey, Joseph T.
An Equipment Guide to Performing Baroque Horn Music
University of Miami, 2011

Farnsley, Stephen Harold
Gunther Schuller: His Influence on the French Horn
Ball State University, 1985
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8605932)

Fassler-Kerstetter, Jacqueline
A comparative analysis of Partita for Horn and Piano and Sonata for Horn and Piano by Verne Reynolds
University of Georgia, 2001
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3025286)

Faust, Randall
Three Original Concertpieces for Horn and Electronic Media, an Explanation of Techniques Used, and a Listing of Relevant Literature
University of Iowa, 1980
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8114321)

Feitosa, Radegundis Aranha Tavares
O ensino de trompa: um estudo dos materiais didáticos utilizados no processo de formação do trompista
Universidade Federal da Paraí­ba 2013

Ferreira, Sarah Ramez
Padrões físicos inadequados na performance da trompa
Universidade Federal de Minas gerais, 2009

Filkins, Joanne Margaret
The horn music of Bernhard Heiden
University of Kentucky, 1994
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9521359)

Fladmoe, Gary Gardner
The contributions to brass instrument manufacturing of Vincent Bach, Carl Geyer, and Renold Schilke
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 7606760)

Flanigan, Glen Patrick
An investigation of the effects of the use of SmartMusic software by brass players on intonation and rhythmic accuracy
University of Kentucky, 2008
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3401785)

Fletcher, Seth David
The Effect of Focal Task-Specific Embouchure Dystonia upon Brass Musicians: A Literature Review and Case Study
The University of North Carolina, 2008

Fonseca, Rinaldo de Melo
Fernando Morais’ 20 Estudos Caracteristicos Brasileiros Para Trompa: A Performance Guide
University of Memphis, 2012

French, Rose Marie
Three new transcriptions for horn, cello, and piano: Works of Beethoven, Brahms, and Glinka and the aesthetics of transcriptions
Arizona State University, 2008

Foulk, Lin. Fischer, Martha
An annotated guide to works for horn and piano by female composers
University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2005

Freiberg, Aviram
Issues of Form and Content in Richard Strauss' Tone Poems from the Perspective of the Horn parts
Bar-Ilan University, 2005

Fuller, Valerie S.
The players, performance practices, and traditions of the New York Philharmonic horn section since 1928
The University of Southern Mississippi, 2004
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3147913)


Garrett, Joshua
Brahms' Horn Trio: Background and Analysis for Performers,
Juliard, 1998

Gates, Lori S.
The Effects of Ear training on Beginning Students: A Qualitative Case Study Design
University of Louisville, Kentucky, Maio 2001
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 1405354)

Gilbert, Joel
Telemann and Baroque Hand Horn Technique
Arizona State University, 2014

Gill, Jonathan B.
A Survey of the Solo and Chamber Works for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba By the Hungarian Composer Frigyes Hidas
University of North Texas 2013

Glen, Nancy L. 
A Study of Four Nineteenth-Century Horn Professores at the Paris Conservatory and their Methods (France, Frederic Duvernoy, Heinrich Domnich, Louis Francois Dauprat, Jacques Francois Gallay)
University of Northern Colorado, 1996
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 1381202)

Glencross, Laurie Anne
An annotated bibliography of woodwind quintet music by Canadian composers
The Florida State University, 2000
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9971749)

George, Alexander Ritter
Playing the Horn in Woodwind Quintet: A Pedagogical and Reference Guide
University of Colorado, 2009

Goldman, Erica
The Effect of Original and Electronically Altered Oboe, Clarinet, and French Horn Timbres on Absolute Pitch Judgements
University of Oregon, 1984
/ (UMI Publication Number: 8422845)

Greaves, Adam
The artistic merits of incorporating natural horn techniques into valve horn performance: a portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis.
University of Adelaide, 2012

Greene, Gary Allen
Richard Strauss: The Two Concertos for Horn and Orchestra
University of Butler, 1978

Greene, Grady Joel (Jr.)
Louis François Dauprat: His Life and Works
University of Northern Colorado, 1970
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 7114526)

Greer, Robert
The Effect of Timbre on Brass-Wind Intonation
University of Michigan, 1969

Gross, Steven Lee
The evolution and nomenclature of Bach's horn parts
University of Cincinnati, 1994
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9502596)


Hageman, Justin Edward
A Discussion of the nationalistic Schools of Horn performance and the players and Composers who Influenced Them
University of California, 2005
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3181759)

Hale, Thomas Zilmer
The horn sonatas of Alec Wilder from a performer's point of view
The University of Texas at Austin, 1988
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8909774)

Hansen, Jeremy Christian 
A Creative Pedagogical Approach to Hindemith's Music for Horn and Piano with Thirty Progressive Etudes
The University of Iowa, 2009
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3356216)

Hanson, Wesley
The Treatment of Brass Instruments in the Symphonies of Gustav Mahler
University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1977

Harcrow, Michael A.
Trios of Simon A. Sargon including horn
University of North Texas, 2007

Hart, Hilary Kay
Dedications for Dennis Brain: A Musical Exploration of his Additions to the Repertoire of the French Horn
University of Maryland, 2007 

Hasenkamp, Erin Martin
Effects of surface finish on the tone quality of brass wind instruments
San Jose State University, 2004 

Heim, David Bruce
Practical tuning, temperament, and conditioning for hornists and other wind instrumentalists: Understanding and attaining intonational flexibility in musical performance
The University of Tulsa, 1990
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 1341845)

Hendrie, Darren Alexander
Development of Bore Reconstruction Techniques Applied to the Study of Brass Wind Instruments
University of Edinburgh, 2007

Hendrie, Darren Alexander
Development of Bore Reconstruction Techniques Applied to the Study of Brass Wind Instruments
University of Edinburgh, 2007

Herrick, Dennis
An Investigation of the Frequency Modulations and Intensity Modulations of the Vibrato on Selected Brass Instruments
North Texas State University, 1983
/ (UMI Publication Number: 8327038)

Hersey, Joanna Ross
"Such unfeminine instruments": Women brass musicians in America before 1940
University of Hartford, 2006
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3214505)

Hiebert, Thomas 
The horn in early eighteenth centaury Dresden: The players and their repertory
The University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1989
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8916424)

Hiigel, Lewis Edward
The Relationship of Syllables to Pitch and tonguing in Brass Instrument Playing
University of California, 1967
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 6803263)

Hilgendorf, Harold Norman 
The history and development of the French horn up to and including Richard Strauss
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1948

Hilliard, Howard Louis
The history of horn playing in Los Angeles from 1920 to 1970: A lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works for horn by M. Haydn, Franz, Britten, Mozart, Koetsier, Hindemith, Herzogenberg, Rossini, Stevens, and others
University of North Texas, 1998
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9934665)

Hoover, David Edwin
An investigation of student horn player preparation for repertoire-based performance and study
University of Southern California, 1994
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9600988)

Hohstadt, Thomas
Modern concepts in music for brass
University of Rochester, 1962

Hopper, Kathleen Kenyon 
A Performance Edition of Thirty Instructive and Melodic Exercises for French Horn by Vincenz Ranieri 

Horn, Geoffrey Clark
Dual 'Urlinien' in the concerto practice of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as demonstrated in the three concerti in E flat for horn and orchestra: K.417, K.447, and K.495
University of Michigan, 1989
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9001642)

Horton, Cynthia
The identification of idiomatic writing for the horn
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986

House, Faxon Graham III
York Bowen’s Works for Horn: A Performer’s Guide and Analysis
University of Nebraska, 2012

Howe, Marvin Clarence
A Critical Survey of Literature, Materials, Opinions, and Practices Related to Teaching the French Horn
The University of Iowa, 1966
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 6702633)

Hulett, Christopher M.
The effects of embouchure and breathing instruction on beginning brass students' performance
Arizona State University, 2006
 /  (UMI Publication Number:  3210154)

Irvine, Gregory Boyd
Arnold Jacobs' pedagogical approach- Context and applications
Northwestern University, 2001


Jackson, Catherine McClure
A Study of Brass Quintet Literature appropriate for the First-Year Undergraduate Quintet
University of Iowa, 2004

Jenkins, Ellie
Women as Professional Horn Players in the United States, 1900-2005
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Jöbstl, Thomas
The Vienna Horn
English Translation of the IWK thesis

Johns, Kristen Michele
Original Compositions for Horn and Organ: Performance Problems Unique to the Medium with Discussion of Selected Solutions through Analysis of Representative Works
University of Cincinnati, 2006

Johnson, Joseph David
Etude Books for horn published from 1985 to 2011 - an annotated guide 
West Virginia University, 2012

Jones, William Lalverse, Jr.
The brass quintet: An historical and stylistic survey
University of Kentucky, 1998
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9906630)


Kearns, William K.
Studies in orchestral French horn playing
Ohio State University, 1954

Keays, James Harvey
An Investigation Into the Origins of the Wagner Tuba
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 7804044)

Kenney, Nicholas A.
A performer's guide to the original works for solo horn, horn and piano, two horns, and two horns and piano by Paul Basler
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2010
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3398317)

Kilp, Brian Thomas 
A discussion of selected works of Bernhard Krol featuring the horn: Thoughts on historical lineage and performance (Germany)
The University of Arizona, 1998

Kim, JongKyun
The Fundamental Unity in Brahm's Horn Trio, Op. 40
University of North Texas, 2007

Koerselman, Herbert L 
An Annotated bibliography of brass study materials which deal with performance problems encountered in contemporary music
The University of Iowa, 1976
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 7713153)

Kurtz, Saul
A Study and Catalog of Ensemble Music for Woodwinds Alone or with Brass from c. 1700 to c. 1825
University of Iowa, 1971
/ (UMI Publication Number: 728273) 


Laing, Millard
Anton Reicha’s Quintets for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
University of Michigan, 1952

Landers, J Harvey
The Horn in Selected Symphonies of Anton Brukner
Texas Tech University, 1990

Lang, Jenny Louise
Works for Horn by American Women Composers
University of Maryland, 2009

Lankford, Heather
Lowell Shaw (b. 1930): His Musical Career and Contributions to Horn Ensemble Literature
University of North Carolina, 2000
/ (UMI Publication Number: 9974032)

Laursen, Amy D.
Determining the Authenticity of the Concerto for Two Horns, Woo 19, Attributed to Ferdinand Ries
University of North Texas, 2015

Lee, Melvin Lewis
The Development of a Beginning Method of Transposition for the Orchestral Horn
The University of Oklahoma, 1969
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 6917826)

Lemmer, Natalie Carina
The propagation of the sound of the horn
University of Natal, Durban, 1987

Leverenz, Anna
The Debated Authenticity of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Concertos for Horn: An Historical and Theoretical Approach to Attribution
University of Cincinnati, 2011

Levesque, Craig Robert
Compositional resources for the modern valve horn (Hungary, Gyorgy Ligeti, Austria, Charles Wuorinen, Milton Babbitt, with Original composition
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2005
/ (UMI Publication Number: 3176196)

Lewis, Gail Diane
Benjamin Britten’s Writing for horn with tenor voice: serenade op.31, the hearth of the matter, nocturne Op.60
Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9526717)

Ley, Ann Marie
A Compendium of Pedagogical Approaches for the Advanced Horn Player
University of Iowa, 1994

Lindner, Richard
A Cataloging Technique and a Computer-aided System for Retrieving Information about Brass music
University of Iowa, 1971
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 728281) 

Liu, Yi-Hsin Cindy
The Examination of the Appearance and Use of French Horn in Film Scores from 1977 to 2004
University of Cincinnati, 2005

Loikith, Stephen
The French Horn in Eighteenth Century Germany: Its Technique, Physical Development, and its Influence in the Horn Music of England
Brandeis University, 2011

Lucas, Heidi A.
The Horn can Swing: A Guidebook for Teaching Jazz Style and Improvisation to College Horn Students
University of Georgia, 2007

Luchsinger, Brenda Mae
The Horn Quartets of Michael Kallstrom: A Performance Guide
University of Alabama, 2011

Lundmark, Andreas
Beethoven- Sonat för horn och piano, F-dur op. 17
Kungl. Musikhögskolan, Institutionen för klassisk musik, 2014

Luedeke, Janiece Marie
Dame Ethel Smyth's Concerto for Violin, Horn, and Orchestra: A performance guide for the hornist
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 1998
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9902649)

Luker, Susan Renee
The horn works of Frederic Goossen
 The University of Alabama, 1999
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9949386)

Lundeen, Douglas 
The Natural Horn in the Orchestra; Compositions combining Horns in Different Keys: A History
The University of Cincinnati, 1998
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9833731)


Maltese, Casey N.
A Performance Guide of Selected Works for Horn and Mallet Percussion
University of Miami, 2011

Manfredi, Guglielmo
Perspectives on Auditioning: An Examination of Professional Horn Players on Auditioning
University of Miami, 2011

Matosinhos, Ricardo Manuel dos Santos Teixeira
Bibliografia selecionada e anotada de estudos para trompa publicados entre 1950 e 2011
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2012

May, Andrew Jack 
Teaching the French Horn
Ohio State University, 1953

McBeth, Amy Jo
A Discography of 78 rpm era Recordings of the Horn in Solo and Chamber Literature with Commentary
University of Iowa, 1996

McBeth, Amy Jo
Jacques-François Gallay: A Study of his life and selected Works for accompanied Horn 
The University of Iowa, 2005
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3172419)

McCullough, David Meadows
Performance and Stylistic Aspects of Horn Quartets by Hindemith, Tippett, Bozza, Heiden, and Reynolds
University of Georgia, 1980

McGuire, John Patrick
Landscapes, Series II by Traci Mendel: a pedagogical approach
University of Alabama Libraries, 2012

McLaughlin, Brian James
American Horn Making in the Twentieth Century
University of Iowa, 1998

Menezes, Fabiano
A escrita idiomática em obras para trompa de Blauth, Lacerda, Mendes e Ficarelli
Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2010

Meyer, Charles Philip
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (original composition)
University of Northern Colorado, 1978
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 7902840)

Michael H. Dixon
Tuning the horn: a composer-performer's perspective on using extended just intonation
University of Wollongong, 2011

Millar, Michael W.
Los Angeles Studio Brass Players
Claremont Graduate University, 1999
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9932573)

Miller, Brett
45 Concert Etudes on the Themes of Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, and Johannes Brahms
University of Maryland, 2007

Miller, James Earl
The Life and Works of Jan Václav Stich (Giovanni Punto)
University of Iowa, 1962

Misner, Michael Shawn
A historical and analytical discussion of Reinhold Glière's Concerto for horn and orchestra, op. 91
University of Texas, 2001

Moody, Gary Edwin
A Practical method for the Teaching of Intonation
College of performing and Visual Arts School of Music, 1995

Myers, Allen
An Historical and Technical Analysis of the Mozart Horn Concerti
North Texas State College, 1950


Nelson, Mark Allan 
The Brass Parables of Vicent Persichetti 
Arizona State University, 1985 

Noreland, Daniel
Numerical Techniques for Acoustic Modelling and Design of Brass Wind Instruments
Uppsala University, 2003 

Norman, Lisa
Integrated approach to the analysis of eighteenth-century horns
University of Edinburgh, 2013


O’Connor, Edward
A Recital and a Study of Paul Hindemith’s Style in his Compositions for Solo French Horn
Columbia University, 1967
/ (UMI Publication Number: 6712700)

Ohlsson, Eric Paul
The quintets for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ohio State University, 1980 

Oliver, Alise Marie
A study of selected treatments of performance anxiety with a survey of performance anxiety among participants of the 1994 International Horn Symposium
The University of Iowa, 1997
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9731900)

Oosting, Stephen
Text-Music Relationships in Benjamin Britten’s ‘Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1985
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8513630)

Ormsby, Verle Alvin, Jr 
John Jacob Graas, Jr.- Jazz horn performer, jazz composer, and arranger
Ball State University, 1988
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8914102)

Otero, Erica Yvonne
Beginning horn method book based on the music learning theory of Edwin E. Gordon
University of Northern Colorado, 2001
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 3036623)


Peersen, Hild Breien
Franz Berwald's Quartet for Piano and Winds: Its historical, stylistic, and social context
Ohio State University, 2005

Pherigo, Johnny Lee
A Critical Survey of Materials and Practices Related to Teaching the Horn, 1965- 1985
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8701590)

Piersol, Jon Ross
The Oettingen-Wallerstein Hofkappelle and its Wind Music
University of Iowa, 1972

Pinkow, David James 
A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Music for Horn and Piano with analyses of representative Works 
University of Maryland, 1983 
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 8429928)

Pritchett, Kathleen S.
The Career and Legacy of Hornist Joseph Eger: His Solo Career, Recordings, and Arrangements
University of North Texas, 2008 

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Rathke, Donna Rager
Chamber Music for Piano-wind Quintet
University of Kentucky, 2003

Rekward, Susan J.
The horn at the Paris Conservatoire and its morceaux de concours to 1996
University of North Texas, 1997
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 1386000)

Reed, David F.
Victor Ewald and the Russian chamber brass school 
University of Rochester, 1979

Rieband, Irena Marie
The Pursuit of Confidence in Horn Playing From Dis-ease to Ease, Sound Technique and Healthy Musicianship
Academy of Music Gdansk,2008

Rhoades, Constance Annette
An Annotated Bibliography of Original Compositions for Clarinet and One Brass Instrument with an in-depth look at three compositions for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano
University of Oklahoma, 1996
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9623677)

Richards, Patrick James
A Pedagogical Guide and Argument for Using the Harmonic Series in Teaching Beginning and Intermediate Level Horn Students
University of Southern Mississippi, 2012

Robbins, Daren
Orchestral horn excerpts: A collection of excerpts as they appear in the original parts and performed in context by various orchestras
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

Roberts, Richard Lee
Alec Wilder: Critical editions of unpublished chamber music for multiple horns
University of Maryland College Park, 1999
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9957110)

Robinson, Margaret Ann
The history, use, and influence of cor mixte
University of Cincinnati, 1998
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9905359) 

Roche-Wallace, Catherine
The Six Solo Horn Concerti from the ‘Blutezeit’ of the Oettingen-Wallerstein ‘Hofkapelle’
University of Memphis, 1997
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 9807176)

Romano, Christina Marie
Alec Wilder and the Development of the Trio for Horn, Tuba and Piano
University of Arizona, 2015

Rooney, Kimberly Dianne
Compositional Trends in Solo Horn Works Composed by Horn Performers (1970–2005): A Survey and Catalog
University of Cincinnati, 2008

Root Pierce, Denise Lyn 
To Artistic Horn Playing: Perfect Legato, Beautiful Sound, Agility, and Musical Expression
University of Arizona, 2013

Rosenkilde, Bernadine
The Vienna Horn and the Wiener Waldhornverein in Viennese Music
California State University-Hayward, 1989

Russell, Scott
The History and Pedagogy of Jacques-François Gallay’s Non-measured preludes for Horn, Op. 27 Nº21-40
Ball State University, 2004
Dr. Scott Russell’s Home Page

Rutan, Harold
An Annotated Bibliography of Written Material Pertinent to the Performance of Brass and Percussion Chamber Music
University of Illinois, 1960
 /  (UMI Publication Number: 61196)


Sabat, Marc and Robin Hayward
Towards an Expanded Definition of Consonance: Tuneable Intervals on Horn, Tuba and Trombone
Plainsound Music Edition, 2006
Plainsound Music Edition

Sacchi, Leo
Studies on the Natural Horn
University of Houston, 1968

Salemson, Steve
Tooting his own Horn: The Life of Lucien Thevet in Social Context
Duke University, 1997

Salisbury, Linda J.
Twelve Jazz Standards and Improvisations Transcribed and Adapted for Horn
University of North Texas, 2011

Sanders, Jocelyn Black