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Scholarly Interest Report
         
William Ver Meulen
Professor
Professor of Horn
 
e-mail:VerMeulen@rice.edu
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Websites
 VerMeulen Music LLC
 
Transcribing Compositions for Horn
 Currently transcribing Gerwshin Three Preludes and William Grant Still Romance into format for horn and piano. Will combine these with 7 other already finished transcriptions for inclusion on future solo recording.
 
Teaching Areas
 Horn Performance
 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 

Gregory Hustis "Orchestrating Success - VerMeulen at Rice: Excerpts to Employment." The Horn Call (02/2015)

 
 

Stallmann, K., Gil French "Strauss' Second Concerto: VerMeulen at Round Top." The Horn Call (2002/11)

 
Creative Works
 Performances - Featured Artist at the Beijing International Horn Fesitval
 Performed three recitals and eight masterclasses in Beijing China, William VerMeulen at the Beijing International Horn Festival, Beijing Conservatory, Beijing, China (10/1 - 10/8)
 
 Performances - Performances as Principal Horn with the Houston Symphony,
 Performed over 100 concerts with the Houston Symphony in 2015, Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. Houston, TX 77002 (1/1/15 - 12/31/15)
 
 Performances - Soloist at the Texas Music Festival
 Performed the Phoenix Concerto by Anthony DiLorenzo, Texas Music Festival Orchestra, Josep Caballe, Conducting, Moores Opera House, University of Houston, Houston, TX (6/13)
 
 Other - Masterclasses
 Advanced masterclasses, Willam VerMeulen, New World Symphony, National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Miami Beach, College Park, Breckenridge, Aspen (summertime and one week in spring for Miami)
 
Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Summer Festival
 Banff Masterclasses for Strings and Winds. Taught lessons, performed and gave masterlcasses, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (6/28-7/09)
 Domaine Forget - Faculty. Taught Masterclasses and Performed, Domaine Forget - Saint-Irénée, Quebec, Canada. (5/31-06/06)
 National Orchestral Institute - Horn Instructor. Coached the Brass section and taught horn masterclasses, University of Maryland - College Park, MD. (6/7-6/10)
 Sarasota Music Festival - Faculty Artist. Faculty and Performer at Sarasota Music Festival, Sarasota, Florida. (6/14-6/20)
Coached Chamber Music, Taught Masterclasses and Performed

 Sun Valley Summer Symphony Principal Horn. Principal Horn, Sun Valley, Idaho. (7/25-8/19)
Recurring Summer Festival at which I have performed as Principal Horn since 1993

 Texas Music Festival. Teacher and Performer, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (6/11-6/27)
Taught lessons and Performed a Concerto with the Festival Orchestra

Juries
 Jury
 International Horn Competition of America. Jurist on the Professional Division, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska. (8/26-8/30)
Served on Jury and participated in Board Meetings for International Horn Competition of America

Positions Held
 Principal Horn - Honolulu Symphony, Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. (1981 - 1989)

 Brass Artist-in-Residence, The Glenn Gould School and The Royal Conservatory. (2014 - 2016)

 Principal Horn - Houston Symphony, Houston Symphony. (1990 - 2016)

 Visiting Professor of Horn, Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. (2015 - 2016)

 Visiting Instructor of Horn, The New World Symphony. (1993 - 2016)

 Principal Horn - Columbus Symphony, Columbus Symphony Orchestra. (1989 - 1990)