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Kristy Morrell, faculty at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, discusses a breathing exercise for the French Horn.
Kristy Morrell is a faculty member at the University of Southern California School of Music, and the principal French Horn instructor at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She has been a member of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1997, and performs frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Symphony, Pacific Symphony and New West Symphony. She is also a respected recording artist, performing on numerous motion pictures, television soundtracks and records.
Kristy has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where she also received her Master of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. In 1993 she was the First Place winner of the International Horn Society solo competition, and in 1997 she was the First Place winner of the solo competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Her principal teachers were Verne Reynolds, Vincent DeRosa and James Decker.
She resides in Southern California with her husband Steve, daughter Libby, and son, Russell.