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Reflections | William VerMeulen, French Horn
Bt_movie_not_in_use Some students have lost the sense of fun that brought them to the instrument first 00h:00m:12s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Revisit old performances that inspire you 00h:00m:58s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Have 3 practice sessions: nuts and bolts; what you need to work on; fun session (no music) 00h:01m:49s
Bt_movie_not_in_use One should have 70% trusting and 30% training 00h:03m:30s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Young players go through the fastest period of growth in development 00h:03m:41s


William VerMeulen, Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony, on keeping performing fun

Instruments:
French Horn



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William VerMeulen
French Horn

William VerMeulen has been Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony since 1990. In addition, he has performed as guest Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He previously played with the orchestras of Chicago, Columbus, Honolulu, and Kansas City. Mr. VerMeulen maintains a busy schedule as a soloist and chamber musician with recent engagements in New York, Spain, Israel, Poland, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Idaho, Orcas Island, Virginia, Washington, and Texas. Mr. VerMeulen has participated as a performer and on faculty with numerous music festivals and chamber music presenters including: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Aspen, Music@Menlo , DaCamera and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Mr. VerMeulen is Professor of Horn at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Mr. VerMeulen received his training from Dale Clevenger at Northwestern University and at the Interlochen Arts Academy and performs on horns, handcrafted and custom made by Keith Berg of Canada and Engelbert Schmid of Germany. He is Founder and President of VerMeulen Music, L.L.C., which offers music and products for horn players worldwide.