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Horn Day

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SEMO Horn Day - February 19, 2022

Horn Day returns to an in person format for 2022! Early bird registration will be Due 1/15/2022 and registration will be available up until the event begins! For more information you can contact Dr. Kenney at NKenney@semo.edu.

Dr. Travis Bennett

Dr. Travis Bennett joined the faculty of Western Carolina University in 2006, where he teaches horn, conducts the Horn Choir, and coaches chamber music ensembles. He is an active chamber and orchestral musician, performing regularly with the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet and the Asheville Symphony, as well as other regional ensembles. He has served as a guest artist and teacher in Argentina, and has performed with the SMBQ in China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Jamaica, Hungary, Romania, Mexico and South Africa. He serves as the Area Representative of North Carolina for the International Horn Society, and has hosted the Southeast Horn Workshop twice (2009, 2019). He is married to his high school sweetheart, Julie, and they have two sons, Tyler and Preston.

Dr. Nicholas A. Kenney

Dr. Nicholas A. Kenney earned the Bachelor of Music from Western Carolina University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Nebraska. He has performed in venues around the globe, including the Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia, the historic Waterford Opera House in Waterford, Ireland and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall (twice). Dr. Kenney is an award-winning soloist – having won both North Carolina and Nebraska’s MTNA competitions twice, winning the 2006 Western Carolina University Concerto Competition, and in 2009, he was named a finalist in the International Horn Competition of America. Dr. Kenney has been extremely active as a teacher and clinician, giving master classes in Italy, Mexico, North Carolina, Nebraska, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and Missouri. He has served as adjunct professor of horn at UNC-Pembroke and Concordia University and as graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently Associate Professor of horn at Southeast Missouri State University where he teaches applied horn, horn ensemble, music appreciation, and he is the assistant director to the athletic bands.


  • 8AM Registration opens RCC Atrium

  • 9AM Artists Recital Shuck Recital Hall

  • 10AM Group Warm Up with Dr. Kenney RCC120

  • 10:30AM Mass Horn Ensemble RCC120

  • 11AM Don’t Waste your Time Practicing – Dr. Bennett RCC120

  • 12PM Lunch on your own at Old St. Vincent’s or Off Campus

  • 1PM Masterclass – Dr. Bennett and Dr. Kenney RCC120

  • 2:15PM Mass Horn Ensemble RCC120

  • 3:00PM Final Mass Horn Ensemble Concert RCC120

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