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Horn Day

SEMO Horn Day - March 13, 2021

jordan redd dressed up and holding his instrument

Jordan Redd

Nicholas Kenney holding his instrument

Dr. Nicholas Kenney



Virtual Horn Day Registration is free and open to the first 90 participants via ZOOM. The concert will be broadcast via Facebook live (@semohorns) and will be open to everyone on that platform.

 Session Links will be sent out 3 days prior, registration will close one-week prior (March 6) OR when each session is full at 90.

Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jordan Redd holds the Bachelor of Music Performance from Southeast Missouri State University, the Master of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will graduate from UNL with a Doctor of Musical Arts in May of 2021. He studied horn at SEMO with Husker Horn Studio Alumnus Dr. Nicholas A. Kenney and at UNL with Dr. Alan F. Mattingly.

While at the University of Nebraska, Jordan became a local, regional, national, and international award-winning soloist. Achievements include: First Prize in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition, First Prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, and First Prize in the Golden Music Classical Awards. With the latest competition win, Jordan is slated to make his Weill Recital Hall solo debut at Carnegie Hall in the Summer of 2021. Additionally, Jordan was twice a National Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Brass Competition where he placed second in 2019. Jordan was also a Finalist for the 2019 and 2020 London Philharmonia Orchestra Brass fellowship. Due to COVID-19, the live audition for the latter was cancelled.

Jordan has performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra (KY), the Jackson Symphony Orchestra (TN), the Omaha Symphony (NE), and was a soloist with the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour in Sioux City, Iowa. In the summer of 2017, he performed at Festival Suoni d’Abruzzo in Guardiagrele, Italy and in 2017 and 2018 he served as Principal Horn of the FOOSA Philharmonia, which included performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

While a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Hixson-Lied Fellow at the University of Nebraska, Redd has taught applied horn lessons, horn methods, coached chamber ensembles, and assisted with music appreciation courses and the Husker Horn Choir. Jordan also maintains an active private studio of pre-college students and has presented in-person and virtual masterclasses throughout the Midwest and East Coast of the United States.

Jordan performs on a custom L model Lukas horn made by Dan Vidican and Houser mouthpieces. He currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife, Bella, who also plays horn, and their pets: Rudy, Sully, Polly, Julius, and Maddie.

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.


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March 13, 2021

10AM:  Group Warm Up
11AM:  Open Forum Lead by Jordan Redd: All District, All State, Orchestral Audition and Competition Success
1PM: Open Forum Lead by SEMO Horn Studio, Jordan, and Dr. Kenney: Studying and Playing Music and Horn at Southeast for Majors and Non-Majors!
2PM: Concert Featuring Guest Artist, Jordan Redd, Dr. Kenney, horns and Dr. Lamont, piano, via Facebook live

Feel free to contact Dr. Kenney with any questions: or (573) 651 – 2344.

Hornists of all ages welcome.


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Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701