The Schwob Horns of Columbus State University, under the leadership of Dr. Natalie Brooke Higgins, is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate horn students pursuing music degrees at the Schwob School of Music. The ensemble has performed at numerous venues, such as the American Cancer Society’s Crystal Ball Ceremenoy, Broadway Market Days, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Interfaith Service of Remembrance, Hope, and Action, Columbus State University’s Winterfest, and the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. The ensemble embarks on one outreach tour per academic year. Most recently, their tour included outreach performances at The Brookstone School, Northside High School, The Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts, Mill Creek Highschool, Oconee High School, Oconee Middles School and a final concert at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
One of the primary goals of the Schwob Horns is to not only heighten the musical skills of these talented horn performers, but to also equip members with a versatile entrepreneurial skill set necessary for a successful career. Throughout the course of their education, these musicians are provided with the opportunity to develop visionary skills by collaborating on audio and visual media projects, conducting market research and maintaining an active presence on several social media sites, and creating a brand and image for themselves as well as the studio. Being a member of the Schwob Horns entails more than playing the horn; it is a platform for students to expand their musical horizons while preparing them to be successful individuals in every regard.
On the performance end of the spectrum, the Schwob Horns aim to share their passion for music with audiences through exciting and groundbreaking concerts. Members of the ensemble are encouraged to constantly push the performance envelope, whether they are performing in the prestigious Schwob School of Music Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, or Philharmonia, writing new horn arrangements, brainstorming ways to enhance the experience of audience members, or joining creative forces to produce a multidimensional show that includes elements of choreography, memorization, and electronic media. The Schwob Horns strive to foster the musical and personal growth of each individual member, and inspire success and innovation on and off the concert stage.
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