From the “first” lesson to preparation for music careers, Hilarie’s passionate lessons provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of horn playing.
Hilarie emphasizes commitment to correct breathing, flexible embouchures, practice techniques, phrasing, and musicality. She also provides a clear overview of the horn repertoire: etudes, orchestral excerpts, solo and chamber literature. There is also opportunity for performance through recitals.
Hilarie’s French Horn lessons are appropriate for any and all students including:
Some of Hilarie’s past students have gone on to many accomplishments with the French Horn. Some include:
1985 – Bachelor of Music degree, Performance degree on the French horn, University of Connecticut
Studied under the tutelage of William Nemeth (University of Connecticut), Daniel Culpepper, Paul Ingraham (Yale University, New York City Ballet Orchestra)
2005 – Present
Aida, Carmen, Dialogue des Carmelites, Julius Caesar, La Traviata, Magic Flute, Mozart’s Requiem, Orpheus, Tosca, Brahms’s Requiem, Samson et Dalila, Faust, Norma, Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Requiem and orchestral concerts
Into the Woods pit orchestra
2007 – 2010
La Boheme, Cavalleria Rusticana, Madame Butterfly, Pagliacci, Rigoletto
2000 – 2013
1998 – Present
Substitute 1992 – 1994
1991 – 1992
1988 – 1990
1985 – 1989
1985 – 1987
As conductor of the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra, Hilarie has coached and conducted talented young horn players such as Tim Takagi, Erica Moore, Jared Silbernagel, and Brianna Reed.