My name is James Boldin, and I am an Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where I teach applied horn and music history courses, and perform with the Chamber Arts Brass.
I have performed and presented at the Southeast Horn Workshop and have presented clinics at the Louisiana Music Educators Association State Convention and the South Central Regional Music Conference.
I am an active orchestral musician, and perform with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra as principal horn and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra as third horn, and have also performed with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Lyric Opera, and Opera East Texas.
I have published articles in The Instrumentalist Magazine and The Horn Call: The Journal of the International Horn Society, and maintain a blog devoted to horn playing and teaching at www.hornworld.wordpress.com
By James Boldin Bruce Hembd’s great series on Horn-tastic TV Themes at Horn Matters got me thinking about all the amazing horn solos in movie soundtracks. There are too many to list in this post, [...]
By James Boldin Most music students will at one time or another need to write their own program notes, but this useful skill often goes overlooked in an undergraduate curriculum. The ability to write and [...]
A regular (or semi-regular) fitness routine can be very helpful for brass players, whether it be running, swimming, biking, or some kind of light weight training combined with aerobic exercise. Listed below are what I [...]
Get great deals on the Zoom H4n portable digital recorder Lately I’ve been listening to some of my lessons from graduate school, specifically the two years spent working on my master’s degree with Doug Hill [...]
With the exception of trills, turns are probably the most encountered ornament in horn music – think of Kopprasch and Maxime-Alphonse, to name a few. Many excellent resources deal with the performance of both turns [...]