Horn

Teaching

In 2016 Dr. Wallace assumed the full-time position of Assistant Professor of Horn at Wichita State University, and the role of Principal Horn with the Wichita Symphony. At WSU he maintains a horn studio comprised of thirteen undergraduate and graduate horn students, coaches chamber music, and is a member of the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet and Wichita Brass Quintet. Wallace also performs frequently as Principal Horn with Music Theatre Wichita during the summers, and has performed with National Tours of Wicked, A Christmas Carol, with Josh Groban, and many others.

Previous to joining the faculty at Wichita State, Dr. Wallace served as Associate Professor of Horn and Brass Area Coordinator at Utah Valley University, as Visiting Professor of Horn at James Madison University, and as adjunct horn professor at Susquehanna University and Dickinson College. He has also served on the Preparatory Division faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Stony Brook University. His students have held positions with the Wichita Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, and many others. Wallace served as a contributing artist at International and Regional Horn Symposiums in Muncie, Denton, Memphis, Ithaca, and at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Dr. Wallace hosted the 2018-19 Mid-South Horn Workshop at WSU, which was attended by more the 175 students, professionals, and hobbyists from around the country. He recently served at the Featured Guest Artist at the 2017 SEMO Horn Day and the 2015 Calgary Hornefest. Dr. Wallace is frequently invited to present masterclasses at leading universities and conservatories, and has been a guest artist/clinician at Ithaca College, Yale School of Music, Arizona State University, Mont Royal Conservatory (Calgary, CA) the Swedish National Orchestral Institute, UC Santa Barbara, Oklahoma State University, Boise State University, University of Dayton, Bucknell University, University of Virginia, and many others. In the spring of 2019 he will present masterclasses and recitals at Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas, and Emporia State University.

Below are some recent individual achievements in the area of horn performance:

Selected Student Success

  • Winner, WSU Student Concerto Competition, 2018
  • Second Prize, Jazz Horn Competition, IHS International Symposium, Muncie, IN, 2018
  • Winner, Boise Philharmonic, Assistant Principal/Utility Horn, 2016
  • Winner, U.S. Air Force Band, Section Horn, 2016
  • First Prize, Northwest Horn Symposium, Orchestral Excerpt Competition, High Horn, 2016
  • First Prize, Southeast Horn Workshop Collegiate Horn Quartet Competition, 2015
  • Finalist, Southeast Horn Workshop, High Horn Excerpt Competition, 2015
  • Winner, Utah Valley University Student Concerto Competition (as horn quartet), 2014
  • Winner, UVU University Concerto Competition, 2013
  • First Place, MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition, Brass Division, State Competition for Utah, 2013
  • Second Place, MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition, Brass Division, State Competition for Utah, 2013
  • Winner, Utah Valley Symphony Young Artists Solo Competition, 2013
  • Winner, UVU University Concerto Competition, 2012
  • Winner, Utah Valley Symphony Young Artists Solo Competition, 2012
  • Winner, Utah Wind Symphony Concerto Competition, 2012
  • Winner, UVU University Concerto Competition, 2011
  • Finalist, Utah Wind Symphony Concerto Competition, 2011
  • First Prize, Southwest Horn Workshop Solo Competition, 2011

Recently, my students have gained acceptance to continue studies at the following institutions 

  • New England Conservatory
  • Boston University
  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
  • Ithaca College
  • Boston Conservatory
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Illinois
  • Stony Brook University
  • Arizona State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Yale School of Music (alternate)
  • Curtis Institute of Music (first alternate)
  • Colburn Conservatory of Music (alternate)

Summer Fellowships:

  • National Repertory Orchestra (CO) (fellowship)
  • Aspen Music Festival and School (CO) (full fellowship)
  • Domaine Forget (Canada)
  • Canyon Arts Festival (UT)
  • Barry Tuckwell Institute (CO)
  • Tuacahn Summer Orchestral Institute (UT)
  • San Francisco Bay Brass Institute (CA)
  • Blue Lake Music Festival Artist in Residence/Horn Counselor (MI)
  • Music Academy of the West (CO) (alternate)

Conducting the UVU horn choir

Performing at the 2011 Southwest Horn Workshop

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