Faculty & Staff

Dr. Amy Horn


Adjunct Applied Faculty
  • Horn
  • BA, Bowling Green State University
  • MM, The Catholic University of America
  • DMA, University of Maryland

In December, 2016, Dr. Amy Horn retired after almost thirty years in “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band capping her career there by performing as a horn soloist on the Band’s October, 2016 tour of the southeast United States. A versatile musician and entertainer, Amy also sang and played guitar in the Marine Band’s country rock group, Free Country.

She has performed with most of the Washington, DC metropolitan area musical organizations including the National and Baltimore Symphonies, Washington Concert Opera, Alexandria Symphony (principal), the American Pops Orchestra (principal), Concert Artists of Baltimore, National Philharmonic, and the Washington Symphonic Brass whose recordings can be found on Summit and Spotify.

Amy loves to teach and share her passion for the instrument and has formed an amateur horn choir, Capital Horns based at Glen Echo Park at the Washington Conservatory of Music. Her own teachers were Herb Spencer at Bowling Green State University, Ted Thayer, Peter Landgren, Randy Gardner, and Dave Fedderly at Catholic University, and Greg Miller and Martin Hackleman at Maryland University. She is adjunct faculty at George Mason University and Washington Adventist University. This summer Amy will be on the faculty of the venerable New England Music Camp in Maine.

Contact Dr. Horn:  ahorn2@gmu.edu