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Established Over 40 Years Ago

International Horn Competition of America


The International Horn Competition of America is a biennial solo horn competition open to Professional and University level horn performers of all nationalities.  The goal of the competition is to advance the horn as a solo instrument, broaden the literature composed for it, elevate soloist performance standards, and provide an opportunity for hornists to gain constructive and positive feedback.   


The four day event includes an opening clinic with the International Horn Competition of America’s adjudicators and its Board of Advisors, rehearsals with collaborative pianists, a first round, semi-final round, and final round of the competition, and an awards ceremony.


Each competition takes place at a different geographical location in the United States.  The 2022 Competition will be held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the University of Alabama.

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