The VCU horn studio is led by Associate Professor of Horn and Music History, Dr. Patrick Smith, who actively challenges the students and introduces them to all types of music for the horn, including classical, jazz, 3rd stream, chamber, and music for horn and electronic media. Numerous guest artists have presented master classes to the VCU Horn Studio, including Paul Basler, David Jolley, Annamia Larsson, Greta Richard, Jeff Nelsen, Mary Burroughs, Tom Varner, John Clark, Alex Brofsky, Vincent Chancey, and Marshall Sealy.

Former students of Dr. Smith include members of the US Marine Band and US Air Force Band programs. Other students have gone forward to seek graduate degrees in music from some of the finest programs in the country including the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and The University of California at Los Angeles. The VCU Horn Studio: Making It Real.

See more information on the Horn Studio at http://www.vcuhornstudio.vcu.edu/.