WIU Horn Festival

April 4, 2020

The Western Horn Festival is going online!

Join us for streaming events on Facebook throughout the day, Saturday, April 4! The day's events will include:

  • Streaming sessions

    • warming up

    • performance anxiety

    • horn maintenance

  • A digital masterclass with Roger Collins Award winners

  • Virtual performance collaborations by Cobalt Quartet

Visit our Facebook page and follow @WIUHorn to stay up-to-date on streaming events!



Founded in 2017, Cobalt Quartet is a professional horn quartet comprised of four female hornists and educators, Jena Gardner, Katie Johnson-Webb, Caroline Steiger and Rose Valby. In August 2018, Cobalt Quartet won the professional division of the International Horn Society’s Horn Quartet Competition. Cobalt Quartet has given performances and masterclasses across the United States. Members of the ensemble hold positions at Western Illinois University, Texas State University, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and in the United States Air Force Band of the West. Through their performances and masterclasses, the Cobalt Quartet is dedicated to educating, engaging, and entertaining audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

High School students are still able to apply for the Roger Collins Award. Winners will receive a $100 cash prize and participate in a digital masterclass!

For more information contact:

Dr. Jena Gardner (E-Mail: JE-Gardner2@wiu.edu)
Browne 126A
1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

Please visit hhttp://www.wiu.edu/cofac/horn/hornfest.php

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