Distinguished professor Bontrager discusses success as a horn player in video

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2013, the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture produced a series of video interviews with its distinguished and Evan Pugh Professors. The fifth in the series is Lisa Bontrager, distinguished professor of music and horn player.

Bontrager has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including tours with the Millennium Brass, Pennsylvania Quintet and MirrorImage, a horn duo with Michelle Stebleton. She has been selected as a featured artist for the 2007 Southeast Horn Workshop, the 2010 International Women’s Brass Conference, the 2013 Western U.S. Horn Workshop and the 2013 Western Illinois Horn Workshop. Currently, she serves as principal horn of the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra and Music at Penn’s Woods and as tenor hornist of the Brass Band of Battle Creek. 

Recognized for her teaching, Bontrager has presented masterclasses throughout the world. She received Penn State's 2008 Faculty Scholar Medal for the Arts and Humanities. She also serves as horn instructor at the Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan.

Bontrager is an elected member of the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society. She appears on nearly 20 recordings, including her solo CD, "Hunter’s Moon," released on the Summit label.

Click here for the interview.

Last Updated November 13, 2013