Music for two horns and piano, Feb. 25

February 21, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Visiting guest hornist Anna Skrupky will perform a recital with Penn State interim horn professor Sarah Schouten at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, in 122 Music Building I.

Each musician will perform as a soloist and then combine to perform works for two horns and piano. In addition to the repertoire below, the two performers will play recital arrangements for two horns and piano by Cynthia Carr. They are assisted by collaborative pianist Kathy Gattuso Cinatl. Admission is free.

Program to Include

— Bagatelle - Hermann Neuling

— Alla Caccia - Allan Abbot

— Aspects - Jean-Michel Damase

— Romance, Op. 67 - Camille Saint-Saëns

Sarah Schouten serves as instructor of high brass at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her university duties, Schouten is an active free-lance artist, clinician, and teacher in northwest and central Pennsylvania. She maintains a private studio and teaches at the Community Music School in Edinboro.  In addition to performing with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, she freelances frequently with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, the Erie Chamber Orchestra, and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

Schouten is also an active solo and chamber musician. She was a featured soloist with the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania (2017), with the Erie Philharmonic (2015), and with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra (2008). Sarah was honored to be a featured clinician at Graceland University’s Brass Day (2016). She has also given recitals and masterclasses at Louisiana State University, Wright State University, SUNY Fredonia, Allegheny College, Penn State, Florida State University, Ouachita Baptist University, University of South Alabama, and Pensacola Junior College. 

As a chamber artist, she is member of Just Two, a horn/guitar duo with Tom Cody, and the ChambersSchouten Horn Duo with Rebecca Chambers. Both groups perform regularly; having lectured and performed as regional and contributing Artists at the Southeast Horn Workshop, the Northeast Horn Workshop, and the International Horn Symposium.

Schouten earned her doctor of music from Florida State University, master of music from Penn State, and bachelor of arts in history, Spanish and music from the University of Dayton. She is also an alumnus of the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians.

Anna Skrupky is a horn teacher and performer currently located in State College, Pennsylvania. She has taught horn at the University of Missouri-Kansas City,  Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin-Rock County, The Music School of Delaware, Rowan Prep, UW-Madison Community Music Lesson Program, Lawrence Academy of Music, and in her own own home studio.  

Currently an active freelancer, Skrupky is a founding member of Triumph Brass and has recently performed with the Centre Brass Quintet, Nittany Valley Symphony, Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Delaware Brass Trio, and Wilmington Wind Quintet. She has performed with as a soloist with the Newark (DE) Symphony and Wilmington Community Orchestras, as well as on many recitals at The Music School of Delaware. Before moving east, she performed regularly with the Madison Symphony, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Waukesha Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Oakwood Chamber Players, Madison Savyorards, and Con Vivo Chamber Ensemble.

Skrupky has also been active as an arts administrator as the director of Rowan Prep at Rowan University, adult programming coordinator at the Music School of Delaware, and as the assistant director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music.  

Skrupky received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in horn performance and literature from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in horn performance and general music education from Lawrence University. Her teachers have included Douglas Hill, Gail Williams, William Barnewitz and James DeCorsey.


  • Sarah Schouten

    Sarah Schouten

    IMAGE: Penn State
  • Anna Skrupky

    Anna Skrupky, horn

    IMAGE: Penn State
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