Principal Horn Emeritus
Jerry Folsom, Principal Horn Emeritus, for both the San Diego Symphony and LA Philharmonic, will be conducting the mass Horn Choir for the Southwest Horn Convention 2019. Jerry performed on the original Independence Day movie score, bringing his personal experience to the music. Mass Horn Choir pieces include, Independence Day, Egmont, arr. by Alan Civil, and Hansel and Gretel, in honor of John Lorge. Jerry performed on many Movie, Television, and Record dates in Los Angeles. He studied with Fred Fox, Wendell Hoss, Vincent Derosa, Barry Tuckwell, Dale Clevenger, and Fred Bergstone.
Annie Bosler is a freelance musician in Los Angeles, a member of the Los Angeles Horn Quartet, Contemporary Los Angeles Winds (cLAw), and teacher of horn at UC Irvine, The Colburn School of Performing Arts, Idyllwild Summer Festival, and El Camino College. Bosler graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2008 from the University of Southern California and received her Bachelor degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. Bosler has toured with John Williams’ Star Wars in Concert and Josh Groban performing on Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen Show, and PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center. She can also be seen playing horn on seasons 2 and 4 of Fox’s TV show Glee. Bosler is a music researcher and consultant. She travels around the world lecturing about wellness for musicians. Her areas of specialty include positive performance practice (dealing with performance anxiety), instrument ergonomics, and mapping of the brain to the body. She also produced and directed 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years, a film documentary about the history of Los Angeles studio musicians told through the eyes of the legendary Hollywood horn players.
Dr. Don Greene
Dr. Don Greene, a peak performance psychologist, has taught his comprehensive approach to peak performance mastery at The Juilliard School, Colburn School, New World Symphony, Los Angeles Opera Young Artists Program, Vail Ski School, Perlman Music Program, and US Olympic Training Center. During his thirty-two year career, he has coached more than 1,000 performers to win professional auditions and has guided countless solo performers to successful careers. Some of the performing artists with whom Dr. Greene has worked have won jobs with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Montreal Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, National Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem, to name just a few. Of the Olympic track and field athletes he worked with up until and through the 2016 Games in Rio, 14 won medals, including 5 gold. Dr. Greene has authored eight books including Audition Success, Fight Your Fear & Win, and Performance Success. In 2017, Dr. Greene was named a TED Educator and collaborated with musician Dr. Annie Bosler to produce the TED-Ed How to practice effectively…for just about anything. The video went viral receiving over 25 million views across Facebook and YouTube.
Professor of Horn
Steven Gross is Professor of Horn and Head of the Wind, Brass, and Percussion Area at the University of California–Santa Barbara. Dr. Gross is also a former member of the Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony, and for 24 years Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. His international appearances include the Beijing Central Conservatory, St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, L’Abri International Arts Festival, Nairobi Symphony in Kenya, NTUA Wind Ensemble in Taiwan, Orchester der Stadt Vöcklabruck in Austria, Windworx in South Africa, Camerata Filarmonia Bohemia of Prague, Royal Academy of Music in London, and the University of Miskolc in Hungary. He has also been a featured artist at Crescendo Summer Institute in Tokaj, Hungary, and the Prague Classics International Music Festival.
Dr. Gross has released four solo CDs with orchestra on the Summit label. He is also Executive Director of the International Horn Competition of America, the leading independent solo competition for horn in North America.
As a freelance hornist in Los Angeles, Adam Wolf has had a variety of opportunities, including chamber music, orchestral playing, recording work, contemporary music, and solo appearances.
Adam has recorded and performed with many artists and composers, including Miley Cyrus, Will.I.Am, Pete Townsend, Billy Idol, John Debney, Mark Isham, Jeff Russo, and Theodore Shapiro.
As an orchestral player, Adam has had the privilege to perform with the San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony to name a few. He is also Principal Horn of the Redlands Symphony and Third Horn of the Modesto Symphony.
In addition to performing, Adam is an accomplished composer who’s music has been performed on five continents. He is commissioned regularly for concert music and is also the hornist, composer, and founder of Rock Horn Project- a multi-genre fusion band.
In 2017 Adam joined the faculty at the University of Redlands where he serves at the Artist Teacher of Horn and maintains a thriving studio. He is a Performing Artist with both Conn-Selmer and Siegfried’s Call, and has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Composition and Performance from California Institute of the Arts.
Alice Olsher trained in London at the Constructive Teaching Centre with Walter and Dilys Carrington where she continued to teach as an assistant teacher for 15 years. She continues to teach at CTC and the Alexander Studio in London as a visiting teacher. She is a Teacher Training Course Director (ATTTiSD) run in the Carrington style. She started her journey with the Technique through her Acting in 1972, training to be a Teacher 1987-1990. She has worked in Drama Schools, on training courses, privately with Musicians, Actors and people in offices and schools. She would love to set Alexander Technique into the curriculum of schools. Alice is married and has two teenage children. Alice works in San Diego and in London.
Principal Horn of the Tucson Symphony
Johanna Lundy is the principal horn of the Tucson Symphony, a position she has held since 2006. Hailed by Gramophone as “simply breathtaking,” she has performed across the United States and abroad in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. A dedicated teacher, Lundy is the horn professor at the University of Arizona. For over a decade, she has studied Pilates, yoga, physical therapy and mind/body techniques, working to integrate those practices into horn playing. Her teaching focuses on efficient, healthy playing techniques and emphasizes mindfulness skills for performance. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory.