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Francisco Ramos

Lecture of Horn

Honduran horn player, Francisco Ramos, remembers first being turned on to music at the age of 6, starting on the piano and then switching to horn at the age of 13. With a hint of vibrato, Francisco’s unique solo horn sound is inspired by the operatic, mellow, and rich style of Hermann Baumann, Dennis Brain, and the Tylsar Brothers. 

As an international student, Francisco received his BM in horn performance at the University of Southern Mississippi, studying with Dr. Jacqueline Adams, and his MM in horn performance at The University of Tennessee studying with Dr. Katie Johnson, where he also served as the horn studio Teaching Assistant. He received a full scholarship to participate at the renowned Kendall Betts Horn Workshop in 2016 and 2017 and is currently pursuing his DMA and serving as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Professor Patrick Hughes. His DMA research is focused on music for horn from Latin American composers, and promoting it more effectively to the international horn audience.  

In addition to performing in many capacities as a student at all three schools he attended (Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Opera, Chamber musician), Francisco’s professional orchestral experience includes performances with the Orquesta de Camara de San Pedro Sula, Honduran Philharmonic, and the Meridian Symphony (MS).  


Francisco Ramos