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Javelina Horn Quartet wins international competition

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            KINGSVILLE (July 10, 2019) — The Javelina Horn Quartet from Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently won the Quartet Competition at the 51st International Horn Society Symposium in Belgium.


            Members of the quartet are David Arredondo from Los Fresnos; Miranda Garcia from San Juan; Ruben Guerra from Donna; and Kassandra Villegas from Weslaco. Their director is Dr. Jennifer Sholtis, professor. The group won the same competition in 2014 with different students. The membership of the quartet is fluid as students matriculate through the university. The students playing now have only been together since January 2019.


            The International Horn Society Symposium is held annually at a different locations across the globe.


            “It is truly an international event with representation of horn players from around the world,” Sholtis said. “Students, teachers, solo artists, orchestral players and horn enthusiast accumulate for one week every year in a variety of recitals, concerts, masterclasses, lectures and competitions.


            “Everything related to horn will be shared, discussed and discovered at these symposia. Old, new and lifelong friendships are forged,” she added. “I have attended several symposia since 1986 and still find something new and exciting for horn. You never forget your first symposium and the awe-inspiring experience. That experience is what I strive to share with my students and why I work to bring students to these events.”



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