Dr. Brenda Luchsinger

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Dr. Brenda Luchsinger, Assistant Professor
French Horn, Fundamentals of Music, Music Appreciation
Music Building 311; 604-9140 bluchsinger@alasu.edu

Dr. Brenda Luchsinger teaches applied horn, music appreciation and string methods at ASU. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Horn and Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and earned her Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from the University of Florida in 2006. She recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Horn Performance from the University of Alabama. Her document, The Horn Quartets of Michael Kallstrom – A Performance Guide was presented at the 2010 International Horn Symposium in Brisbane, Australia.

Professionally, Dr. Luchsinger is a member of the Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Macon (GA) Symphonies, and has performed with many orchestras throughout the southeast and midwest. Internationally, she has performed in concerts, solo recitals and chamber recitals in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. As a member of the American Wind Symphony in 2007, she appeared on CBS’s The Early Show and was an artist at the Festival of Arts and Ideas at Yale University.

Dr. Luchsinger has presented lectures and lecture recitals regionally and internationally on topics including Michael Kallstrom’s horn quartets, unaccompanied horn literature, extended techniques for the horn, and teaching and performing techniques for musicians with temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.

She can be heard on the University of Florida Wind Symphony’s CDs Durian Music and Stravinsky & Friends, on the American Wind Symphony’s Music of the Americas, and has recorded with the Trade Winds for Carl Fischer Music. She is a member of the National Assiciation for Music Education, the International Women's Brass Conference, The College Music Society and the International Horn Society, where she currently serves as the IHS representative for the state of Alabama. Dr. Luchsinger’s principal horn teachers include Charles “Skip” Snead, Paul Basler, Patrick Miles and Michael J. Arendt.