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Guinevere McIntyre

Guinevere McIntyre has led an active horn studio at Drake University since she was appointed teaching artist in 2006.   Her students have been accepted for further studies at institutions such as Indiana University-Bloomington, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mannes, and the Manhattan School of Music, and gone on to a diverse range of careers, including performing and teaching positions.  Ms. McIntyre has enjoyed invitations to teach students regionally, nationally, and internationally, from close to home in area high schools in private lessons and master classes, to working with students at the University of Nanjing (China) as guest lecturer in horn in the spring of 2013.

Ms. McIntyre has held positions as Assistant Principal horn with the Charlotte Symphony, Co-principal horn with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Principal horn with Houston’s progressive OrchestraX and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and hornist with Houston’s leading music theatre company, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). Additionally, she has performed with the Shreveport Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, Longview Symphony, Abilene Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony, and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestras.

She has backed up a variety of artists in concert, from Joshua Bell to fiddler Mark O’Connor to popular artists James Taylor, Dennis DeYoung, Josh Groban, and the Moody Blues. She was engaged as principal horn in the New York String Orchestra Seminar for concerts in Carnegie Hall with Jaime Laredo. Recordings and broadcasts include Mahler Symphony No. 3 as Principal horn with the IU Philharmonic, Arpad Joo, conductor, and the Schubert Octet on “Live from Festival Hill”.

Ms. McIntyre is also active as a chamber musician, and has performed with the Houston-based woodwind quintet Wind Expressions, the Drake University Faculty Brass Quintet, and the Des Moines Symphony Woodwind Quintet. She toured the Rheinland-Pfaltz region of Germany with renowned saxophone soloist Eugene Rousseau, under the German government sponsored chamber music program Villa Musika, featuring music for woodwind quintet plus saxophone. As part of the European Mozart Foundation, she performed chamber music concerts in Krakow, Poland, and Prague, Czech Republic. Also an accomplished performer on the natural horn, she toured with the IU Baroque Orchestra as co-soloist with IU natural horn professor Richard Seraphinoff, and in 2007, was engaged to perform as soloist with the Baroque Orchestra of Iowa.

Trained by some of the world’s most respected artists and pedagogues, most influential being Myron Bloom, Michael Hatfield, Philip Farkas, and Frank Portone, she shares a breadth of international experience with her students. At the Krakow Mozart Academy, Ms. McIntyre had the opportunity to study with legendary European musicians including Aurele Nicolet, Milan Turkovich, Andre Cazalet, and Boris Pergamenchikow. She received her high school diploma from North Carolina School of the Arts, and her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Performance from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Ms McIntyre was proud to serve as the Marketing Director of the Shreveport Symphony where she worked heavily to engage all communities of the Shreveport-Bossier area, including working with hip-hop DJ Daddy Ro and regional politicians.  Her tenure as Marketing Director resulted in a notable increase in TV interviews and appearances, as well as the largest audience for the Martin Luther King tribute concert that the SSO had experienced.

Beyond her musical activities, she is also an artisan cheesemaker and teaches cheesemaking classes seasonally.  Ms. McIntyre and her husband care an entertaining assortment of dairy goats, chickens, turkeys, livestock guardian dogs, and two active sons on their farm outside Grinnell, Iowa.


Bulldog Horn Day

Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:00 to 5:30

cropped-P8300018-e1475444570839.jpgAn intensive and inspiring all-day clinic for high school horn students.

Horn students will dig into all facets of becoming a better player with exercises and technique tips, an opportunity for solo performance in a master class, new horns to try courtesy of Rieman Music, and horn ensemble rehearsals culminating in the Bulldog Horn Concert in the Turner Jazz Center. Drake University Teaching Artist in Horn Guinevere McIntyre will lead the clinic.


  • 9:30 a.m. – Registration/Sign-In
  • 10:00 a.m. – Warm-ups and Technique
  • 11:00 a.m. – Horn Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Noon – Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Master Class
  • 2:00 p.m. – Horn Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 3:00 p.m. – Tour of Drake Fine Arts Center and Q/A session with Drake horn students, free time with Rieman Music horn display
  • 4:30 p.m. – Final Concert with Bulldog Horn Day Ensemble and Guinevere McIntyre

Bulldog Horn Day is free and open to high school students.

The Final Concert is free and open to the public.


Bulldog Horn Day Registration Form

Preregistration is encouraged to aid us in lunch planning, but not required.

Questions? Contact Guinevere McIntyre at guinevere [dot] mcintyre [at] drake [dot] edu.

Bulldog Horn Day Location:

All activities of Bulldog Horn Day will take place in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, located on the Drake University campus.

Master Class: Maria Serkin UNCSA

Monday, October 10, 6:00PM

The Drake horn studio is happy to host Maria Serkin, horn professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, in a master class open to high school students.

Maria Serkin is an active performer and pedagogue who began teaching at UNCSA in 2015. Previously, she was the Lecturer of Horn at the University of Virginia and the Principal Horn of the Charlottesville Symphony. An avid educator, Dr. Serkin has taught horn master classes extending from the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School, to the Crescendo Summer Institute in Hungary. Her doctoral research established a progressive method of transposition — a first in the advancement of horn methodology.

“Since I am an active performer, I incorporate relevant performance concepts directly into my teaching. I train my students to become problem solvers — an essential skill for emerging young artists. “

The master class will be held in Room 204 of the Harmon Fine Arts Center on the Drake University campus.  Contact Guinevere McIntyre at guinevere [dot] mcintyre [at] drake [dot] edu with any questions.

All-State Audition Prep Clinic

Monday, October 3, 7 to 8:30 PM

Drake hosts woodwind, brass, percussion, and string players for Instrumental All-State audition preparation. Guinevere McIntyre will assist horn students in performing scales, prepared music, and solos for the audition. Students should come prepared to perform the material to enhance the coaching of tone, technique, and musicality. This event is free for all high school students who attend.

Contact Graydon McGrannahan at graydon [dot] mcgrannahan [at] drake [dot] edu for more information.  Pre-registration is not necessary – just come a bit before 7:00 PM to check in at the lobby of the Harmon Fine Arts Center on the Drake University campus!

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