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Dr. Maureen Horgan

HorganDr. Maureen Horgan
Professor of Music, Brass Specialist (2002)

Dr. Maureen Horgan has been the Georgia College brass specialist since 2002. She teaches studio trombone, brass ensembles, aural skills, jazz history, and improvisation. With degrees from the New England Conservatory, Yale University School of Music, and SUNY Stony Brook, Maureen has had a long career as a professional musician, performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, and with known musicians including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Victor Borge, Jacki Byard, Phil Wilson, and Brian Wilson. A proponent of new and exciting music, she has commissioned four works: for brass quintet, trombone quartet, trombone and digital media, and trombone, flute and digital media.  Her solo CD, Moe’s Bit o’Blues, is distributed internationally by the Centaur Label, and she also has recorded for the GM and Ladyslipper labels.  A Shires Trombone Artist, Dr. Horgan performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival, Palmetto Posaunen, Oasis Brass and Monarch Brass (an all-star brass ensemble comprised of outstanding female brass players from around the world). A freelance trombonist in Boston prior to coming to Georgia College, she performed with such diverse groups as the Opera Company of Boston, the Boston Philharmonic, Nashua (NH) Symphony, Capital Brass, and the Jazzabelles. Maureen has performed solo at major international festivals including the International Trombone Workshop, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, and the International Women's Brass Conference, and has been a guest speaker/performer at Yale University, University of North Texas, University of New Mexico, Florida State University, University of South Carolina, Western Connecticut State, Plymouth State University, Kennesaw State University, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Georgia Southern University, Anderson University, Claflin University, and the Manhattan School of Music. She has been a euphonium soloist with the Harvard University Summer band and the Metropolitan Wind Ensemble in Boston. Maureen’s teaching credits include public school experience in Massachusetts and Hawaii, Wheelock College, Plymouth State University (NH), and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where she taught trombone and brass chamber music for 20 years. Her students have gone on to positions in US orchestras and universities. She has also taught and performed in Honduras, most recently in June 2009 where she was the featured soloist with the Banda de los Supremos Poderes de Honduras.  Dr. Horgan is President of the International Women’s Brass Conference, and is an avid backpacker, hiker, cyclist, and runner.

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