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William Scharnberg

William Scharnberg

Regents Professor of Horn


Instrumental Studies, Brass, Center for Chamber Music Studies

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William Scharnberg joined the faculty at the University of North Texas in 1983 and became a Regents Professor in 2002. He is principal horn of the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Wichita Falls Symphony and regularly performs chamber music in a variety of venues. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Pacific Lutheran University, the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm, and Central Missouri State University. He has performed as principal horn of the Tri-City Symphony (Iowa-Illinois), Tacoma Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Dallas Ballet, Dallas Bach Society, Royal Opera of Stockholm, Classical Music Seminar (Austria), Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and Flathead Festival Orchestra. He presented solo recitals at four International Horn Symposia and the first Hungarian Horn Workshop, and has performed concertos with several regional orchestras. His recorded performances can be heard on Klavier, Eco-Classic, Crystal, Centaur, andChandos labels. He serves the International Horn Society as Editor of TheHorn Call, past President (1990-1992), and former Music Review Editor (1981-2003). His publications include many journal articles and four editions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century works for horn. Professor Scharnberg has also been a frequent finalist in the Reader's Digest and Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.