Janet B. Nye, horn player with the Waco Symphony Orchestra

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Janet B. Nye

Janet B. Nye, in addition to freelancing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has been a member of the Waco and Irving Symphony horn sections for over twenty years. Janet is enthusiastic about teaching horn and has had a successful private horn studio for over twenty-five years. Many of her former students are teaching and performing professionally today. As an active educational consultant for Houghton Horns, Mrs. Nye, along with her colleague, Karen Houghton, has presented engaging and informative horn pedagogy clinics at universities, music educator conventions, camps, schools and horn symposiums throughout the United States. They are co-authors of Recipe for Success: A balanced curriculum for young horn players, a comprehensive method book for the first three to five years of playing. The book has received international acclaim and is heralded as being “…the best and most extensive horn method to come out in a long time.” She has toured for seven summers throughout Germany with the Christian brass ensemble Eurobrass and can be heard on the 2006 GerthMedien Eurobrass recording: Give Thanks to the Lord, Danket dem Herrn. She received her BME from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her MM in Horn Performance from Baylor University. Currently, Janet resides in Arlington, Texas, with her husband Rick Nye, a Waco native, and their two sons.