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about Lin Foulk


Lin Foulk is Assistant Professor of Horn at Western Michigan University, where she teaches horn, coaches chamber ensembles, and is a member of the internationally recognized Western Brass Quintet. She has recently performed with Boston Brass, Monarch Brass, the Fontana Chamber Ensemble and regularly performs with the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestras. She has served as Principal Horn with the Oshkosh and Manitowoc Symphony Orchestras, was a member of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra (with which she toured the Netherlands in 2001) and has frequently performed as substitute and extra musician with the Milwaukee and Madison Symphony Orchestras. During the summer, she teaches horn and chamber music at the prestigious Kendall Betts Horn Camp in Lyman, New Hampshire and at WMU's High School Music Camp (Seminar).

Especially interested in music with horn by female composers, Dr. Foulk has performed and presented lectures on works by women at universities throughout the United States and as a Guest Artist at the International Horn Symposium in Valencia, Spain. Her first compact disc, “Four Elements: Works for Horn and Piano by Female Composers,” was released in 2004. She has also published an annotated guide to works for horn and piano by female composers and this website, which lists over 1,000 works with horn by female composers. She currently serves on the Board of the International Women’s Brass Conference and recently served on the Board of the International Alliance for Women in Music, in which she organized IAWM’s only public annual event for three seasons, a concert held in various cities throughout the United States.

Dr. Foulk received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her principal teachers include Douglas Hill, Nancy Cochran, Laurence Lowe, and Bruce Heim. Originally from Macon, Missouri, she has been committed to music since her early teens, receiving the Governor’s Scholar Award (sponsored attendance at the Interlochen Arts Camp) and a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Award in 1994.

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