Horn: Kristine Coreil

Hornist Kristine Coreil is on faculty at Northwestern State University in Louisiana and performs with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. She is a frequent recitalist across the United States, and recently premiered a new work for natural horn, piano, and pre-recorded ship’s bell at the 51st International Horn Symposium in Gent, Belgium, by British composer Martin Ellerby. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, studying with jazz hornist and composer Douglas Hill, and the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she studied with Chicago Symphony principal hornist Dale Clevenger.

Kristine performs regularly with the NSU wind faculty, giving collaborative recitals annually. She is also a pioneer in the commissioning and performing of new works for the natural horn. She can be heard with the Shreveport Symphony, the Rapides Symphony, the Marshall Symphony, and the South Arkansas Symphony. Her recital performances include engagements on modern horn and the Classical era natural horn in Manchester, England; Brussels and Gent, Belgium; and in the US in Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, Utah, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Oregon.

Dr. Coreil has presented lectures at the MidWest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Louisiana Music Educators Association Conference, numerous regional International Horn Society workshops, and at several International Horn Society symposia. She is the director and conductor of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Horn Society, comprising 20 hornists from student to professional, giving performances throughout the Southern region of the US. And, as a member of the United States Army, she serves as hornist and sergeant with the Louisiana National Guard’s 156th Army Band.