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Jeff Garza

Principal Horn, Oregon Symphony and Britt Festival Orchestra --- Soloist, Clinician and Horn Instructor
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Olmos Ensemble with William Wolfram

Aug 23, 2020 – Aug 23, 2020

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church
San Antonio, TX

Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata
Rochberg: Trio for Clarinet, Horn and Piano
Persichetti: Parable VIII for Solo Horn
Rachmaninov: Lyric Suite for Horn and Piano
Gershwin: Three Preludes

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Laurel Heights United Methodist Church
San Antonio, TX

Müllenbach: Capriccio per Niccolò Paganini
Ginastera: Duo for Flute and Oboe
Crussell: Concert Trio
Francaix: Wind Quartet
Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet
Etler: Concerto for Violin and Wind Quintet

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Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, OR

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Tania León: Stride (Oregon Symphony commission)
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

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Jeff Garza was recently appointed Principal Horn of the Oregon Symphony, a position he will assume in September 2020. He is currently Principal Horn of the Britt Festival Orchestra and has previously held principal positions with the San Antonio Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Festival Mozaic Orchestra. Jeff has served as guest principal horn in dozens of orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Utah Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic and Melbourne Symphony. He  has held fellowship positions with the New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Jerusalem International Symphony Orchestra. Jeff regularly performs and tours with the San Francisco Symphony and was an acting member of the orchestra during the 2016-17 season. In 2019, he participated in the live concert film "S&M2: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony" which was screened in movie theaters worldwide and will be released on CD and DVD in August 2020.

Jeff has appeared as a soloist with the San Antonio Symphony, the Britt Festival Orchestra, and the Festival Mozaic Orchestra. He has been invited to perform and teach at festivals, conservatories, horn workshops and chamber music series throughout the United States including the International Horn Symposium, Menlo School Summer Brass Institute, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Chamber Music International, Concordia Chamber Players, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Cactus Pear Music Festival and the Texas Music Festival. Jeff was formerly the Artistic Director of Olmos Ensemble, a chamber music group made up of San Antonio Symphony principal musicians.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and is an alumnus of the Interlochen Center for the Arts where he was awarded an Emerson Scholarship and the Young Artist Certificate, Interlochen Arts Academy’s highest artistic honor.

Jeff teaches lessons at his home studio and is available for private instruction via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. He has served on the faculty at Brevard Music Center, St. Mary’s University and Trinity University.


Keith Berg (Canada)
2014 F/B-flat Double Horn
Yellow Brass
Medium Bell Flare

Engelbert Schmid (Germany)
2002 F/B-flat/E-flat alto Triple Horn
Yellow Brass
Medium Spun Yellow Brass Bell Flare

Engelbert Schmid (Germany)
ca. 1985 B-flat/F alto Triple Horn
Yellow Brass
Medium Spun Yellow Brass Bell Flare

Josef Klier (Germany)
Exclusive 2EM and 2EM U Mouthpieces 

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