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Jeff Garza

Principal Horn, Oregon Symphony and Britt Festival Orchestra --- Soloist, Clinician and Horn Instructor
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45th Parallel Universe

Jan 15, 2021 – Jan 15, 2021

The Glass Lab
Portland, OR

Mozart: Horn Quintet
Beethoven: Sextet, Op. 81. B
Faure: Pavane
Beethoven: "Egmont", Overture
Bowie/Berger: Life on Mars?

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Olmos Ensemble with Jon Nakamatsu

May 17, 2021 – May 17, 2021

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church
San Antonio, TX

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Jacob: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet
Reinecke: Trio for Horn, Oboe and Piano
Blumer: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

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Jeff Garza is principal horn of the Oregon Symphony and the Britt Festival Orchestra. He has previously held principal positions with the San Antonio Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Festival Mozaic Orchestra and 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. Jeff regularly performs and tours with the San Francisco Symphony and was an acting member of the orchestra during the 2016-17 season.

Jeff 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, University of Houston, 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 comprised of San Antonio Symphony principal musicians. He has appeared as a soloist with the San Antonio Symphony, the Britt Festival Orchestra, and the Festival Mozaic Orchestra.

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. He has held fellowship positions with the New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Jerusalem International Symphony Orchestra.

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


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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