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Jeff Garza

Principal Horn, Oregon Symphony and Britt Festival Orchestra --- Soloist, Clinician and Private Horn Instructor
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International Horn Symposium Preview

Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 15, 2020

San Antonio, TX

Turner: Six Lives of Jack McBride
Berkeley: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano

International Horn Symposium

Aug 4, 2020 – Aug 4, 2020

University of Oregon - Beall Recital Hall
Eugene, OR

Turner: Six Lives of Jack McBride
Berkeley: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano
Abrams: Horn Quartet (world premiere)
Mitushin: Concertino
Hindemith: Sonata for Four Horns
Turner: The Casbah of Tetuon

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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 San Antonio Symphony and the Britt Festival Orchestra and is the Artistic Director of Olmos Ensemble. Jeff has previously held principal positions with the 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 has held fellowship positions with the New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Jerusalem International Symphony Orchestra. He 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.

Jeff has appeared as a soloist with the San Antonio Symphony, the Britt Festival Orchestra, the Festival Mozaic Orchestra and will be a featured artist at the 2020 International Horn Symposium. Jeff has been invited to perform and lecture at festivals, conservatories, horn workshops and chamber music series throughout the United States including the 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. He is Artistic Director and a core member of the 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 privately at his home studio and 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)
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