Chicago Symphony Orchestra Horn Hangout

The Chicago Symphony is probably best known for their incredible brass section. The sound of the CSO brass section has been a legend for decades, and one of the core components of any great brass section is the French horn section! In this episode of Horn Hangouts, Sarah Willis sits down with all five members of the CSO’s horn section for a Chicago Symphony Horn Hangout to discuss what it’s like to play in one of the best brass sections in the world!

Topics include warming up, mouthpieces (of course), teaching, auditions, and lots more!

About Colin Dorman

Colin is a freelance horn player and teacher, as well as a fan of tech of all sorts, aviation, and increasingly complex flight simulators. He also enjoys beer, bourbon and fitness - but not at the same time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, as well as right here at!