Performance and Teaching Summary

Ethan Gurwitz is an active performer, with twelve years of experience on French horn. He has taken weekly horn lessons with Gregory Hustis (2018-21), Alex Kienle (2022), and Patrick Hughes (2022-23). He has performed at UT with the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Opera, and Horn Choir. He has also performed at SMU with the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Opera, and Horn Studio.

He has been principal horn on an opera production three times: in 2022, UT Butler Shakespeare Gala, in 2021, Ward The Crucible, and in 2020, Mozart Cosi fan tutte.

On October 15 and 17, 2021, he was a featured soloist with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra alongside internationally renowned French horn player James Thatcher and two other SMU students on a performance of Hubler Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra.

Ethan has worked as a pit musician with the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio, TX for two productions: The Little Mermaid (2022) and Beauty and the Beast (2019).

In June 2022, he performed as a part of the International D-Day Memorial Service with the SMU Mustang Band in Normandy, France.

He also teaches lessons to local studio. He taught masterclasses and lessons to students at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio, TX, and Judson High School in Converse, TX, that cover TMEA All-State etudes, basic French horn technique, and/or marching band music.

Performances at the University of Texas Butler School of Music

2022-23 School Year

Symphony Orchestra 6 (4/23/23)
Horn 1: Verdi Don Carlo / Ah! più non vedrò (Ah! je ne verai plus)
Horn 1: Copley Equinox

Lab Orchestra (4/22/23)
Horn 1: Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Horn 2: Charonsri Rising Light

Wind Ensemble 6 (4/8/23)
Horn 1: Respighi, trans. Patterson Feste Romane 
Horn 2: Boulanger, trans. Hontz D'un matin de printemps

International Horn Society Mid-South Workshop (4/8/23)
Grilled Orange Horn Quartet: Harju Swedish Folk Songs, won IHS Mid-South Collegiate Horn Ensemble Competition
Conducted: Gurwitz Red Skies Fanfare (That's me!!)
Horn 3: Lieth Sauron
Horn 5: Naigus Harvest Moon

Symphony Orchestra 5 (3/25/23)
Horn 1: Khudyev Sounds of Eternity
Horn 2: Haji Khanmammadov Concerto for Kamancha and Symphonic Orchestra 

Wind Ensemble 5 (2/26/23)
Horn 1: Thomas Caribana
Horn 1: Moncayo arr. Nefs Huapango
Horn 2: Trevino Run to the Light
Horn 2: Assad arr. Jaxon Sin Fronteras
Horn 2: Grantham Southern Harmony
Horn 2: Márquez Danzón No. 2

Lab Orchestra (2/25/23)
Horn 1: Bruch Odysseus, Op. 41 Prelude
Horn 1: Prokofiev arr. Cheldon Williams Flute Sonata No. 2 in D Major Op. 94
Horn 3: Rachmaninoff Aleko Suite
Horn 4: Rachmaninoff arr. Heister Prelude No. 3 in D Minor Op. 23 

Wind Ensemble 4 (1/29/23)
Horn 1: Holst Jupiter from The Planets, tr. Patterson
Horn 2: Psathas arr. Lebrias Orbital
Horn 3: Giroux Symphony No. 6

Symphony Orchestra 3 (12/2/22)
Horn 5: Mahler Symphony No. 5

Wind Ensemble 3 (11/6/22)
Horn 1: Bryant Ecstatic Waters
Horn 2: Jolley The Eyes of the World are Upon You
Horn 4: Sousa Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
Horn 4: Fucik Florentiner March
Assistant: Turner Introduction and Main Event

Opera (10/19/22-10/21/22)
Horn 1:
Excerpts from
Charles Gounod Roméo et Juliette
Giuseppe Verdi Otello
Benjamin Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream
Vincenzo Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Ambroise Thomas Hamlet
Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff

Wind Ensemble 1 (9/11/22)
Horn 1: Maslanka Symphony No. 7

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