|Occupation||Composer, Performer, Teacher|
Associate Professor of Horn Jeffrey Agrell joined The University of Iowa School of Music faculty after many years as Associate Principal Horn with the Lucerne (Switzerland) Symphony Orchestra. He has won awards as both a composer and a writer, with some one hundred published articles to his credit and many compositions published, recorded, and performed worldwide on TV & radio, concert stages, festivals and competitions. He frequently gives concerts, lectures, and workshops nationally and internationally. He recently finished a second term on the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society. He has recorded three CDs of contemporary improvisations: “Repercussions” (horn and piano – Wildwind Records) with pianist Evan Mazunik; “Side Show Tim,” a Soundpainting recording by Cerberus (horn, trumpet, tuba; Dane Records), and "Mosaic," improvised interpretations of early music by Duende (horn, cello, piano; MSR Classics). Jeffrey Agrell an expert on classical improvisation and is the author of "Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians", published by GIA Publications (2007). The book is based on a class on improvisation for classical musicians that he teaches at the University of Iowa. “Improv Games for One Player” (also GIA) was published in 2009; several other similar books are in preparation.