Guest Artist Masterclass: Bill Bernatis and Bruce Atwell

Event Date: 

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Professor Bill Bernatis of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Professor Bruce Atwell from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh will conduct a masterclass with members of the UCSB Horn Studio on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 12-12:50 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
About Bill Bernatis
Bill Bernatis is currently Associate Professor of Horn at UNLV, Principal Horn with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Assistant Principal Horn with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and on the faculty of the Chautauqua School of Music.
Previously, Dr. Bernatis was Assistant Professor of Horn at Del Mar College and Baylor University in Texas, and Ithaca College in New York.  His performing background includes a wealth of orchestral, chamber music, studio recording, and commercial experience. He has been Principal Horn with the Corpus Christi Symphony, Waco Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Breckenridge Music Institute, and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.  
About Bruce Atwell
Bruce Atwell has been Professor of Horn at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh since 1998.  He is also currently Principal Horn with the Fox Valley Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.  Dr. Atwell lived in Cincinnati prior to his appointment, and was Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra. Dr. Atwell has also held positions with the Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. While he was Principal Horn with the Florida Symphony he was also Visiting Professor of Horn at the University of Florida.
Dr. Atwell was acting Fourth Horn with the Philadelphia Orchestra for their 1997 European Tour, and in concerts at Carnegie Hall and in Philadelphia. He also performed on an all Wagner CD for Deutsche Grammaphone with Christian Thielemann conducting.