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ULM music professor publishes new book

Published June 02, 2015

Dr. James Boldin, associate professor of music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently published “Solo Duet Training for Horns,” a collection of instructive duets for the French horn.


“Duet playing is a traditional component of music instruction, because it encourages students to emulate the tone, style, and phrasing of a more experienced player,” said Boldin. “‘Solo Duet Training for Horns’ can provide numerous benefits for students, including better rhythmic integrity, improved accuracy and intonation, more mature concepts of style and phrasing, and greater awareness of and sensitivity to the orchestral and piano parts.”

The musical selections are based upon seven of the most popular solo works for horn, and are intended to help students develop the skills necessary for successful performances.

The book has already received positive reviews from faculty at Arizona State University, Mahidol University in Thailand, Northern Arizona University, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Western Michigan University.

“Solo Duet Training for Horns” is published by Mountain Peak Music, an internationally recognized publisher of instructional materials and method books for musicians.

Boldin earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Appalachian State University, and both a Master of Music degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.