Janet B. Nye has been blessed with over twenty five years of teaching and playing horn professionally. She especially enjoys starting beginners and working with them into adulthood. She is known for her creative approach to teaching that fosters a sense of community among her students. She has a very successful private studio with many students placing in the Texas All-State ensembles over the years and has many former students that are teaching and performing professionally today.
As an active educational consultant for Houghton Horns in Keller Texas, Janet, along with her colleague, Karen Houghton, has presented engaging and informative horn pedagogy clinics at universities, music educator conventions and horn symposiums throughout the United States including Midwest Band Clinic, T.M.E.A. and T.B.A. They are co-authors of “Recipe For Success: A balanced curriculum for young horn players,” a comprehensive method book for the first three to five years of playing. The book has received international acclaim and is heralded as being “…the best and most extensive horn method to come out in a long time.”
In addition to freelancing in the DFW area, Janet has held the fourth horn position in the Waco Symphony and the second horn position in the Irving Symphony for over twenty years. She has toured for seven summers throughout Germany with the Christian brass ensemble Eurobrass and can be heard on the 2006 GerthMedien Eurobrass recording: Give Thanks To The Lord, Danket dem Herrn. She received her B.M.E from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her M.M. in Horn Performance from Baylor University. Her teaching and playing has been strongly influenced by Koleta Tilson, Steven Gross, Michael Hatfield, Margaret Robinson, Gregory Hustis, and Haley Hoops.