La Scena Musicale

This was some of the most glorious horn ensemble playing I have ever heard. There was power but there was also one perfectly-tuned chord after another, and the horn sound was golden and pure.

I have no idea whether Jonathan Boen is the man to lead the [Dallas Symphony Orchestra] horn section in the future, but under his leadership, and with van Zweden’s encouragement, each member of the section responded in this performance with thorough preparation and superb execution.

~ Paul Robinson

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The capacity to view things in their true relative importance.

My career has covered opera, symphonic, chamber, Baroque, & solo performing; even Broadway and jingles. I combine these components to offer a perspective that I carry with me wherever I’m playing.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Grant Park Music Festival


A New Horn Concerto



The working together of two things to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effort.

Why teach? It’s about giving back. Each student is a Rubix cube, and I am given the responsibility of solving the puzzle.”

Student Testimonials

“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will go twice as far.” – Will Rogers

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Teaching Philosophy

“P = p – i” (Performance = potential – interference) – Barry Green, from the Inner Game of Music

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Master Clinician

“If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.” – Tryon Edwards

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Prospective Student Info

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

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Student Success

“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

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A New Horn Concerto

From Concept To Recording: a detailed account of learning by doing.

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