Julia Filson

DePaul ’11

Jon Boen is not only one of those special horn players that you are lucky to hear, but also one of those special human beings that you are lucky to know. It has been several years since I graduated from DePaul, and I still feel like he is teaching me every day. There is always a post-it note on my stand reminding me that “the musician leads the technician!” It was this sort of thinking that brought me back to why I play the french horn: not to perfect playing a piece of metal, but to be an artist. Thank you, Jon, for instilling music in my life and the lives of so many people.