Thomas Hiebert

Thomas Hiebert is Professor of Music at California State University, Fresno, where he has taught since 1987. He has concertized widely as a recitalist on both valved and natural horn (often with his wife, Lenore Voth Hiebert). Dr. Hiebert has also performed as a member of many orchestras, including the Boston Lyric Opera, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony, and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. He has been principal horn of Fresno’s Orpheus Chamber Ensemble since 1987 and has performed as acting principal horn of the Fresno Philharmonic. His solo performing experience is wide ranging—from a concerto performance of Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No.1 with the Tulare County Symphony to a concert of solo works performed on Baroque natural horn by G.P. Telemann, Vernsberg and “Mr. Charles” at the 25th Musical Instrument Symposium in Michaelstein, Germany.  

As a complement to his performance activities, Dr. Hiebert has developed a strong interest in the history of the horn and discovering little-known repertory for the instrument. He has given lecture/demonstrations at Historic Brass Society annual meetings, national meetings of the College Music Society, the American Musicological Society, at International Horn Society workshops, as well as at international horn and brass conferences. Dr. Hiebert holds a doctorate in horn performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.