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Dr. James Hampson first learned about the natural horn in a Mozart Opera class while pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. He became so fascinated with it that he decided that day to make music his career.
Twelve years later he holds a Doctorate from Boston University in Historical Performance on natural and historic horns as the first person in the country to pursue this degree. Dr. Hampson has performed all over the United States with period orchestras and teaches a natural horn course at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He can be heard on Handel and Haydn Society’s live recording, Haydn Vol. 1, and Clarion Music Society’s Judas Maccabaeus.
Dr. Hampson loves connecting with colleagues around the world & finding unique instruments that bring music to life. He is excited to bring his ten years of experience scouring the internet, garage sales, attics, for rare instruments to help you find your next horn.
Outside of music his hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and being a stay-at-home dad to twin boys!