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Jeff has been an inspirational teacher for twenty years. In his role as Professor of Horn at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Jeff teaches horn, coaches chamber music, and mentors people in his “Fearless Performance” approaches and techniques.
Jeff’s teaching style is unique, having won his first professional audition in his third year of university. He is a master performer, and his effectiveness as a teacher reflects his deep obsession and understanding of how to succeed in our performance-based society. Through his extensive teaching and performing experiences, Jeff shares wonderful inspiration and instruction in his online newsletter, “Get Fearless”. It is a free publication, with sign-up on his website home page.
Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University, Jeff was on faculty at the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia, Victoria, and McGill University in Montreal. Mr. Nelsen has taught master classes in hundreds of cities and at summer music festivals including Music Academy of the West (USA), Melbourne International Fe
stival of Brass (Australia), Hamamatsu Academy (Japan), Orford (Canada), Belgium Brass Festival (Belgium), BeBrassy Festival (Holland) as well as lecture appearances at the International and British Horn Societies’ annual events.
Mr. Nelsen enjoys mentoring young performers and has been a juror at the Fischoff Chamber Music competition, the Canadian National Music Competition, and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition. He has published articles focusing on “Fearlessness” published in the magazines for the International Horn Society, British Horn Society, and Drum Corps Int’l.