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Jerry Horner

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Jerry Horner
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Los Angeles, CA
Bloomington, IN2019
Other names
EducationBachelor of Music, 1964; Master of Music, 1968
Alma materIndiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Known forAmerican Violist, Chamber Musician, and Mentor
Spouse(s)Margaret Clements
AwardsPrincipal Violist of Houston, Dallas, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras Logo.png Search Jerry Horner on Amazon.

Jerry Horner (1935-2019) was an American violist and mentor to musicians and ensembles around the world.

Jerry Horner‘s career as a classical musician included service in the Fine Arts Quartet,[1] Horner co-founded and helped establish the Milwaukee String Academy and Indiana University’s String Academy.


Professional Career Orchestral Career: Houston Symphony, 1956-1963, principal violist under Leopold Stokowski, Sir John Barbirolli + guests Dallas Symphony, 1968-1969, principal violist under Donald Johanos + guests Pittsburgh Symphony, 1973-1975, principal violist, William Steinberg and guests

String Quartet Career: Throughout his life, Jerry Horner was an influential string quartet violist. His life in music integrated string quartet performance throughout. Below are string quartets of which he was a member. He founded the Toledo and New Arts Quartet. New Arts Quartet, Houston, 1957-1963 Claremont Quartet, Winston Salem 1969-1973 Toledo Quartet, 1964-1967 Vermeer Quartet, 1978-1980

Teaching Career: Throughout his teaching career, Jerry Horner has served as Professor of Music, Professor of Viola, and Professor of Chamber Music. In his retirement, Jerry Horner mentored aspiring string quartets around the world. His formal teaching positions are listed below: North Carolina School of the Arts, Professor of Music 1969-1973 Indiana University, Professor of Music, 1976-1978 Northern Illinois University, Professor of Music, 1978-1980 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Professor of Music, 1980-2000

Educational Career: Indiana University Bachelor of Music, 1964 Indiana University Master of Music 1968

Professor of Music, Professor of Viola, Professor of Chamber Musi


  • Jerry Horner has been featured on innumerable live and studio recordings throughout his performance career
  • Mozart Quintet Recording, KV 515 and KV 516, Lodia CD #7703
  • Dvorak Quartet Recording, Op 96 and ops 105, Lyrinx 1999, enregistrement 2496
  • Debussy Quartet No 1, op 10 and Ravel Quartet in F Major, Lodia CD #7702
  • Mozart Quartet No 19, k 465 and Schubert Quartet No. 14 in D Monor, Lodia CD #7700


  1. 2019-03-05T17:09:00+00:00. "Former Fine Arts Quartet violist Jerry Horner has died". The Strad. Retrieved 2019-12-17.

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