Lucina Marie Horner, Viola & Violin

2219 Avanti Lane, Hoover, AL 35226

(205) 249-6186      [email protected]


Alabama School of Fine Arts - Chamber Music Coach for the string program twice a week during the school year. September 2016 - present

ASYO and MAGIC educational program - Coached ASYO (Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra) Viola Section on orchestral music. Designed and taught a 5-week musical educational program at several inner-city Birmingham elementary schools. Created lesson plans for the 5-week series, including short performance demonstrations, overhead projector displays, and hands-on experience with percussion instruments. 2009 - 2015.

Extensive Private Violin/Viola Teaching Studio - Taught violin and viola students from the beginner level through advanced students and amateurs. Coached professional string players for orchestral auditions, recitals and performances, Phoenix 1986 - 95, Denver 1995 - 96, New York City 1996 - 97, Denver 1997 - 98, Birmingham 1998 - present, Jackson Hole 2009 - 2010.

University of Montevallo, Adjunct Professor for String Pedagogy Course - Taught the String Pedagogy Course twice from 2007 - 2009, including group performance at end of semester. Covered topics: string technique, performers, applied performance, maintained inventory of string instruments, maintained string instrument collection, ordered supplies for string instrument collection, created syllabus for course, graded written papers, administered exams. Gave several recitals including a lecture/recital on orchestral excerpts.

Jackson Hole Music Experience, String Camp, Summer 2010 - 2015 - One week string camp, taught ensemble and chamber music, private lessons, culminating in final chamber music and orchestral performance.

GTMF Tune Up! Program, Jackson, WY, 2009 - 2010 - Grand Teton Music Festival's program to sponsor teaching/coaching in the local schools to support the local music teachers. Taught/coached a minimum of 3 hours a week at both the Jackson Hole High School and Middle School. Coached violin and viola sectionals, leading and conducting beginner to intermediate string classes, concert preparation. Substitute teaching for string teacher October, 2009. March 2010 - 1 week GTMF school residency of educational narrated concerts with quartet (violin, viola, cello and percussion).

Gadsden Community School, Violin/Viola Teacher, 1998 - 1999 - Taught junior high and high school level violin and viola students at the Gadsden Community School focusing on all aspects of technique including preparation for the Etowah County Youth Orchestra program.

Arvada High School (Denver area, Colorado), Viola Coach, 1995 - 1996 - Weekly coaching of the viola section at Arvada High School focusing on preparation of the school's concert programs.

Denver Public Schools, String Program, 1995 - 1996/1997- 1998 - Taught Saturday Music classes of beginner/intermediate students at Denver's North High School with a performance at the end of the school year.

Aspen Music Festival, Orchestral Coach for Concert Orchestra, 1989 - Assistant Principal Viola of the Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Coached Viola Sectionals for the student orchestras of the Aspen Music Festival.

Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Division, 1984 - 1985 - Taught high school level violin and viola students in the CIM Preparatory Division.


The Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, New York, New York, 1979

State University of New York, College at Purchase, 1979 - 1980

The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music, 1983

Cleveland Institute of Music, Masters/Artist Diploma Program, 1983 - 1985


Ellen Rose                            Albert Pratz                  Heidi Castleman

Robert Vernon                      John Graham               Rolf Persinger

William Lincer                       Jeffrey Irvine               Jesse Levine

Paul Doktor                          Patricia McCarty


Alabama Symphony Orchestra, October 1998 - present

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, extra/substitute, 1989 - 1992, 1999, 2011 & Mexican Tour, Summer 1989 and European Tour, Summer 1997

Detroit Symphony, extra/substitute, Spring/Summer 2001

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Acting Assistant Principal, 1997 - 1998

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, one-year contract, 1995 - 1996

Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Principal, 1996 - 1998

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, 4th Chair, 1996 - 1997

Westchester Symphony Orchestra, 1996 - 1997

Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Viola, 1990 - 1996. Also Acting Associate for 1993 - 1994 season & Acting Associate and Section, 1986 - 1990

Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, 3rd chair, 1985 - 1986

Canton Symphony Orchestra (Ohio), Assistant Principal, 1983 - 1985

Ohio Chamber Orchestra, extra, 1984 - 1985

Akron Symphony Orchestra (Ohio), 1983 - 1984


Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal (3 times)

Utah Symphony, Semi-Finals, March 1988

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Section, January 1986 & September 1995, and Semi-Finals, May 2011

Detroit Symphony, Semi-Finals, 2001

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Principal/Section, March 1993 & December 1995

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Section, Semi-Finals, May 1996

Naples Philharmonic, Principal Viola, Winner, May 1996

Florida Philharmonic, Principal/Assistant Principal, Semi-Finals, May 1996

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Temporary Position, Runner-up, August 1996

Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Principal Viola, Runner-up, October 1996

Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Runner-up, March 1998

San Diego Symphony, One-Year contract, September 1998

Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Principal Viola, Winner, September 1998


Grand Teton Music Festival, 1991 - present

Des Moines Metro Opera, Principal Viola, 1997/Assistant Principal, 1998

Music in the Mountains, Nevada City, CA, 1995 - 1996

Aspen Music Festival, Fellowship Program, 1983 - 1989

Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, 1982

The Quartet Program, Troy, New York, 1981

Downeast Chamber Music Festival, Castine, Maine, 1978 - 1980


Alabama School of Fine Arts - Faculty Recitals 2016 - present

Alabama Viola Society - Violapalooza Chamber Music Concerts, 2011 - present

Grand Teton Music Festival - Summers 1991 until present. Extensive Chamber Music repertoire - many  of these recordings are available.

Des Moines Metro Opera - Summers 1997 - 1998. Participated in the Chamber Music series.

Phoenix Chamber Players - 1987 - 1995. Participated in several concerts per season with varied repertoire.


Founding Member and Administrator - Wolfgang String Quartet

-Maintain wedding listings, coordinate and book wedding performances

-Read chamber music periodically, play at weddings, receptions, parties

Treasurer and Founding Member - American Viola Society's Alabama Viola Society, 2008 - present

-Helped create the Alabama Viola Society and the Violapalooza! concert series.

-Develop concert programs, create programs and program notes, coordinate performers' schedules, publicize events, coordinate performance venues with performers for rehearsals and performances, create non-profit status for Alabama Viola Society, open bank account and maintain finances.

Competition Administrator, 2000 - 2003 - American Viola Society's Primrose Viola Competition,  May 2001 at Elmhurst College, Chicago, Illinois & May 2003 at Samford University, Homewood, Alabama

-Complete administration of competition, arranging for location, venues, practice space, hotels, rides, accompanists, 3,000 piece bulk mailing in both 2000 and 2002, maintaining multiple mailing lists, maintaining spreadsheets managing candidates' information.

-Created websites, brochures, coordinated the choosing of required repertoire.

-Solicited merchandise prizes and competition sponsors.

-Coordinated audio first round keeping candidates anonymous.

-Issued invitation letters to semi-finalists, coordinating travel for American Viola Society Board of Directors, accompanists, candidates, judges and choosing repertoire for each round.

-Created competition performance schedule, announced candidates and results.

Member of Phoenix Symphony and Orchestra Committee, September 1986 - 95

-Preparing the minutes of all meetings, spreadsheets, reports, memos, letters and charts for the Orchestra Committee of Phoenix Symphony.


-Fluent in Spanish. I am half-Mexican, half-Canadian and have grown up speaking some Spanish. I have improved my Spanish skills by going to Mexico to spend time with family and work on gaining fluency.

-Event Organizer/Coordinator and Founder of Discussion Group, September 2010 - 2018

Darwin's Tavern and Darwin's Tavern Discussion, a group

-Hosted Darwin's Tavern Discussions at my house every 2 weeks, create topics and book discussion leaders, coordinate schedules, post discussions on the group website.

Sierra Club Hikeleader/Outings Chair/Treasurer, October 2009 - present

Sierra Club, Teton Group, Jackson, Wyoming

Sierra Club, Cahaba Group, Birmingham, Alabama

-Attend Sierra Club outings and board meetings, help schedule and lead outings, plan events and socials, represent Sierra Club at other environmental and outing events, network to encourage more awareness of environmental issues, coordinate outings  and events for both groups on Coordinate first aid training of event leaders.

-Took the First Aid/CPR instructor training at Red Cross and am a Sierra Club trainer for both Outings training and First Aid/CPR training.


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