Guest artist recital and master class: Matthew Haislip, horn

Monday, Sept. 18, 2023  •  7:30 p.m.

Matthew Haislip, horn
Richard Jeric, piano
Jessica Haisip, oboe

Timashev Recital Hall — Columbus, OH

Selections from the following will be announced from the stage.

Horn Sonata for horn and piano (2023)

Anthony Plog (b. 1947)

Part I:  Movement I — Movement II
Part II: Movement III — Movement IV

Reverie for horn and piano (2019)

Gina Gillie (b. 1981)

Rhapsody for oboe, horn and piano (2018)

Matthew C. Haislip (b. 1985)

About the Artists

Matthew C. Haislip, horn

Dr. Matthew C. Haislip joined the faculty of Mississippi State University in 2016. As Assistant Professor of Horn, he teaches applied horn lessons, chamber music, and ear training, directs the MSU Horn Choir, and performs in the Faculty Brass Quintet and as Principal Horn of the Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra. He also performs as 2nd Horn of the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and as 4th Horn of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. During the summer months, he is a horn instructor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan and performs as 4th Horn of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Festival in Columbia, Missouri. He serves the International Horn Society as the Mississippi Area Representative and the Media Reviews Editor for The Horn Call, the organization’s journal. Prior to coming to MSU, he taught at Washburn University, Calvary University, Hardin-Simmons University, and McMurry University. As a composer, his duet book, Dueling Fundamentals for Two Horns, was released in 2019 by Mountain Peak Music and has been praised by hornists across the world, including prominent faculty members at Northwestern University and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (United Kingdom). His other compositions are published by WaveFront Music, BrownWood Publishing, and the International Horn Society’s Online Music Sales. His recent work, Night Music for two horns and piano, was performed at the 2022 Southwest Horn Workshop, 2023 Southeast Horn Workshop, and at Northern Illinois University. 

Haislip is a founding member of Quintasonic Brass, a brass quintet comprised of former and current faculty members at Southeastern Conference universities. The ensemble was recently a featured guest artist at the Velikogorički Brass Festival in Zagreb, Croatia and has appeared at the 45th International Trumpet Guild Conference, the 2021 Jazz Trumpet Festival Brazil Online, and at such universities as the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and Western Illinois University. Haislip has previously held the positions of Co-Principal Horn of the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Principal Horn of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, and Assistant Principal/Utility Horn of the Kentucky Symphony. As a freelance hornist, he has performed with dozens of professional ensembles, including the Cincinnati Opera, Opera Naples (FL), Omaha Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Huntsville Symphony (AL), Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and the Mississippi Symphony. He can be heard on recordings on the Albany Records, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, and Mark Custom labels and has performed on 162 reference recordings streamed across 150 different streaming services with the Excelcia Wind Band for Excelcia Music Publishing, Wingert-Jones Publications, and RBC Publications. He has performed as a soloist with the Mississippi State University Wind Ensemble, Starkville-MSU Community Band, Angelo State University Wind Ensemble, and the Wills Point High School Band (Texas).

He regularly performs and presents clinics at conferences and at universities across the United States, including appearances at the 53rd International Horn Symposium, Southeast Horn Workshop, Northeast Horn Workshop,  Western Horn Workshop, Mid-South Horn Workshop; International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators; International Music by Women Festival, the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, the Mississippi Bandmasters State Band Clinic, and the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop. He has been a guest artist at such universities as West Virginia University, Western Kentucky University, the University of Memphis, University of Alabama, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the University of Arkansas. His articles have been published online and in print in publications of the International Horn Society and the British Horn Society. In 2023, Haislip led the successful global consortium of 75 members to commission world-renowned composer Anthony Plog to compose his Horn Sonata. He then gave the world premiere performance of the sonata at the 2023 Southeast Horn Workshop at the University of Central Florida. 

Haislip holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Horn Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. His primary horn teachers include Martin Hackleman, Randy Gardner, Michael Morrow, Elizabeth Freimuth, Thomas Sherwood, and Duane Dugger. Visit his personal website at

Matthew Haislip is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Richard Jeric, piano

Pianist Richard Jeric is a dynamic soloist, avid collaborator, and committed educator. Noted for his “colorful and flawless” performances, he has performed internationally in China, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, and Poland as well as nationally in Aspen, Cleveland, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, New York, and Washington D.C. Richard has appeared as soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra, Kent State University Orchestra, Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Medical Arts Symphony Orchestra, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and UMKC Conservatory Orchestra. His numerous awards and recognitions include the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition in Missouri, the Naftzger Piano Award in Wichita, Kansas, and the Artist Presentation Society Auditions in St. Louis. Richard had the high honor to perform for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C.
Having a special affinity for collaborating with vocalists in operatic and art song literature, he has worked with pianists Graham Johnson, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, and Ken Noda and vocalists Renée Fleming, Nancy Gustafson, Marilyn Horne, Karita Mattila, and Deborah Voigt. A highlight of Richard’s ever-evolving career was performing at Carnegie Hall as part of the final year of The Song Continues, a series of master classes and performances founded by the legendary Marilyn Horne. A proponent of new music, Richard has worked with noted American composers Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, and John Musto. He performed with other members of the UMKC Conservatory as part of the 2014 Beijing Modern Music.
As an educator, Richard has presented performances and master classes at various universities around the country. He also performs and teaches at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy. He is a frequent adjudicator for competitions and festivals. To celebrate the 250th year of Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard spearheaded the Beethoven 250 Series at Nicholls State University where he was on faculty. This eight-concert series presented the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas featuring faculty and guest artists from around the world. Richard was awarded the honor of Distinguished Membership as a National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota for his contribution to the arts. He cherishes his time working with the next generation of musicians.
Richard received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with internationally-renowned pianist John O’Conor at Shenandoah Conservatory, his Artist Certificate and Master of Music degree under the esteemed tutelage of Robert Weirich at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and his Bachelor of Music degree under Jerry Wong at Kent State University. Richard currently resides in Marysville, Ohio with his wife and soprano Sarah along with their daughter Lydia.

Jessica Haislip, oboe

Dr. Jessica Haislip serves as an Instructor of Music at Mississippi State University, where she teaches oboe and History and Appreciation of Music. Prior to joining the music department at Mississippi State, Dr. Haislip served on the faculty of Calvary University, where she taught applied woodwinds, woodwind methods, music theory, music history, and music appreciation.

In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Haislip serves as Principal Oboe of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra (LA). She also performs as Co-Principal Oboe and English Horn of the Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra and as a member of Mississippi State's Faculty Woodwind Quintet. She has held the position of Second Oboe and English Horn of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra in Columbia, Missouri for the annual Hot Summer Nights Music Festival, and she has performed with such ensembles as the Kansas City Symphony (MO), the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MS), the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MS), the Corinth Symphony Orchestra (MS), the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony (ND), the Mankato Symphony (MN), and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble (MO). Dr. Haislip has appeared as a soloist with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, and the Mississippi State University Wind Ensemble. She frequently performs throughout the region at festivals and conferences including the Music By Women Festival (MS), the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Conference (MS), and New Music on the Bayou (LA).

Dr. Haislip holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and the Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Concordia College (MN). Her primary teachers include Barbara Bishop and Jennifer Peterson.

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