Anna Lorenzen is a Master of Music hornist from York, Pennsylvania

“I chose Ball State for my master’s because of the opportunities the school was able to offer and how much they cared about me and my success! I have been playing horn since the 4th grade, so that’s about 13 years now. When I first picked up the horn, I had actually already been playing the violin for a year and I thought it would be cool to be able to play another instrument. After learning more and more about horn, things started to really click for me and I ended up favoring it over my violin. Eventually, I learned that there was a way that I could play horn and perform music for the rest of my life, and I never turned back.

“My fondest memory at Ball State so far is when the BSSO played Mahler 1 which ends with a huge horn feature. The entire section, which included 8 players, stood up at the back of the orchestra for the end of the piece. I’ve never been a part of such a large section or gotten to play a piece of that magnitude before, so it was a really fulfilling experience!”