Penn State University, n/a, State College PA, 16801
Instruments:Ear Training, Early Music, Flute, Musicology, Piccolo, Theory

Styles:Classical, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:15 years
Rate:$50 / hr

Personal Statement

I am experienced with teaching students of all levels and abilities, including adult beginners. Together we will work to come up with a lesson plan that is custom tailored to meet your specific need and achieve your goals.

I am available for audition coaching for festivals, PMEA, college auditions, etc.

My background as a musicologist studying historical performance practice will help you to bring nuance and style to standard repertoire. As well, my own experience as a solo and chamber music performer will inform your lessons and offer valuable insight that I have gained in my years of practice.

Education / Training

Sheila Hornberger is a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where she maintains a small teaching studio, and is founder of the Williamsport Flute Choir. She is currently principal flutist of the Northern Appalachian Wind Symphony of Williamsport, performs with the award winning Penn Central Wind Band, and is a founding member and frequent performer with the Great Lakes Wind Symphony in Corning, NY. She has twice been a featured soloist with the Imperial Teteques Band of Williamsport, and has performed in several major works, including Mass in b (J. S. Bach, principal), Carmina Burana (Orff), A German Requiem (Brahms, principal), and Cantata 106 Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit (J.S. Bach).

Sheila can be heard on various recordings with the Grammy nominated Mansfield University Wind Ensemble and the Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra, where she was principal flute in both ensembles, including the latest release of the works of David Holsinger, volume 12.

Ms. Hornberger has performed on masterclasses for Gary Shocker, Patricia Spencer, Kathryn Borst Jones, Bart Fellers, Sarah Frisof, Cobus du Toit, Jocelyn Gorand, and Paul Edmund-Davies. Principal teachers include Dr. Christine Moulton, Dr. Angela McBrearty, and Dana Tan. Sheila holds a Bachelor’s Degree in flute performance from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and is pursuing graduate studies in performance and musicology at Penn State University, where she is a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra. She currently studies with Dr. Naomi Seidman, and plans to pursue doctoral studies.


Claude Arrieu – Sonatine 11/26/18

Sheila Hornberger