Nicole Minney

Nicole (Vanden Bosch) Minney is a horn teacher and performer in the mid-Michigan area. She completed her Master of Music in Music Performance at Michigan State University in 2018 a


Instructor of Music


French Horn

Educational Background

Western Michigan University

* Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education

* Bachelor’s of Music in Music Performance


Michigan State University

* Master’s of Music in Music Performance

I am...

I am a horn teacher and performer.

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

Horn Pedagogy.

Signature course(s):

Applied Horn

Recent presentations:

Lecturer at Portland Public Schools

* Lecture on buzzing for a full sound and smooth slurring.

* Performed “Appalachia for Solo Horn” by Lydia Lowerly Busler.


Presenter at the Red Cedar Bands Festival

* Lecture on expanding the horn range.

Creative work:

I lead classes and workshops for momentary music; an introduction to classical improvisation.

Connect with me:


Midland Symphony Orchestra - Utility Horn

Traverse Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Horn

Jackson Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Horn

Lansing Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Horn

West Michigan Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Horn

Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Horn

Studio lessons:

I offer studio lessons in horn.

Music history/theory/composition:

I specialize in classical improvisation.