Professor of Music, Coordinator of Theory/Composition
B.M., Florida State University, 1974; M.M., Yale University, 1976; D.M.A., University of North Texas, 1983.
William Horne was born in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1952. After studying piano and composition at Florida State University (BM) and Yale (MM), he accepted a faculty position at Loyola University New Orleans in 1976, and later completed a DMA in composition at the University of North Texas. He currently serves as area coordinator of theory and composition in Loyola’s School of Music. He has composed in a wide variety of genres. Recent larger works include a Clarinet Concerto, a String Quartet, sonatas for Flute and Piano and for Violin and Piano, a Serenade for nine instruments, and a setting of the Te Deum written for the 100th anniversary of the founding of Loyola University. Bill’s interest in musical scholarship has led to articles about Brahms and Beethoven that have appeared in scholarly journals and essay collections, including The Musical Quarterly, The Journal of Musicology, Beethoven Forum, NOTES, and Brahms Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Brahms Society and co-editor of its Newsletter. Bill’s music is recorded on the Centaur label. He resides in Covington, Louisiana with his wife, Sharon.