Heather Thayer is the Assistant Horn Instructor at Ouachita Baptist University. Dr. Thayer is also the principal horn of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra, performs regularly with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and freelances in Dallas/Fort Worth. Dr. Thayer has degrees in horn performance and music theory from Eastern Michigan University and Bowling Green State University. In 2010 she received her doctorate in horn at the University of North Texas. Having previously taught at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Austin College, as well as privately in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dr. Thayer’s teaching experience includes all levels of horn instruction, music theory, aural skills, and music appreciation. She has performed with several groups including the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, The Firelands Symphony, and the University of North Texas Wind Symphony.