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Lanette López Compton 

Associate Professor, Horn

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Lanette López Compton is the Associate Professor of Horn at Oklahoma State University where she has been since 2005.  She is presently a member of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Opera Orchestra and has performed with groups in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Argentina. Lanette has performed on more than a dozen CD’s, including the critically acclaimed CD The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited featuring the Steve Houghton Quintet and the University of North Texas Two O’clock Lab Band. She has performed at the International Women’s Brass Conference, International Horn Symposium, Mid-South Horn Workshop, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, College Band Director’s National Association Convention, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Convention, and the American Bandmasters Association Convention.


Lanette is the 2022 and 2014 recipient of the Wise-Diggs-Berry Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts. During her tenure at OSU, she has had three Presser Scholars in her studio.  Students in the OSU Horn Studio have placed in regional and international competitions and have made several summer music festivals such as National Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, Banff Masterclass Program, and Texas Music Festival.  Studio members have also been accepted for graduate study at Rice University, Frost School of Music, Northwestern University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Texas – Austin, University of Colorado, Eastman School of Music, Southern Methodist University, Bowling Green State University, and Arizona State University.  Graduates of Lanette’s studio have won professional orchestral positions throughout the United States including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and Round Rock Symphony.


Lanette has been on faculty of the Western Chamber Music Institute held at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and is currently on faculty at the FOOSA Festival/Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy which performs a concert in Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.


Professor Compton is in high demand as a clinician and adjudicator. Lanette was a guest artist for the 2021 AZ CornoCon and the 2020 SEMO Horn Day. She was a contributing artist and clinician at the 2019 International Horn Symposium in Ghent, Belgium, and a clinician at the 2021 and 2022 International Horn Symposiums. Her “Drop the Beat” warm-up has been a popular and unique presentation at several regional and international horn conferences.  Lanette has judged several regional horn workshop competitions, as well as the 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022 International Horn Competition of America. 


Lanette has been co-director of the very popular Noon Concert Series at the OSU Library since 2007.  Professor Compton has been the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music’s Wellness Innovator for America's Healthiest Campus®.  She has also served as faculty advisor for the OSU Hip Hop Dance Crew and OSU Dance Company.  OSU Athletics selected Lanette as an honorary assistant football coach for her dedication to helping OSU athletes succeed academically.

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