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Faculty and Staff


Dr. Verle A. Ormsby, Jr.

Senior Lecturer of Music

D.M.A., M.M., Ball State University
B.M.E., Southern Illinois University

Academic Areas: applied French Horn.

Dr. Verle A. Ormsby, Jr.
252 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-5926

Verle Ormsby, Jr., a St. Louis, Missouri native, is Senior Lecturer in Horn Studies with the Department of Music, and is a member of the faculty ensemble, the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet. Dr. Ormsby is also a member of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, the Northwinds British Brass Band and performs with the Apple River Brass and Wind Quintets. Dr. Ormsby has a Doctor of Arts degree in Horn Performance and Master's in Music degree in Horn Performance from Ball State University (IN), and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville).

Dr. Ormsby has been on the music faculties of Pittsburg State University (KS), Southwest Baptist University (MO), Southwest Missouri State University, and Indiana-Purdue University at Ft. Wayne (IN).

He has also performed with the Springfield Symphony (MO), the Springfield Regional Opera Orchestra, the Ft. Smith Symphony (AR), the North Arkansas Symphony (Fayetteville), the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic (IN), the Indiana Chamber Orchestra, the Northern Indiana Opera Orchestra, the Florida Symphony (Orlando), the Walt Disney World Band and Orchestra, the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony (Tampa), and the Savannah Symphony (GA).

Dr. Ormsby is a long-time member of the International Horn Society, and has served as a horn clinician for Conn Horns, and served on the board of the American Horn Competition.


  • MUSI 164/364 Applied French Horn
  • MUSI 156/356 Horn Ensemble