Marie Lickwar

Marie Lickwar


Faculty, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Private Instructor

Marie Lickwar, is a horn performer and horn teacher in Honolulu. She is the Lecturer in Horn at The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and has an active horn studio on the island. Many of her students are in Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony and former students have gone on to study horn at the collegiate level. She has played with Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra, Hawaiʻi Opera Theater, Chamber Music Hawaiʻi and Hawaiʻi Pops. She has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Pacific Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic orchestras. While living in Los Angeles, Ms. Lickwar worked in the motion picture recording industry.


Fascinated by how horn playing works, one of Ms. Lickwar’s loves is teaching students to play the horn efficiently through the practice of fundamentals. She has presented the following lectures: “Horn Tips” for American School Band Directors’ Association (ASBDA) in January 2019 and “Starting Beginner Horns,” for Oahu Band Directors’ Association (OBDA) in March 2018, “Change, flexibility and creating new habits,” at the 2015 International Horn Society Symposium. While living in Houston, Marie created the Houston Horn Camp, a unique summer program for middle and high school students, which ran annually from 2009-2013 .


Ms. Lickwar earned her Masters in Music from the Eastman School of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of New Hampshire. She has participated in Pacific Music Festival in Japan (2004) and the International Horn Society Workshop with the Eastman Horn Choir in Lahti, Finland (2002). Marie has studied with many great horn players such as Andrew Bain, Denise Tryon, Robert Johnson, Bruce Hudson and Peter Kurau.


In her free time, Marie enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing with her new puppy Murphy!