About Us

The history of Hoof 'n' Horn stretches back many decades to the first production in 1936 of a student-written show called The Devil Grins.

The organization currently puts on three mainstage and one or two smaller productions every year. We are currently in the midst of a project to consolidate our history into a single volume so that everyone can know, among other things, why our rehearsal space is now called "Phred."

Executive Board

James Hamilton


Shade Adeyemo

Vice President - Fall Producer

Tori Trimm

Vice President - Winter Producer
Membership Chair

Austin Ruiz

Vice President - Spring Producer

Elizabeth Ratliff

Business Manager

Jon Aisenberg

Playreading Chair

David Pfeiffer

Music Supervisor

Kayla Morton

Cabaret Supervisor

Julia Medine

Publicity Chair

Melody Iro

Publicity Chair

Ilhan Gokhan

Orchestral Supervisor

Dottie Kontopoulos

Technical Supervisor

Beanie Burt

Membership Chair

Trevyn Toone


Bekah Wellons

Fundraising &
Alumni Relations Chair

A Hoof 'n' Horn Musical


Our student-run production team consists of a producer, director, music director, choreographer, technical director, stage manager, designers, and several other individuals who work together to create a successful and high-quality work of art.

Sing, Act, Dance!

Hoof 'n' Horn usually has three audition days, followed by one day of callbacks, after which a cast is chosen. The cast spends weeks together, rehearsing sometimes 4 nights a week to learn all of the material for each show.


For each production, musicians volunteer to be a member of the pit orchestra. The pit usually rehearses once a week until the week of the show, under the baton of the musical's Orchestral Director.