About Us

Bullhorn amplifies Durham, North Carolina-area music through play, performance, and possibility! We are an artist-led 501(c)(3), BIPOC and LGTBQIA2S+-affirming nonprofit organization that hosts an annual music festival, gives sliding scale instrument lessons, and offers artists technical support. We hope to eventually offer youth and adult music ensembles, an artist discovery platform, and much more. Please let us know your ideas for promoting local music at bullhorndurham @ gmail.com .

Who We Are

Nadeen Bir – Nadeen is a natural-born entertainer and community builder with roots in Palestine, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Durham. She has worked with El Centro Hispano, Student Action with Farmworkers, Southern Vision Alliance, and currently directs HR and Finance at Press On.

Josh Zaslow – Josh has lived and played music in the Triangle for most of his life. He has served the community through the Durham Solidarity Center, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in Carrboro, and the Mental Health Association of Orange County, NC, among many other organizations.

Bullhorn 1-Year Plan

  • Offer educational experiences for youth and adults in production, group music-making, and basic vocal and instrumental technique, and more.
  • Continue creating opportunities for local artists to share their music with Durham
  • Learn from Durhamites about how to best support their music making. Begin providing project-based technical and financial assistance for local artists who positively impact Durham’s social and sonic landscape

5-Year Plan

  • Same as above, plus
  • Start regular community music making sessions
  • Begin offering performances and workshops in institutional settings such as prisons, hospitals, schools and nursing homes
  • Create opportunities for regional, national, and international artists to share their music with Durham

10-Year Plan

  • Same as above, plus
  • Establish a brick and mortar facility to host workshops, lessons, jam and recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances