Monthly Archives: May 2008

Ben Pierce wins Markneukirchen Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Pierce for winning the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen. Ben is no stranger to winning competitions – man! – just look at this list of accomplishments from his website: Winner, Lieksa Brass Week Euphonium Competition (2004)Winner, ITEC … Continue reading

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Yasuhito Sugiyama

There is a very nice article on Cleveland.com about Yasuhito Sugiyama, principal tuba with the Cleveland Orchestra. Here is an excerpt: Not quite three years later, Sugiyama can tell the tale with a twinkle in his eyes. He is happily … Continue reading

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Assorted News from the Tuba World

Mel Culbertson has a new website and seminars, including one in his hometown of Ventura, CA. I recall seeing Mr. Culbertson gave his student Arnoud Boukhatine a big hug after winning the Guebwiller competition. Check out the extensive list of accomplishments … Continue reading

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Semester’s End Whirlwind

Snow in April, tornadoes throughout the South, flooding in the Midwest, a cyclone in Myanmar, an earthquake in China; I think this is one of those years that Mother Nature wants to remind us that she is in charge. It … Continue reading

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