Monthly Archives: August 2009

Final Project – Fall 2009

Each semester, our studio completes a final project. Intended as a semester-long endeavor, the final project varies each semester, but is intended to help you learn beyond applied lessons and ensemble experience. This semester, I have chosen to focus on … Continue reading

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Welcome class of 2013

Today the Iowa Brass Quintet played for a welcome convocation for the thousands of incoming freshman at the University of Iowa.We only played a short processional and stayed long enough to snap a few photos. One of the messages at … Continue reading

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Abe Torchinsky 1920-2009

Abe Tochinsky, former principal tuba with Philadelphia Orchestra and the NBC Symphony, passed away this morning at the age of 89. Mr. Torchinsky was a giant in the world of the tuba, and he has had unmeasurable influence on generations … Continue reading

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One Year After

Our last Holiday Tubas concert made the top of the December news in the “Year In Review” portion of the University of Iowa Annual report. Also worth viewing are the slideshows at One Year After, which feature the voices and … Continue reading

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Carol Jantsch Rap

Carol Jantsch, principal tubist with the Philidelphia Orchestra, is featured in a rap called “Buy Carol’s CD” on Steve TV. To view it, go to the Peterson Project and click on “Buy Carol’s CD”, which is a hilarious rap parody … Continue reading

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Tuba Exchange

Here is a profile and slide show from Indy Week on the Tuba Exchange. Located in Durham, North Carolina and run by Vince Simonetti and his wife. The Tuba Exchange website features new and used instruments, including a historic collection, … Continue reading

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Bad Tuba Poetry

From the “Tuba Lady“, at Interact Jacksonville.com comes this post on her blog about a tuba poem she wrote when she was young. Her self-criticism is in parentheses: My tuba, my tuba, I really love my tuba (gosh, that’s such … Continue reading

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