Earlier this year, my students and I were invited to perform at ITEC (International Tuba Euphonium Conference) 2010 at the University of Arizona in May. I just learned that the University of Iowa School of Music will provide us with the transportation and housing expenses for the trip! There will be a lot of planning ahead, but we are sure to have a great time. The theme for ITEC is I.T.E.C. (Innovate, Translate, Educate, Create), so I hope to do all four.
The logo (above) for ITEC 2010 is a southwestern-style graphic featuring Kokopelli playing a tuba, designed by Will Houchin at Blind Eye Designs. I first met Will two summers ago at the Northwestern Masterclasses with Rex Martin and Gene Pokorny and was nearby warming up when he took his famous beach photos. PS – thanks to Facebook, I know that today is Will’s birthday – Happy Birthday Will, See you at ITEC!