It is with great sadness that the tuba world learned today of the passing of one of the greatest tuba artists, teachers, and advocates that ever lived. Harvey Phillips was personally responsible for hundreds of new works for the tuba and was our instrument’s number one promoter. As a founding member of the New York Brass Quintet, his contribution to the future of brass chamber music is immeasurable, as was his generous and inspiring leadership in all things tuba. I hope that in my lifetime, I can accomplish half as much as Harvey Phillips did. Rest in peace Harvey.
Among his many achievements and contributions are:
• Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Indiana University
• Co-author of the Art of Tuba and Euphonium
• 2007 Inductee into the Classical Music Hall of Fame (Indiana University)
To learn more about this great man, please read this interview transcript with Bruce Duffie.