Author Archives: John Manning

Summer in the City

For the twenty-third year in a row, we are teaching at the Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar, which is being held in Boston at Northeastern University. It is also a special year, because 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Milnarik Music Initiative Tuba Euphonium Academy

This week I will be a guest artist at the Milnarik Music Initiative Tuba Euphonium Academy, which is held at Nichols College, in Dudley, MA. Celebrating their eleventh year, the MMI Tuba Euphonium Academy focuses on individual learning and accessibility … Continue reading

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Solo Recording Session – January 2015

From January 7th through 9th, I recorded my second solo CD, which will be called “Field Notes: Tuba Music from Iowa”, at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. We recorded there since our new University of Iowa School of Music … Continue reading

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Solo Recital Tour 2014

In preparation for my upcoming recording this January, I have scheduled four recitals in four week in four states. On November 1st, I gave a masterclass and presented a recital at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska for their annual … Continue reading

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OkTUBAfest 2014

Last night we kicked off our annual OkTUBAfest here at the University of Iowa with a fantastic recital by our first guest artist, Dr. David Earll from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Dr. Earll presented a preview of his very … Continue reading

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Music for All

I just returned from a trip to Muncie, Indiana where the Atlantic Brass Quintet played for an audience of 1200 screaming teenagers. It was for the Music for All summer music symposium, which took place at Ball State University’s Emens … Continue reading

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ITEC 2014 – Bloomington, IN

As usual, ITEC 2014 was an amazing and overwhelming experience, for both me and my students. Sam Pilafian called it a “Love Fest”, and the motto, “Where it all began” refers to the fact the first International Tuba and Euphonium … Continue reading

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