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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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The Art of Practicing

Photo by Josh Calkin This semester, in addition to having students perform their latest solos, I have decided to present three themed masterclasses during seminar classes; The Art of Practicing, the Art of Phrasing, and the Art of Listening. I … Continue reading

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Going to ITEC 2010!

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 … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Tuba or Euphonium Mute

Tuba and euphonium mutes are expensive, rarely needed, and sometimes not worth it. Contact for a free pattern to build your own mute for less than ten dollars. It involves cutting six pieces of foam core (available at art stores) … Continue reading

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Euphonium Audition Primer

Dave Werden has to have one of the most valuable, and possibly underrated online resources on the internet for tuba and euphonium. Among his many pages, links, resources and discussions, I found this page called Euphonium Audition Primer. If you … Continue reading

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Lukas Bratcher: assistive technology euphonium

Edutopia, the website for the George Lucas Educational Foundation has a remarkable and inspirational video of Lukas Bratcher who plays euphonium with assistive technology. I hope we continue to help people follow their dreams regardless of any physical limitations. Please … Continue reading

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Guest Artist: David Kassler

Our Oktubafest 2008 has started off well. On Sunday, we performed a concert at the Amana Colonies Oktoberfest. Chris did a great job preparing and conducting Collegium Tubum, and the Festhalle Barn sounded great. This week we also enjoyed a … Continue reading

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