Tag Archives: Tuba

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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Tubas in the News – March 2013 Edition

A great gallery of photos of the “biggest tuba in the world” from the Houston Chron Check out this story about a Norwegian “Ice Musician” in Turning a Glacier Into A Tuba from NPR. Everything I Need to Know I … Continue reading

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Thomas Leleu, Tubist, Wins the French Grammy

I have to hand it to the French, they are often first. In fashion, food, art, culture, and now the tuba. Thomas Leleu, a 23-year-old tubist from Lille just won the French equivalent to the Grammy’s (Victoires de la Musique … Continue reading

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One Month from Argentina

One month from today I will be in Argentina, teaching and performing at the Isla Verde Bronces Festival. I am very excited about the festival, and my first trip ever to South America. Coincidentally, Bueneos Aires was featured this morning … Continue reading

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Royal Oculus and Gramaphone Company

Wow, I stumbled upon this doing a simple image search for tuba. From Shirley & Spinoza Radio check out the set list for the pod cast “Tuba! Not the Girl“. Even better, play it or down load it. Seems like … 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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Happy Birthday Tuba!

On September 12, 1835, the tuba was born invented by Prussian Military Bandmaster Wilhelm Wieprecht and Carl Moritz. If you are looking for a bakery that can handle a request to build a tuba cake, check out the cake above … Continue reading

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