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I have recently uploaded recordings of the 2020-21 TMEA and ATSSB All-State Etudes and will soon be adding some master class videos on each etude in addition to some solo works. Please subscribe to the channel for update notifications!



BRASS DAY at SFA 2019!!

Brass Day collage

A day devoted to high school students of all ages who play a brass instrument including trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba who are interested in learning more about how to perform the prescribed audition etudes for all-region and all-state band for both TMEA and ATSSB.  There will also be information for prospective music majors about the School of Music and its audition requirements for acceptance.

SCHEDULEall events located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building at SFA, 2210 Alumni Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75962

1:00-2:00 PM All-region etudes clinic for ATSSB students (2A-4A) with SFA professors

Trumpet – Dr. Jake Walburn
Horn – Dr. Charles Gavin
Trombone – Dr. Deb Scott
Euphonium – Dr. Danny Chapa
Tuba – Dr. J.D. Salas


2:00-3:00 PM All-region etudes clinic for TMEA students (5A-6A) with SFA professors (as above)

3:00-3:45 PM – Informational Session about Stephen F. Austin State University

4:00 PM Performance by The Pineywoods Brass Quintet (free tickets available with pre-registration)


All clinics including the SFA Faculty Brass Performance are FREE OF CHARGE!! The 4 p.m. concert is free with pre-registration before October 28th (below).  (Regular ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students.)


2014 School Year has begun!!

Another summer has come and gone. It looks to be a great year for the SFA Tuba-Euphonium Studio.

Special welcome to incoming students:

Johnny Acevedo, tuba

Tim Auvenshine, tuba

Brenna Wilkinson, tuba

Ryan Dutton, euphonium

Alex Montgomery, euphonium

Jacob Rivas, euphonium

Aaron Heckamon, tuba

Erasmo Herrera, euphonium

Jose Mesa, tuba

AND!!! Nick Rooch, euphonium

I’d also like to give a special welcome to Mr. Ronnie Ross, our new Adjunct Professor of Tuba-Euphonium. Ronnie will be helping out the studio as we grow.