C.V.

J.D. Salas, tubist & bassist

Education

2011 – Doctor of Musical Arts – University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

2002 – Master of Music in Performance – Universityof Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

2000 – Bachelor of Music in Performance –  Baylor University, Waco, Texas

1994 – High School Diploma – Pharr-SanJuan-Alamo High School, San Juan,Texas

Professional Positions

2006- present – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas – Assistant Professor of Music – Tuba-Euphonium Studies

2005- 2006 – Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky – Adjunct Instructor of Music

2004-2005 –  Mahidol University, Nakhonpathom, Thailand-  Professor/Artist in Residence- Tuba/Euphonium

2002-2004 – Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia – Adjunct Instructor of Music

2000-2004 – Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky –  Adjunct Instructor of Music

International & Regional Conference Performance Experience

2012 – International Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Linz, Austria

Solo Performance with The University of Texas-Pan American Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

2011 – South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Waco, Texas

Solo Recital Performance

2011 – South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Waco, Texas

Conducted SFA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

2010 – International Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Tucson, Arizona

Solo Recital Performance

2009 – South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference,Corpus Christi, TX

Solo Recital Performance

2009 –  South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas

Conducted SFA Tuba-Euphonium Octet

2007 –  South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Austin, TX

Solo Recital Performance

2007 –  South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Austin, TX

Adjudicator for the euphonium solo artist competition

2007 –  South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Austin, TX

Conducted SFA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

2007 –  Association of Texas Small Schools Band Conference, San Antonio, Texas

Performed with SFA Faculty Ensemble for Opening Meeting

Professional Solo Performances             

2013 – Stephen F. Austin State University – Nacogdoches, Texas – Solo Faculty Recital

2012 – Banda Sinaloense Lecture Recital – Nacogdoches, Texas

2011 – Stephen F. Austin State University – Nacogdoches, Texas – Solo Faculty Recital

2011 – University of Texas-Pan American, Edingburg, Texas – Guest Artist Recital

2010 – Marshal University, Huntington, West Virginia – Guest Artist Recital

2010 – University of Tennessee-Martin, Martin, Tennessee – Guest Artist Recital

2010 – University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky – Guest Artist Recital

2010 – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas – Solo Faculty Recital

2009 –  TubaChristmas, McAllen, Texas – Guest Solo Performance

2008 – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas – Solo Performance w/ Wind Ensemble

2007 – StephenF.AustinStateUniversity,Nacogdoches, Texas – Solo Faculty Recital

Publications-Peer Reviewed

2011 – Salas, J.D. El Tubador  Part 1 – The Tuba’s Introduction Into Northwest Mexico. International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal, (Submitted, In-Press)

2011 – Salas, J.D. South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference Session Review – North Texas Euphonium Company, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal, (Submitted, In-Press)

2010 – Salas, J.D. International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Session Review – Taking Your Chamber Music To The Highest Level, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal, Vol. 38 No. 1, (52-54)

2010 –  Salas, J.D. International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Session Review – Sunny Days and Latin Nights with the Boston Brass, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal, Vol. 38 No. 1, (56-58)

2008 – Salas, J.D. International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Session Review – Explore the Helicon with Igor Krivokapic, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal, Vol. 36 No. 1, (66-67)

Publications-New Music Reviews

2011 – Salas, J.D. Twelve Fantasias by Georg Philipp Telemann arranged by Ralph Sauer for tuba, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal (Submitted, In-Press)

2011 – Salas, J.D. Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas arranged by Charles Warren for Tuba Quartet, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal (Submitted, In-Press)

2011 – Salas, J.D. Tornado by Frank Gulino for euphonium and piano, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal (Submitted, In-Press)

2011 – Salas, J.D. Pembroke Rondo by Tom Bough arranged for tuba solo with tuba quartet, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal (Submitted, In-Press)

Publications-Online Submissions

2006 – Salas, J.D. “Beginning Tips for Tuba and Euphonium”, Texas School Music Project Website http://www.tsmp.org/band/euphontuba/salas_tips.html

2006 – Salas, J.D. “Developing A Daily Routine”, Texas School Music Project Website http://www.tsmp.org/band/euphontuba/salas_tips.html

2006 – Salas, J.D. “Efficient Practice”, Texas School Music Project Website http://www.tsmp.org/band/euphontuba/salas_tips.html

Commissioned Works

2011 –  I Regret…. for Tuba & Piano by Jason Thompson (In Production)

2011 –  Stubbs Rigadig Tune for Solo Tuba & Two Percussionists by Brian Kehlenbach Commissioning Consortium Project

2009 – Sonata for Tuba & Piano by Ken Friedrich – Premiered at 2009 SCRTEC

2009 – Vocalise for Tuba & Piano by Stephen Lias – Premiered at 2009 SCRTEC

2009 – Incantation for Solo Tuba by Garry Wickliffe – Premiered at 2009 SCRTEC

Honors and Awards       

2012 – Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research – Honorable Mention      

2011 – Custom Music International Artist

2009 – Inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda

2008 – Honorary Member of Kappa Kappa Psi

Teaching Accomplishments

2011 –  Student Brass Quintet Invited to perform at 2011 South Central Regional Music Conference, Monroe, Louisiana

2008 – Student- Trevor Culp, tuba was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Solo Recital

2007 – Student- Cory Graves, euphonium was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Solo Recital

2007 – Student- Trevor Culp, tuba was selected to perform in ITEC South Central Regional Conference Student Recital

2007 – Student- Corey Graves, euphonium was selected to perform in ITEC South Central Regional Conference Student Recital

2006 – Student- Trevor Culp, tuba was selected as a winner of the Orchestra of The Pines Concerto Competition

Professional Service Activities 

2010-present – MM-Performance Pedagogy Degree Committee – Co-Chair

2008-present – Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – Secondary Advisor

2009-present – SFA School of Music Technology Committee – Chairman 2009-2010

2008 – SRT Faculty Search Committee – Committee Chair

2006-2009 – Recording Studio Advisor

2007 –  Texas Music Educators Association College Night

Additional Teaching and Conducting Experience

2009-Present – TubaChristmas, Nacogdoches, Texas – Organize and Conduct the East Texas Regional Concert

2006-Present – Stephen F.AustinStateUniversitySummer Band Camps, Nacogdoches,Texas – Applied Tuba Instructor

2010 – Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School, Nacogdoches, Texas – Conducted SFA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble for “Music in the Schools” Program for SFA Friends of Music

2009 –  Brooks Quinn Elementary School, Nacogdoches, Texas – Conducted SFA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble for “Music in the Schools” Program for SFA Friends of Music

2007 – TubaChristmas, Tyler, Texas – Guest Conductor for Tyler TubaChristmas

2007 – Carpenter Elementary, Nacogdoches, Texas -Conducted SFA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble for “Music In The Schools” Program for SFA Friends of Music.

Professional Performing Experience

2007-2009 – Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport, Louisiana – Substitute Tuba

2006- 2008 –  Orchestra of the Pines, Nacogdoches, Texas – Principal Tuba

2001-2006 – Louisville Orchestra, Louisville, Kentucky – Substitute Tuba

Master Classes, Adjudications, and Clinics

2010 – Lecture Recital: “Banda Sinaloense: A Brief History through Performance”, Lexington, KY

2010 – Roma High School, Roma, Texas – Tuba-Euphonium Master Class

2009 – Palmview High School, Palmview, Texas – Tuba-Euphonium Master Class

2009 – Livingston High School, Livingston, Texas – Euphonium Master Class

2009 – Aleif-Elsik High School, Houston, Texas – Low Brass Master Class

2008 – McAllen High School, McAllen, Texas – Tuba-Euphonium Master Class

2008 – Carthage High School, Carthage, Texas – Low Brass Sectional Coach for Summer Camp

2008 – Cy-Fair Middle School Band, Cy-Fair, Texas – Master Class in Beginning Low Brass Techniques

2007 –  Henderson ISD Solo & Ensemble Contest – Adjudicator for Solo & Ensemble Contest

2007 – Nikki Rowe High School, McAllen, Texas – Tuba Master Class

2007 –  Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School, San Juan, Texas – Tuba Master Class

2007 –  Wagner Middle School, Manhattan, New York – Low Brass Master Class

2006 – Longview High School, Longview, Texas – Tuba-Euphonium Master Class

2006 – Central High School, Keller, Texas – Tuba-Euphonium Master Class

2006 – Hillwood Middle School, Keller, Texas – Tuba-Euphonium Master Class

2006 –  Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas – Low Brass Master Class

Professional Organizations

1998-present – International Tuba-Euphonium Association (T.U.B.A.) – Professional Member

2003-present – College Music Society – Professional Member

2002-present – Collegiate Music Educators National Conference – Professional Member

1999-present – Texas Music Educators Association – Collegiate Member

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