ITEC 2012 – Linz, Austria


I had the pleasure of running into some Thai students from Mahidol University. They currently study with my former graduate student – Ajarn Boonchai. It’s great to see your grand-students!


ITEC 2012 Performance – Linz, Austria

Had an incredible time soloing in Linz, Austria with the UT-Pan American Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.  The venue was gorgeous as you can see, and the crowd was great and extremely enthusiastic about the performance.   There were many locals and tourists in addition to those attending the 2012 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in the audience which made for a great experience.

Special thanks to Dr. Scott Roeder, Assistant Professor of Tuba-Euphonium at UT-Pan American.  As a Rio Grande Valley native, it makes me very proud to see valley students participating in the conference and presenting a very polished and musical performance!

Now to enjoy the rest of the conference this week!

2012 Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research – Honorable Mention

I was honored to hear that my research,”El Tubador: The Tuba’s Use in Banda Sinaloense,” received the designation of Honorable Mention for the 2012 Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research. This award will be presented at the 2012 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Linz, Austria, where I will also be presenting a solo performance with The University of Texas-Pan American Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. In addition to the award, I will been submitting an article for publication in the International Tuba-Euphonium Journal.

Schools Almost Here!!!!

Enjoying the last few weeks before SFA starts up for the fall 2011 semester.  Currently practicing, gigging, and working on my tenure portfolio makes for a busy month…but it’s fun!

I just submitted my second article entitled : El Tubador Part 2: Sound Concepts and Musical Styles in Banda Sinaloense to the International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal.  It will hopefully be out in the Winter Edition.

Keeping Busy During the Summer!

Below are some of the articles and reviews that will be coming out in the next few issues of the International Tuba-Euphonium Journal. I’m really excited to get some of the material from my dissertation out there along with the new music reviews. Definitely More to come!


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

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

New Music Reviews

Twelve Fantasias by Georg Philipp Telemann arranged by Ralph Sauer for tuba, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal (Submitted, In-Press)

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

Tornado by Frank Gulino for euphonium and piano, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal (Submitted, In-Press)

Pembroke Rondo by Tom Bough arranged for tuba solo with tuba quartet, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal (Submitted, In-Press)