2014 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Solo Recital

I’m excitedly preparing for a solo appearance at the 2014 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Bloomington, IN.  The selected program for the recital will include:

Concert Allegro           Alexei Lebedev

Lullaby for R.J.           James R. Wright

*World Premiere

Sonata for Tuba           Zoltan Gardonyi


The recital is scheduled for Saturday – May 24, 2014 at 8:45am in Ford Hall on the Indiana University Campus.

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SFA Tuba-Euphonium Concert – 2014 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference

Very pleased to announce that the Stephen F. Austin State University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble will be performing at the 2014 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Bloomington, IN.  This will be the first appearance at an international conference for the SFA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.


Their performance is scheduled for Tuesday – May 20, 2014 at 3:45pm in Ford Hall on the Indiana University Campus.

Spring semester is a go!

The Spring semester at SFA is officially open for business!  SFA students, please check the SFA link for this semester’s lesson schedule.  Lessons will start tomorrow – Monday’s lesson schedule will occur on Friday in order to make up for the MLK holiday.  We will meet for studio class but not for Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble this week.  See you all then!



Tuba-Euphonium Events in East Texas – October 2013

There are a bunch of great Tuba-Euphonium related events happening all over East Texas next month.  You should definitely try to make it a few.

Demondrae Thurman, Euphonium Guest Artist – 10/5/2013 – 7:30pm – Cole Concert Hall – SFASU

(Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

Oystein Baadsvik, Tuba Artist – 10/15/2013 – 7:30pm – Wise Auditorium – Tyler Junior College

Free Admission

Benjamin Pierce, Tuba & Euphonium Artist – 10/23/2013 – 7:30pm – Music Recital Hall – SFASU

Free Admission

Tunes, Lullabies, and Tangos

Tangos Recital Flyer Spring 2013Cool flyer for my February 21st Recital!

Joined by:
James Pitts, piano
Deb Scott, trombone
Charlie Gavin, horn
Scott Harris, percussion
Brad Meyer, percussion


Lullaby for Ranjani                  (world premiere)            J.R. Wright
Stubb’s Rigadig Tune              (Texas premiere)          Brian Kehlenbach
I Regret…                                 (world premiere)         Jason Thompson
Triangles                                                                      John Stevens
Three Tangos                                                               Astor Piazzolla/Baadsvik
I. Milonga Del Angel
II. Invierno Porteno
III. Adios Nonino

Spring 2013 – Studio Class Performances SFASU

Below are the Studio Class Performances for Spring 2013.  Practice!!

                   1/23 – Nelson, Iles,

                   1/30 – Montoya, Stjepanovic, Schaetz

                   2/6 – Convocation (Luera)

                   2/13 – TMEA (NO STUDIO CLASS)

                   2/20 – Cormier, Murdick,

                   2/27 – Santoy, Pape, Cann

                   3/6 – Convocation

                   3/13 – Spring Break (NO STUDIO CLASS)

                   3/20 – Hicks, Vaught, Jackson

                   3/27 – Ross, Fannin, Billow

                   4/3 – Convocation

                   4/10 – Topping, Nelson

                   4/17- Montoya, Cormier

                   4/24- Convocation

                   5/1 – Jackson, Santoy, Schaetz

                   5/8 – Upper Level Students