Officially founded in 1973 as
the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, the International Tuba Euphonium Association is dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments. The organization comprises
performers, educators, students, and amateurs of all backgrounds.
As a non-profit organization, it is supported by membership dues and donations.
ITEC 2014 Announced
ITEC 2014 will be hosted by Dan Perantoni and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music May 17-24, 2014.
2013 Elections Results
Marty Erickson is the newly-elected Vice President/President-Elect. Congratulations to Marty as well thanks to all ITEA members who voted.
Pedagogy: College Tuba/Euphonium Ensembles
Kevin Sanders interviews Winston Morris, Scott Watson, and Kevin Wass on the topic of tuba-euphonium ensemble and its pedagogic value in college teaching.
Sonidos del Sur: Panatubas 2012
Patricio Cosentino (tuba) and Adam Frey (euphonium) headlined the Panatubas 2012 festival that took place in September 2012 in Panama, South America. The event was spearheaded by Jose Berdiales of the Panama National Symphony Orchestra
and students of the National Institute of Music in Panama.
Rolf Wilhelm (1927-2013)
Composer Rolf Wilhelm, 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awardee by the International Tuba Euphonium Association, composed some 65 film scores, 27 operas and 350 television productions and music go to more than 250 radio plays (a majority for Bavarian Radio).
Norm Pearson, Principal Tubist L.A. Philharmonic
From the Back Row: P. Blake Cooper interviews Los Angeles tubist Norm Pearson.
Fall Journal Cover Story: Gunnedah Shire Band
Kristy Rowe talks of family, friendship, and music with the Gunnedah Shire Band in Australia.
The Triangle Tuba-Euphonium Quartet
Fall issue's installment of the Recreational Musician's column features the Triangle Tuba Quartet
Podcast Interview with Øystein Baadsvik
Sam Quinones interviews Øystein before a masterclass at USC. Podcast of the interview is available at the author/journalist Sam Quinones's website:
ITEA Members listen to new audio from Eduardo Nogueroles' CD Escenas Latinas in the Audio Library.Members Click!
1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition
The 1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition, created by The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts,
will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 as part of The 37th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.
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Just out and now available, Harvey Phillips' autobiography Mr. Tuba is now available through
Indiana University Press (Foreword by David Baker).
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ITEA JOURNAL (Volume 40 Number 2 Winter 2013)
The Man, the Myth, the Tuba
Recently the University of Georgia tuba and euphonium studio left a wake of success at the most prestigious auditions and competitions in our field. Within the last year alone,
the UGA students' accomplishments include winning positions with major D.C. military bands and ITEA, Falcone, MTNA and Markneukrichen prizes.
Adam Arnold of the Royal Australian Navy Band
Tubist Adam Arnold is not your everday military band tubist, having performed in a variety of arenas from the Notre Dame
in Paris to Carnegie Hall in NYC. Adding to his musical duties with his "day" job Adam
explores many artistic vehicles, including peforming sousaphone with the popular group Funk Buddies from Victoria (AUS).
Robin Hayward, Bevan Award Winner
The 2012 recipient of the Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research is tuba player and composer Robin Hayward (Germany).
Robin has toured extensively and, in 2005, founded the ensemble Zinc & Copper Works to explore brass chamber music from an experimental music perspective.
Mr. Hayward's award-winning essay was entitled "The Microtonal Tuba" and appeared in the Galpin Society Journal.
Panama es un país sorprendente. Con una cultura única y un sistema económico muy peculiar, por su mundialmente conocido "Canal de Panama".
Lo que hasta hoy no tenia, era un curso de capacitación para nuestros instrumentos, el euphonium y la tuba. Gracias al trabajo de un alma muy especial, como lo es el Profesor Jose Berdiales, tubista de la Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, fue posible para Panama, contar con un exitoso Panatubas 2012.
Marcos Ripoll Mediterranean Tuba
Marcos Ripoll began his music studies of the tuba in the Santa Cecilia Musical Teaching Society, and later in the Agustín Olivert
Conservatory, Both in the city of Cullera (Spain). He completed his Advanced Studies in tuba in the Salvador Seguí Conservatory of Music in
Castellón (spain). During the 1998-1999 academic year, he moved to the Conservatory of Perpignan (France), studying with Mel Culbertson,
where he was awarded the silver medal. Listen to audio tracks from his new CD!
The University of Memphis Chapter of I.T.E.A. is comprised of 16-18 students under the advisement of Dr. Kevin Sanders and has been in operation since 2008. Due to our fundraising efforts we've been able to work with guest artists such as Dan Perantoni, Phil Sinder, Fritz Kaenzig, John Whitener, Roland Szentpali, and the Eufonix Quartet.