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2017 TEACHING AWARD: Phil Sinder

The ITEA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michigan State's tuba/euphonium professor Phil Sinder has been named the 2017 ITEA Excellence in Teaching Awardee.

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New Power Lesson by SSG Philip Broome (West Point):

West Point's principal euphonium SSG Philip Broome provides a great lesson/discussion on techniques on recording yourself on the tuba & euphonium (assisted by SSG Keith Krile, tuba).

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Hiram Diaz: Firefly, Moonlight, & Party Antics

U.S. Marine Band "President's Own" Member Hiram Diaz performs Firefly, Moonlight, & Party Antics from David Gillingham's Blue Lake Fantasies.

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R. Winston Morris and the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble's 50th Anniversary OCTUBAFEST:

R. Winston Morris and the TTU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble celebrate their 50th Anniversary with their OCTUBAFEST 2016. Click to view schedule details.

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Brazilian Composer/Euphonium Fernando DEDDOS

Check out new tracks from Fernando Deddos' CD Eufonium Brasileiro in the ITEAOnline.org Audio Library.

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Zdzisław Piernik

In a new installment for the ITEA Journal, Aaron Hynds discusses the experimental work of Polish tubist and ITEA Lifetime Achievement Recipient Zdzisław Piernik.

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2016 Inaugural ITEA Teaching Award Winner

The ITEA Board of Directors has announced that David Zerkel, Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at the University of Georgia, has recently been named the recipient of ITEA's Teaching Award.

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The new Winston Morris Award for Tuba Ensemble Composition

The Morris Award was established in 2016 by R. Winston Morris in celebration of his 50th anniversary as professor of tuba at Tennessee Tech University to foster, encourage, and recognize excellence in the field of composition.


Fall ITEA Journal 43:1

The NEW (really new) ITEA Journal debuts with the Fall Issue, with a tribute to our friend and colleague Kelly Thomas.

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ITEA Journal 43:1: Arnold Jacobs Reconsidered:

Michael Grose and Frank Bryne collaborate to bring us an insightful article on the pedagogy of Maestro Arnold Jacobs.

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ITEA Journal 43:1: TubaBach...Edward Mallett:

Deanna Swoboda explores the professional work of musician Edward Mallett...aka TubaBach.

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2015 Regional Conferences

2015 regionals were as big as ever, boasting many great artists, competitions, and clinics (among them Five pictured)...click for conference reviews.

Origins of TUBA/ITEA

Coordinated by ITEA Past-Presidents Jeffrey Funderburk and Deanna Swoboda, Origins of TUBA/ITEA: A Conversation with R. Winston Morris, Daniel Perantoni, and James Self is a 10-part video series.

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.


Deadline: April 16th, 11:59 PM

All ITEA members are encouraged to review our candidate slate for the 2017 ITEA Elections for President/Vice-President Elect. Great appreciation is extended to both Gail Robertson and Joseph Skillen for accepting their nomination for this important role. Visit their candidate statements and then cast your vote by the deadline!

Click to view election information....

Orchestral Players Project: AUBREY FOARD

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Interviewed by Preston Light

Preston Light, new online editor for the ITEA Orchestral Player's Project, interviews Charlotte Symphony principal tubist Aubrey Foard. Aubrey is also Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Artist Faculty at the Brevard Music Center. He also performs as Principal Tubist with the Santa Barbara Symphony in California, Principal Tubist of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Oregon, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

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ITEA Standard Literature List

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View the newly completed Standard Literature List

Recently presented at ITEC 2016, Mark Cox and fellow committee members Mary Jo Cox, Seth Fletcher, Drew Jones, Steve Maxwell, Matt Mireles, Jesse Orth, Joel Pugh and Patty Welch have completed the enormous task of version 1.0 of the ITEA Standard Literature List available to all members of the music community!

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Latest Journal Highlights: Volume 44 Number 1

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Aaron Eckert, Winner of the 2016 Rich Matteson Jazz Competition

Joe Dollard, Associate Editor for Jazz, interview's the most recent winner of the Matteson Jazz Competition, Aaron Eckert, a student of Professor Mark Kellogg at the Eastman School of Music. [...READ MORE]

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From the Back Row with Heiko Triebener

Nick Leibl interviews virtuoso tubist Heiko Triebener Triebener who has held many military band positions & orchestral positions including the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony, the Munich Air Force Band, the Bonn Beethoven Orchestra, and currently, the Bamberg Symphony. He has taught at Music University Würzburg since 2012. He also a co-founder of the infamours Melton Tuba Quartett. [...READ MORE]

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Historical Instruments:

Craig Kridel (University of South Carolina) brings us his essay The Dawn of Exploration for the English Bass Horn?. [...READ MORE]

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Expert's Excerpts: Stars and Stripes

Former Coast Guard band member Joanna Hersey authors this issue's installment of "Experts Excerpts" in discussing Sousa's Stars and Stripes [...READ MORE]

Come Sweet Death R. Winston Morris 1973 Symposium

Come, Sweet Death! Music Download

This transcription by Eddie Sauter was done at the request of Mr. Harvey Phillips to conclude the First International Tuba Symposium Workshop on May 26, 1973 at Indiana University. Mr. Sauter gave the manuscript to R. Winston Morris and assigned the rights to T.U.B.A. (now, ITEA). Mr. Morris, T.U.B.A. Publications Coordinator at that time, included his manuscript copy of the Sauter manuscript on page 11 of the T.U.B.A. Newsletter, VOL I, No. 1, Fall 1973.

New Media Uploads

Steve Darling

Power Lessons Steve Darling

Check out this three-part series by Steve Darling, composer and tuba/euphonium player, discussing the pedagogical effectiveness of working with Gilles Senon's three volume Kaleidoscope series originally for basse saxhorn. Steve is an advocate of new music and has commissioned numerous works for euphonium with piano and a variety of chamber ensembles. He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2012, earned a Master of Music degree in Euphonium Performance/Brass Pedagogy from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and is currently pursuing a DMA at CCM under Tim Northcut. [..visit..]


Audio Library Fernando Deddos Eufonium Brasileiro

Brazil's Fernando Deddos new release "Eufonium Brasileiro" features an eclectic mix of music performed at an extraordinary level! Fernando Deddos is currently the euphonium/tuba professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte State (Brazil). He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Conducting and Composition from Paraná State School of Music and Fine Arts, a Master of Music degree in Performance from Duquesne University (US,Lance LaDuke), and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia (US/David Zerkel). Deddos is the artistic director of the Southern Brazilian Tuba/Euphonium Conference. [..visit..]


Audio Library Nick Etheridge

NICK ETHERIDGE's new release DIVERSITY (featuring VIRTUOSI GUS BRASS BAND & BASSCRAFT) has recently been released on the Discovery Label. This new disc features three newly-composed concertos, both traditional (with the fantastic Virtuosi GUS Brass Band) and a totally crazy new one with Nick's group BASSCRAFT. [..visit..]


Anthony Caillet & Francois Thuillier

Newly-released material by two of France's premier tuba/euphonium artists are now avaible on ITEAonline.org. Duo Fact (Euphonium Anthony Caillet & Tuba Francois Thuillier) newest release is entitled La Tour d'Ivoire. [..visit..]

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