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.
Dr. Gail Robertson Elected Vice-President/President-Elect
Greetings ITEA friends. As you know we have just completed another election cycle for our Association and it gives me great pleasure to announce that
our new Vice-President/President Elect is Dr. Gail Robertson, Assistant Professor of Tuba, Euphonium and Jazz at the University of Central Arkansas. Gail has
served ITEA for many years already, assisting with publications and much more. She has been a member of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and
Tuba Festival Board for a number of years as well and is known throughout the brass world for her wonderful arrangements for every conceivable brass ensemble.
She is no stranger to leadership, as she has served as President before--of the International Women's Brass Conference. I hope you will join me in
welcoming her as our Vice-President/President Elect and thank her for her willingness to serve.
I would also like to thank Dr. Joseph Skillen for his many contributions to ITEA. He has earned immense respect throughout our community and happily, will remain
on the Executive Board as our Secretary. As I mentioned in one of my letters in the ITEA Journal; his is the voice of reason I hear whenever there is a discussion of
importance related to our Association. We are SO fortunate to have the service of these wonderful musicians
and caring colleagues.
~ Marty Erickson, ITEA President
Latest Journal Highlights: Volume 44 Number 2
Master brass maker Sam Gnagey discusses his approach to modifying and building great instruments from vintage instruments.
Chris Olka, newly appointed principal tubist of the Cincinnati is interviewed by James Land
Of Sousa and Circuses: An Interview with Johnny Evans by Harvey Phillips serves as this installment from our historical committee.
Orchestral Players Project: AUBREY FOARD
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.
Click to access.
ITEA 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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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.