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The Stage is Set!

ITEC 2016 is underway with competitions beginning Memorial Day weekend and the opening day Monday, May 30. Don't miss our organization's flagship event!

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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.

Journal Highlights: Volume 43 Number 2

Joe Dollard Rich Armandi

2015 Leonard Falcone Festival

As the 2016 Festival nears and competitors are getting ready , the current journal summarizes the winners, activities, adjudicators from this past summer's festival. Congratulations to all winners, with first place honors going to Alex Avila, Maxwell Briggs, Ada Brooks, and Ramon Garavito, Jr.

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Rich Armandi- Tuba and Bass Double Threat

Joe Dollard, Jazz Editor for the Journal speaks with Chicago tubist/bassist Rich Armandi, one of the most versatile and in-demand musicians and educators on the Chicago scene today and faculty member for the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1990.

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Robert Rusk (1948 – 2015)

Indiana born Robert Rusk studied music with William Bell at Indiana University, and later he played tuba in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 25 years and also with numerous other ensembles. He also taught tuba at the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University and designed instruments for many

musicians around the country.
Dan Schultz The Village Tinker Newburgh, Indiana

Nuts and Bolts: Adding Valves To Your Tuba?

The latest installment of the Journal's Nuts and Bolts column is authored by Dan Schulz, Dan Schultz, The Village Tinker, from Newburgh, Indiana. Schulz provides a detailed step by step method for dding a valve to a tuba. Check it out!

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Looking Back: Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto

From the Journal Archives, Philip Catelinet documents primary information regarding one of our most importants works for tuba, Concerto for Bass Tuba composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams. (first published in 1986, Volume 14:2 of the TUBA Journal).

Japan Euphonium Tuba Association


The Japan Euphonium Tuba Association celebrates its 30th Anniversary. ITEA member and euphonium great Jun Yamaoka provides us with a great summary of the organization, pivotal leaders and activities.

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.


A memorial fund has been established for Kelly Thomas in support of his family. You may contribute by contacting:

Citizens National Bank
PO Box 220
Athens, TN 37371-0220

All donations should be given to the Kelly Thomas Memorial Fund in any amount will be meaningful and appreciated, Money is no substitute for the loss of our friend and colleague, having said that, Kelly poured his heart into so many things that have made our Association what it is today. If you have the resources to help his family as a gesture of appreciation for all he has done for us, I hope you will join me in doing so.
~Jerry Young, Immediate Past-President, ITEA

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 ParanĂ¡ 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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