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ITEA Journal Volume 44 Number 3 (2017)
Spring Journal has arrived, featuring a cover article on Japan's Kana Kotera in addition to other great articles.
ITEA Journal Volume 44 Number 2 (2017)
Robin Holloway's Europa and the Bull (featuring. Jeffrey Anderson, tuba)
Click the picture to listen to a streaming performance of Europa and the Bull performed by principal tubist Jeff Anderson the week of 3/19/2017. The recording will only be available for a short time! Don't miss this superb performance of a great new work for tuba and orchestra!
2017 TEACHING AWARD: Phil Sinder
New Power Lesson by SSG Philip Broome (West Point):
Hiram Diaz: Firefly, Moonlight, & Party Antics
R. Winston Morris and the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble's 50th Anniversary OCTUBAFEST:
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.
Spring ITEA Journal Highlights:
Members Ad Lib: To Jazz or Not to Jazz?
Read David Bandman's latest contribution to the ITEA Journal. Bandman's insight into Jazz and his promotion of the euphonium in this area continues to gain international recognition over and over.[...READ MORE]
Tubas on the Rise
UNI's Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium Dr. Jesse Orth presents his first of two installments on the tuba in banda music. Entitled The Tuba As A Signifier Of 21st Century Mexican-American Music Culture, check it out in the Spring Journal.[...READ MORE]
A Chat About the Ins and Outs of the Gig
Journal editor Ben Pierce holds a panel discussion with four accomplished tuba/euphonium studio teachers: Rex Martin, Philip Sinder, Kevin Stees, and David Zerkel. [...READ MORE]
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.
Recent Highlights: Volume 44 Number 2
Nuts and Bolts: Building 4/4 CC Horns from Vintage Instruments
Master brass maker Sam Gnagey discusses his approach to modifying and building great instruments from vintage instruments. [...READ MORE]
From the Back Row: Chris Olka
Chris Olka, newly appointed principal tubist of the Cincinnati is interviewed by James Land [...READ MORE]
Of Sousa and Circuses: An Interview with Johnny Evans by Harvey Phillips serves as this installment from our historical committee. [...READ MORE]
Off the Beaten Path:
Aaron Hynds interviews tubist Marc Unternaehrer [...READ MORE]
Orchestral Players Project: AUBREY FOARD
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.
ITEA Standard Literature List
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!
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
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..]
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..]
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..]
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..]