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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.

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ITEA Journal Volume 44 Number 2 (2017)

The new journal is arriving this week in your mailbox's after a bit of a delay with USPS! It's a great issue! Click to read online.

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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!

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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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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.

Spring ITEA Journal Highlights:

David Bandman Euphonium Jazz

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]

David Bandman Euphonium Jazz

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]

David Bandman Euphonium Jazz

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.
~ Marty Erickson, ITEA President

Recent Highlights: Volume 44 Number 2

Sam Gnagey Master of Tuba Making

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]

Chris Olka

From the Back Row: Chris Olka

Chris Olka, newly appointed principal tubist of the Cincinnati is interviewed by James Land [...READ MORE]

Harvey Phillips Johnny Evans

Looking Back:

Of Sousa and Circuses: An Interview with Johnny Evans by Harvey Phillips serves as this installment from our historical committee. [...READ MORE]

Marc Unternaehrer

Off the Beaten Path:

Aaron Hynds interviews tubist Marc Unternaehrer [...READ MORE]

Orchestral Players Project: AUBREY FOARD

Aubrey Foard Tuba

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

Mark Cox 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!

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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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