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.
ITEC 2014 Announced
ITEC 2014 will be hosted by Dan Perantoni and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music May 17-24, 2014.
2013 Elections Results
Marty Erickson is the newly-elected Vice President/President-Elect. Congratulations to Marty as well thanks to all ITEA members who voted.
Pedagogy: College Tuba/Euphonium Ensembles
Kevin Sanders interviews Winston Morris, Scott Watson, and Kevin Wass on the topic of tuba-euphonium ensemble and its pedagogic value in college teaching.
Sonidos del Sur: Panatubas 2012
Patricio Cosentino (tuba) and Adam Frey (euphonium) headlined the Panatubas 2012 festival that took place in September 2012 in Panama, South America. The event was spearheaded by Jose Berdiales of the Panama National Symphony Orchestra
and students of the National Institute of Music in Panama.
Rolf Wilhelm (1927-2013)
Composer Rolf Wilhelm, 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awardee by the International Tuba Euphonium Association, composed some 65 film scores, 27 operas and 350 television productions and music go to more than 250 radio plays (a majority for Bavarian Radio).
Norm Pearson, Principal Tubist L.A. Philharmonic
From the Back Row: P. Blake Cooper interviews Los Angeles tubist Norm Pearson.
Fall Journal Cover Story: Gunnedah Shire Band
Kristy Rowe talks of family, friendship, and music with the Gunnedah Shire Band in Australia.
The Triangle Tuba-Euphonium Quartet
Fall issue's installment of the Recreational Musician's column features the Triangle Tuba Quartet
Podcast Interview with Øystein Baadsvik
Sam Quinones interviews Øystein before a masterclass at USC. Podcast of the interview is available at the author/journalist Sam Quinones's website:
ITEA Members listen to new audio from Eduardo Nogueroles' CD Escenas Latinas in the Audio Library.Members Click!
1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition
The 1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition, created by The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts,
will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 as part of The 37th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.
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Just out and now available, Harvey Phillips' autobiography Mr. Tuba is now available through
Indiana University Press (Foreword by David Baker).
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ITEA JOURNAL (Volume 40 Number 3 Spring 2013)
Celebrating the Career of Jan Duga
Following 30 years of service in the U. S. Air Force Band, Jan Duga retired in March 2013 and was honored December 12, 2012 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling for her countless career achievements. Having performed all over the world
as both a soloist and ensemble member, she has recently been awarded a lifetime achievement award from IWBC. Congrats Jan!
The Foden's Band Euphonium, Baritone, and Tuba Sections
The Foden's Brass Band from Sandbach in Cheshire, UK have been one of the very best brass bands in the world for over 100 years. Originally the Foden Motor
Works Band, after its original sponsor, the band has had a terrific and storied history, leading to the distinction of Double Champions in 2012 for winning
both the National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall in London and the British Open in Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Juan López Romera & Patricio Cosentino talk serpents!
In this installment of Sonidos del Sur, Patricio Cosentino talks with Juan Lopez Romera on serpent building and performance. Romera as a tubist started studies at the Conservatory of Music of Alicante under the guidance of Juan Palacios. He
continued his improvement with Mel Culberston in Perpignan, and then with Heiko Triebener in Bamberg. He won the tuba position of the Rome Opera House,
where he served for four years.
Paul Droste The Compete Recordings
The Complete Recordings of Paul Droste is a 2-disc CD collection that EVERY euphonium player should have on their shelf. Paul Droste was one of the first euphonium players EVER to be recorded, and produced two excellent LP recordings in the late 1970's and early 1980's. There was no artificial acoustics, no digital editing - these were recorded the old fashioned way... playing it correctly in one take. Potenza Music has taken a step into the future here by preserving the past.
The ITEA Chapter at the University of Texas-Pan American was founded in 2010 with the assistance of Abel Ocanas and Dr. Scott Roeder and is an officially recognized student organization at UTPA. Membership in the chapter ranges from 12-15 students and members are involved with the UTPA Tuba and Euphonium Studio under the direction of Dr. Roeder. In collaboration with the UTPA Department of Music, RGV TubaChristmas, and local school districts, multiple guest artist residencies have been hosted at UTPA. These artists include Patrick Sheridan, Roland Szentpali, Fritz Kaenzig, Jerry Young, Jason Ham, Lauren Veronie, Matt Tropman, and others. [..visit..]