South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference - USA
May 9, 2024 -
May 12, 2024
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
Host: Chris Combest
<span>South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference - USA</span>


ITEA shall foster bonds among all tuba and euphonium players, create enthusiasm for the instruments and its performers, celebrate diversity, support professional development, promote the sharing of resources, and encourage teaching and learning about the instruments.


Coming soon



Interested in the 2024 Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (SERTEC) at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN May 9-12, 2024? Click the button below! If you would like to submit multiple proposals, please submit separate forms. This form closes November 1st, 2023. Performances are limited to 23 minutes MAX. All other formats are 50 minutes MAX unless preapproved. All information collected here will be strictly used for SERTEC purposes. Any questions should be directed to SERTEC 2024 host Dr. Chris Combest at

Deadline: November 1, 2023.


Competitions will occur on Thursday, May 9th, and Friday, May 10th, 2024. There are no pre-recorded preliminary rounds for any of the competitions, but you must pre-register for SERTEC by May 1st, 2024. Solo and Small Ensemble Winners must be available to perform on the winner’s recital during the conference. For the ensemble competition, all members must register as competitors.

Click on a competition below to register for the competition:


Performances by confirmed performers, ensembles and presenters will take place on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11 only.



Conference location: MTSU School of Music – 1439 Faulkinberry Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Campus Parking Passes will be available for purchase at the conference check-in for $5/vehicle.


Hyatt Place Murfreesboro 2108 Lothric Wy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (615) 995-7920 *Block of Rooms Reserved (Mention SERTEC) Wingate by Wyndham Murfreesboro 118 Westgate Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN, 37128 855-516-1090 Days Inn and Suites Murfreesboro 182 Chaffin Pl, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129 (615) 692-1488


SERTEC 2024 Artists

Confirmed Performers and Presenters William Beach, Nick Beltchev, Joshua Bishop, Douglas Black, Chris Bloom, Bruno Brandalise Leonardi, Isaac Brinberg, Aaron Campbell, Jim Cipriano, Steven Dixon, Jason Donnelly, Ryan Evans, Todd French, Adam Frey, Jorge Gauvin Caraballo, Nathan Gay, Jared Gilbert, David Gonzalez, Charles Goodman, James Green, Joanna Hersey, Matt Hightower, Andrew Hitz, Alexander Lapins, Ian Lester, PrestonLight, Angelo Manzo, RyanMatejek, Samuel McHenry, Ed Owen, Donald Palmire, Allen Parrish, Christopher Pearlberg, Richard Perry, Blake Ryall, Chris Schmidt, Amy Schumaker-Bliss, Chris Seay, Corey Sherman, MatthewShipes, Stephen Shoop, Brandon Smith, Ryan Sorenson, Remus Webb, Justin Weis, Jarrod Williams, Stephanie Ycaza ​Confirmed Performing Ensembles Boneyard Brass Band, Funk-in-1st Inversion, Hidden Perspectives, Jacksonville State University Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, Low Blows, Low Tide-The University of Alabama Tuba-Euphonium Octet, Miami-Low Frequency Ensemble, Palmetto Tuben – Tuba Quartet Works by Diverse Composers, The KSU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, The Renegade Eight-Florida State University, The Sequence Quartet, The Troubled Euphs Chamber Recital, University of Kentucky Graduate Quartet, University of Kentucky Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, University of North Florida Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, VSU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, Western Kentucky University Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, Winnfield Quartet, YPAS Youth Performing Arts School Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble Confirmed Presentations
  • 9 Strategies for Building Momentum in the Practice Room
  • Arranging for Tuba and Bass trombone in diverse styles – Entrepreneurship through Low Brass Arranging
  • Be a Better Teacher: Apply Learning Theories to Enhance Brass Performance and Pedagogy
  • Freelance 101: How to make a living in music outside of academia and full-time ensembles
  • From Bel Canto to Bel Suono: Improving Legato Technique on Tuba and Euphonium
  • ”She Begged Me to Let Her Take Up the Bass:” Jazz, Tubas, and the 1930s
  • So you got the gig, now what?
  • Teaching the Trombone: A Guide for Tuba Professionals
  • The Freelance Teaching Career
  • The Most Perfect Instrument Manufactured: An Examination of Double-Bell Euphonium Marketing
  • To The Box- The Incorporation of Paramount Low Brass Pedagogies in Drum Corps and the Marching Arts
  • Un-muddying the Water: Composing Effectively for Tuba/Euphonium Chamber Ensembles
  • Wind Bass: A Guide to Playing Bass Lines on the Tuba
  • You don’t know what you don’t know!


COMING SOON! Please email conference host Chris Combest at to secure exhibitor space and to inquire about advertising in the SERTEC program (available shortly).


Registration fees

  • Regular – $60
  • Invited Presenter/Performer – $50
  • Student – $35 (rate if not competing in a competition)
  • Competitor – $35 (if competing in more than one competition, you must pay an additional $35 per competition)

Check back soon to register for SERTEC 2024!


Click on a competition below to read details and submit your entry. If the competition has a preliminary, recorded round, you will be notified if you have progressed to the second, live round. You might then be eligible for a reduced conference registration fee.

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