South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference - USA
May 9, 2024 -
May 11, 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.





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. For the ensemble competition, all members must register as competitors. The latest competition information, including eligibility, is available at

Click on a competition below to register for the competition:


The lastest SERTEC schedule is now available at All visitors are requested to obtain a permit from the Parking and Transportation Services office at 205 City View Drive or print a visitor pass at – visitor permits are $2 per day.



  • Conference location: MTSU School of Music – 1439 Faulkinberry Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • All visitors are requested to obtain a permit from the Parking and Transportation Services office at 205 City View Drive or print a visitor pass at – visitor permits are $2 per day.



SERTEC 2024 Artists

  • Confirmed Performing Artists 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 Artists and Presenters: 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
  • 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!


  • Buffet (Melton Meinl Weston, B&S)
  • BandWagon Repair
  • Buddy Rogers Music
  • Eastman
  • Giddings Mouthpieces
  • John Packer
  • U.S. Army Bands
  • Wessex


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)
  • Vendors Register directly with the conference host

Competition Registration closes MAY 1st, 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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