Justin Benavidez is the new Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the Eastman School of Music. He will begin serving in this role in Fall 2023, and his duties will include teaching tuba and euphonium applied lessons. Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “a true virtuoso of his instrument,” Justin has performed across North America, Europe, and Japan. His two solo albums have won a combined four Global Music Awards. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Charleston, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Rochester, Santa Fe, Sarasota, Tallahassee, and Utah. In the summer, Justin teaches at the Round Top Music Festival in Round Top, TX. He is a Meinl Weston and Denis Wick performing artist.