Tim Northcut, ITEA Conferences Coordinator
Regional outreach 2005: An Invitation
Greetings! Go and get your date book because preparations are in full swing for the 2005 Regional Conferences. Below, you will read that regional conference hosts are diligently working hard preparing each event. Now, all we need is YOU!
Looking back and taking a snapshot of our organization’s history, a question to the membership proposed by Skip Gray, current Past President and ITEA Executive Committee member sticks out in my mind, “Do you have a friend who should be a member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association?” If you do have a friend or should I say “friends,” bring them to a regional conference and show them the many reasons why every tubist and euphoniumist should be a member. While there, don’t forget to attend the Town Hall Meeting hosted by ITEA. Regional conferences are a great opportunity for all to be involved and your involvement is vital to the health of our organization. Please help our host and spread the word! Please make copies of this issue’s conference corner for your friends or urge to them to visit the conferences information posted at www.iteaonline.org. Best wishes for a great fall. Don’t forget to get your date book and log in YOUR conference. More to follow… Timothy Northcut
ITEA Conferences Coordinator
TEXAS REGIONAL TUBA-EUPHONIUM CONFERENCE
This conference is the closest regional conference for ITEA members in Texas as well as much of New Mexico and Oklahoma and will be held on January 21-22, 2005 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Our conference will focus on the outstanding talent of the region, including college and university students and faculty members, orchestral musicians, military band musicians, and emerging professional artists. Featured events will include recitals, masterclasses, clinics, career seminars, and student solo and ensemble performances. Saturday, January 22 will have special events for high school students, including ensembles, coaching sessions for All-State placement auditions and UIL solo and ensemble music, and college admissions seminars.
For more information, contact Kevin Wass at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the conference website at http://webpages.acs.ttu.edu/kwass/conference.html.
2005 GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL TUBA EUPHONIUM CONFERENCE
The Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference will be held April 28-30, 2005 at the Snow Fine Arts Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Co-hosts for the conference are Dr. Louis Young (tuba) and Dr. Denis Winter (euphonium). UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas on Interstate 40 just thirty miles northwest of Little Rock. UCA’s beautiful campus has several dining locations on and near campus for easy and quick access. Hotel accommodations are plentiful, reasonably priced, and near campus.
We seek participation from various areas in the following states: Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Conference activities will include competitions, exhibits, faculty clinics, performances by regional faculty and student ensembles, and various social activities. The focus of the conference will be on student involvement so plan now to bring your student tuba-euphonium ensembles to perform.
Our featured guest at the conference will be internationally known performing artist, Steven Mead. Plans are also underway to feature Symphonia, America’s premiere professional tuba-euphonium ensemble. Additional information concerning the conference will be posted at www.gprtec.com in the next several weeks. Conference hosts can be contacted at Dr. Louis Young email@example.com and Dr. Denis Winter
ITEA SOUTHWEST TUBA-EUPHONIUM FESTIVAL
It is an honor to announce ITEA’s SouthWest Tuba-Euphonium Festival that will be held in Las Vegas this summer, June 10-12, 2005 at UNLV. I would like to personally invite you, your students, friends, and colleagues who play the tuba or euphonium to participate in this event. This is an opportunity for professionals, amateurs, and students to come together in one place.
You are invited to bring your instrument and perform with the Festival Tuba-Euphonium ensemble on Sunday, June 12, sharing a concert with the Las Vegas Brass Band. Everyone is invited to participate and perform! It is three days of friendship, playing tuba and euphonium, and enjoying the sights and sounds of Las Vegas!
Our guests include Jeff Anderson from the San Fransisco Symphony, Tom Holtz and Mark Jenkins of the United States Marine Band, Matt Tropman from the Brass Band of Battle Creek along with many other great musicians and clinicians. On Saturday, June 11 we will celebrate the birthday of Arnold Jacobs with a jazz birthday bash featuring Enrique Feldman, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky, Bobby Scann (LV), and Tom Holtz. Please join us in Las Vegas June 10-12, 2005 for a Tuba-Euphonium Celebration! Visit www.SWTEF.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Deanna Swoboda and the UNLV Tuba Studio
ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATES ITEA REGIONAL CONFERENCE
The Rocky Mountain States International Tuba-Euphonium Association Regional Conference will take place on April 8-9, 2005 on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley, Colorado. Performances, masterclasses, and workshops will be presented by: Adam Frey, solo euphoniumist; Floyd Cooley, former principal tuba, San Francisco Symphony; Warren Deck, former principal tuba, New York Philharmonic; Nat Wickham, Professor of Euphonium, University of Northern Colorado; Steve Call, Professor of Tuba, Brigham Young University; Buddy Baker, Professor Emeritus of Euphonium, University of Northern Colorado; Gary Poffenbarger, principal tuba, Air Force Academy Band; Tom Ball, jazz euphonium with the Tom Ball Quartet; Carson McTeer, principal tuba, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Tuba & Euphonium, University of Colorado; Jeremy VanHoy, 1996 Falcone Euphonium Competition Winner and Denver Brass; Karl Bradley, principal euphonium, Air Force Academy Band; Steve Maxwell, Professor of Tuba & Euphonium, Kansa State University; Connie Schulz, euphonium with Brassworks 4; Jason Byrnes, Professor of Tuba, Universtiy of Northern Colorado; Rocky Mountain Brass Quintet; Kansas State University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble; Brigham Young University Faculty Brass Quintet; University of Northern Colorado Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble; and the Rough Riders Dixieland Band. The conference will also feature an All-Star Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble for students 18 years of age and younger, and “Tubas in the Moonlight,” featuring euphonium and tuba jazz and Dixieland jazz. For more information, please contact Professor Jason Byrnes at email@example.com or check for updates on the RMS-ITEA link on www.arts.unco.edu/music/brassperc.html
NORTHEASTERN REGIONAL TUBA AND EUPHONIUM CONFERENCE
From March 18-19, 2005, The United States Military Academy Band will host the 2005 Northeastern Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference at Eisenhower Hall, West Point, New York. Without question, the unparalleled beauty of the Hudson River will provide a magnificent backdrop for this conference as the Academy Band will welcome guest artists Ken Kroesche, Ben Pierce, Mark Jenkins, and Dan Vinson on euphonium as well as Jim Gourlay, David Zerkel, Charles Guy, and Tom Bratten on tuba. An All-Star Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble as well as two young artist recitals will feature the up-an-coming talent from colleges and universities across the Northeastern United States, and guest ensembles will include the Duquesne University and Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles, The West Point Tuba Quartet, The Coast Guard Tuba Quartet, Euph4ria, and the Imperial Brass Band. The United States Military Academy Concert Band will close the conference in a Gala Concert on Saturday night, March 19 at 8pm in the Eisenhower Hall Theater. Make plans NOW to be at this exciting conference in mid-March, 2005! For more information, contact the Conference Coordinator, Jason Ham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUBONIUM3 & ITEA UPPER MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE
The ITEA Upper Midwest Regional Conference will be held in conjunction with Tubonium3 and will be held at Gustavus Adolphus College on April 22-23, 2005. Gustavus Adolphus College is located in St. Peter, Minnesota, 65 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Ticket information, a schedule of events, directions, and more will soon be available at the Tubonium3 web site (see below).
We are currently in the final stages of contracting Steven Mead as our featured soloist and clinician. Tubonium3 will also feature regional euphonium and tuba soloists as well as collegiate tuba-euphonium ensembles to perform at the event. If you are interested in being a part of Tubonium3, please contact Paul Budde (see below) as soon as possible. Other plans in the works include an Upper Midwest High School All-Star Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble performance, solo recitals, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble concerts, music vendors, clinics for Band Directors and Low Brass players, and more. We’ll have something for everyone!
Tubonium grew out of a desire to do something special for Euphonium and Tuba players in and around the Twin Cities of Minnesota and now will expand to reach out to an even broader base as an ITEA Regional Workshop. We welcome guests from all walks of life: from school-age musicians to professionals to young to not so young to those who have a casual interest in music to those for whom music is an obsession. I hope that through Tubonium3, we can continue to educate, inform, and thrill audiences of all ages and backgrounds. I hope to see you at our event!
Paul Budde (email@example.com)
Tubonium3 Chairperson (www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/music/)
2005 SOUTHEASTERN TUBA EUPHONIUM CONFERENCE (SERTEC)
SERTEC 2005 will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Georgia beginning on the afternoon of Thursday, March 24, and concluding by 6:00PM on Saturday, March 26. The conference will be held all under one roof in UGA’s spectacular Performing Arts Center and will feature some of the region’s finest tuba and euphonium artists and exhibits from four major instrument dealers from across the US.
The roster of performing artists who have confirmed at this date includes euphonium artists Adam Frey, Jason Ham, Demondrae Thurman, Lloyd Bone, Martin Cochran and John Mueller. Confirmed tuba artists include James Jenkins, Kevin Stees, David Zerkel, Dennis AsKew, Joey Celmer, Mike Dunn, Andy Miller, Michael Moore, and Andy Rummel. Accompanying some of our soloists on Thursday evening’s concert will be the UGA Wind Ensemble.
In addition to concert events, there will be several clinics to include a presentation by the Atlanta Symphony Low Brass Section, an advanced peek at the new Tuba and Euphonium Source Books, a multi-media presentation on the teaching of Arnold Jacobs, and roundtable discussions on Careers in the Military and Careers in College Teaching.
This year’s conference will offer opportunities for the best and brightest students from our region to perform as recitalists on the conference schedule. Eight student soloists and two student quartets will perform on three featured student recitals. These artists will be chosen on the basis of a taped audition, to be judged by artists outside of our region. The goal is to make tape submission as easy as possible and to encourage as many young artists to participate as possible! For competition details, please visit the conference website listed above. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear from the future stars in our field!
SERTEC 2005 will be perhaps the best time ever for players from our region to explore the widest array of instruments that are presently available! Confirmed instrument dealers will include Baltimore Brass, Custom Music, the Tuba Exchange, and Brasswind. Additionally, there will be several exhibitors selling music and CDs to TUBA Press and Windsong Press. This is only a preliminary listing of confirmed vendors—others may join in what promises to be an exciting opportunity!
Athens is one of the coolest and most exciting college towns in the United States. With its excellent live music scene, vibrant nightlife and fantastic variety of restaurants and shops, a good time is sure to be had by all! The conference hotel, the Holiday Inn, was selected based on its proximity to the downtown area, making all that the area has to offer an easy walk.
In order to meet our financial obligations, all conference participants will be required to pay the registration fee. Advance registration forms are available on the conference website. We hope to see the entire “south of the Mason-Dixon Line” in Athens for what promises to be an excellent conference. For those of you outside of the region, a road-trip to Athens is one that will not soon be forgotten! For further details please visit the conference website at www.arches.uga.edu/~dzerkel/sertec or e-mail David Zerkel at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in March!
MIDWEST REGIONAL TUBA-EUPHONIUM CONFERENCE
I was honored by ITEA to be selected to host the Midwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at Illinois State University, February 17-19, 2005. There were primarily five basic elements that my students and I wished to involve in our conference in order to make it a success: 1) big-name artists 2) emphasis on chamber music, 3) opportunities for students to perform, 4) a tribute to long-time Illinois State Tuba Professor Ed Livingston and his students, and 5) competitions with prizes. I am very proud to announce that we have accomplished all of these objectives and have constructed a diverse symposium for learning, listening and performing.
We are very lucky to have many big-name folks as part of our conference simply because our region includes so many great tuba and euphonium artists. The biggest event however, will involve a solo recital and masterclass by Chicago Symphony’s Principal Tubist Gene Pokorny! We are also happy to have The Sotto Voce Quartet here to perform, teach, and adjudicate. Following the Friday night Pokorny/Sotto Voce Recital, the Jazz Incredibles (with Sousaphone Great Red Lehr) will perform for us at PUB II next to campus. Lastly, we are delighted that the Illinois Brass Band and the Illinois State University Wind Symphony have agreed to assist us in accompanying world-class soloists. Other artists who have been invited to perform at MWRTEC are included below.
Euphoniumists: *Sharon Huff-Millikin University; Tim Myers-Principal Trombone, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Ben Pierce-University of Arkansas; Patrick Schulz-Paradise Valley Community College; Demondrae Thurman-Alabama State University; and Matt Tropman-Eastern Michigan University
Tubists: *Andy Carlson-U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C.; Tom Bou-Southern Illinois University; *Marty Erickson-Lawrence University; Jeff Funderburk-Northern Iowa University; Mike Forbes-Illinois State University; Fritz Kaenzig-University of Michigan; *Rex Martin-Northwestern University; Nat “The Warrior” McIntosh-L.A. Freelance Artist & Sousaphonist; John Manning-University of Iowa; Dan Parentoni-Indiana University; *Ed Risinger-Illinois Wesleyan University; Phil Sinder-Michigan State University; and *David Zerkel-University of Georgia
*Denotes students of Ed Livingston, former tuba/euphonium professor at Illinois State.
In order to incorporate student performances into this event, many of the above listed universities as well as the University of Illinois and the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison and Eau Claire will showcase their tuba/euphonium ensembles in prelude concerts. Also the winners of the following competitions have been invited to perform:
Markneukirchen/ITEC/Falcone Tuba Solo Winner (Carol Jantsch)
Lieksa Euphonium Solo Competitors (Ben Pierce & Mark Carlson)
Midwestern Falcone Finalists (Mike Veale & Ben Miles)
I believe MWRTEC will be the only regional conference to have competitions and prize money! Due to this fact, I would like to open these competitions up to non-professional tuba and euphonium players of all ages and from any nationality. There will be a tuba/euphonium quartet competition judged by the Sotto Voce Quartet, an interactive Mock Orchestral Tuba Audition Competition (realistically judged by principal orchestral players who DO NOT play the tuba) and an interactive Mock Military Band Euphonium Audition Competition (judged by current and former D.C. Military Bandsmen). Details about the competition, including repertoire, prizes, and application fees are listed below.
In order to make this regional conference possible, all participants must pay the registration fee (including my students and myself!). As more information becomes available (suggested hotels, restaurants, etc.) it will be posted via a link on the Illinois State School of Music webpage: http://www.arts.ilstu.edu/music/. I look forward to seeing you all at MWRTEC!!
MWRTEC Conference Host
MWRTEC COMPETITION INFORMATION
All rounds will take place live at MWRTEC. Applicants must have an active membership of ITEA at the time of the competition (Feb. 17-19, 2005). Competitors must submit a registration fee along with a competition fee ($25 per mock audition participant or $40 per quartet) no later than December 30th, 2004 to the address below. Make your check or money order payable to “ISU School of Music” and send it to:
ISU School of Music
MWRTEC Competition Registration
Campus Box 5660
Normal, IL 61790
Upon receipt of the registration and application fees, the selected excerpts will be mailed out to each mock audition candidate. If you are participating in the Mock Audition Competition, make sure to include your mailing address along with your check or money order.
Tuba/Euphonium Quartet Competition: Grand Prize: $1000*, Runner-Up: $500*
Winning quartet will also receive a $400 scholarship to the 2005 Sotto Voce Chamber Music Symposium: July 19-24, 2005. Note: Tuba/Euphonium Quartets may comprise of any combination of tubas and euphoniums.
1) Cosmic Voyage by Mike Forbes (Editions-BIM)
2) Benediction by John Stevens (Tuba-Euphonium Press)
1) English Madrigal Suite arranged by Mike Forbes. Select 2 contrasting madrigals; do not take repeats in 5th Madrigal (if chosen). (Tuba-Euphonium Press)
2) The Village Choir by Alexander Borodin, arranged by Paul Walton (Breakthrough Music), available from http://www.tubaquartet.com
3) A new work by Patrick Schulz commissioned by MWRTEC. Available 11/04 at Sotto Voce Series
1) Sotto Voce Quartet (Sotto Voce Series): http://www.tubaquartet.com
2) Editions-BIM: http://www.editions-bim.ch/
3) Tuba and Euphonium Press: http://www.tubaeuphoniumpress.com/
Mock Military Band Euphonium Audition Competition: Grand Prize: $500*
Winner will also receive a $200 scholarship to the International Euphonium Institute, June 12-18, 2005 (compliments of Adam Frey). THE SPECIFIC EXCERPTS (from the following list) WILL BE SENT TO APPLICANTS upon receipt of registration and application moneys.
1) Sousa:The Stars and Stripes Forever
2) Holst: “March” from the Suite in F for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 2
3) Holst: “Chaconne” from Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1
4) Nixon: Fiesta del Pacifico
5) Makris/Bader: Aegean Festival Overture
6) Respighi/Duker: “The Pines Near a Catacomb” from The Pines of Rome
7) Grainger/Rogers: Molly on the Shore
8) Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale
8) Holst/Smith: “Jupiter” from The Planets, Op. 32
9) Sight Reading
Mock Orchestral Tuba Audition Competition: Grand Prize: $500*
Winner and runner-up will perform selected excerpts for Gene Pokorny as part of his Saturday morning masterclass.
THE SPECIFIC EXCERPTS (from the following list) WILL BE SENT TO APPLICANTS upon receipt of registration and application moneys.
1) Mahler: Symphony No. 1, 3rd Movement
2) Berlioz: “Hungarian March” from Damnation of Faust
3) Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
4) Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)
5) Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
6) Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
7) Wagner: Faust Overture
8) Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurenburg Overture
9) Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walkure
* All prize moneys are approximations at this time. The cash prizes are dependent upon funding. Stay tuned to find out more on the MWRTEC website.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE in conjunction with THE 19TH ANNUAL HARVEY PHILLIPS NORTHWEST BIG BRASS BASH
The 19th Annual Harvey Phillips Northwest Big Brass Bash will be held July 8-10, 2005 in Eugene, Oregon. The conference host will be Michael Grose, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Oregon. The Harvey Phillips Northwest Big Brass Bash is an organization dedicated to bringing the tuba and euphonium community together in a three day festival where the participant can meet and share with some of the finest artists on those instruments and experience what it is like to perform with them. The environment is that of sharing, and is for tuba and euphonium players of all ages and levels of experience. The event consists of rehearsals, clinics, recitals, and free time where the participant can spend time with the guest artists.
Performances include the Keating Johnson Young Artist Recital, which gives the young performer a chance to share his or her accomplishments with the rest of the group and experience a performance with a top professional accompanist. The John Baker Founder’s Recital features the guest artist (s), established adult groups, and some of the top professional players from the Northwest. The final concert on Sunday afternoon is performed by all participants in a mass tuba ensemble playing classical, jazz, and pop arrangements in an outdoor public concert setting. Something new in 2004 for the Brass Bash was the Harvey Phillips NW Big Brass Bash Solo Tuba and Euphonium Competition. The competition will again take place in 2005. Recent guest artists have included, Gene Pokorny, Pat Sheridan, Deanna Swoboda, Don Harry, Adam Frey, and Gail Robertson.
For additional information about the HPNWBBb please contact Michael Grose at 541.346.5646, email@example.com, or go to www.hpnwbbb.org.
And don’t forget…
THE U. S. ARMY BAND TUBA-EUPHONIUM CONFERENCE
The U.S. Army Band is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Tuba-Euphonium Conference. The Conference features concerts, recitals, exhibits, master classes and lectures by leading low brass authorities from around the world. The Conference will be open on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 and close Saturday, January 29, 2005. Events on all four days are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required for the events. There is no registration fee and any tuba or euphonium player is invited to bring their horn for reading sessions. Military musicians are invited to perform with the Armed Forces Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.
The Conference will take place at Brucker Hall on historic Fort Myer, Virginia. Fort Myer is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and is accessible by Interstates 395 and 66 and by U.S. Route 50 For more information, contact Sergeant Major Ross Morgan (MorganR@fmmc.army.mil) 703-696-6039; http://www.army.mil/armyband/