UTPA Tuba/Euphonium ensemble
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. In addition, the chapter helped organize a major tribute to euphonium soloist and UTPA alumnus Luis Maldonado that recognized his vast career and contributions to the euphonium and tuba world.
UTPA Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble performance at the 2013 Texas Music Educators Association State Convention
Through large scale fundraising efforts, the UTPA Tuba Euphonium Ensemble was able to travel to Linz, Austria to perform at the 2012 International Tuba Euphonium Conference and the Brass Festival Linz. In addition, the ensemble will perform at both the ITEA South Central and Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences in 2013 and recently performed at the 2013 Texas Music Educators Association State Convention. The ensemble performs in public schools throughout south Texas and assists with the organization of the annual RGV (Rio Grande Valley) TubaChristmas, an event that brings 350-400 tuba and euphonium players together. More information about the chapter and the studio can be found on their Facebook page or by visiting the UTPA Department of Music webpage at www.utpa.edu.
President: Osvaldo Lopez
Vice President: Victor Rodriguez
Secretary: Loida Guerrero
Treasurer: Amy Guzman
Seargant at Arms: Alexis Alba
RGV Tuba Euphonium Quartet after competing at ITEC in Linz (students from UTPA)
UTPA tuba/euphonium studio after Roland Szentpali recital
Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble flashing the “Bronc” sign after performing at UTPA Christmas tree lighting
Pat Sheridan performing at RGV TubaChristmas in front of TubaChristmas ensemble at UTPA Fieldhouse
UTPA Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble during Ursulinenkirche performance for Brass Festival Linz in Austria