Dear ITEA Membership and Composer Friends:
On behalf of the Gem Series Committee, I would like to invite you to submit your original musical works for the quarterly ITEA Gem Series. The quarterly Gem is a way to feature new, small-scale works for the tuba and euphonium while promoting the creation of new music for our instruments. Through distribution of music to our members, we are also able to promote composers and help make them known.
Musical selections submitted for the Gem Series now go through a juried process. The selection committee is comprised of composers, teachers, and performers who play through and evaluate every piece sent to us. Over the past year, the current committee has pored over dozens of wonderful works for tuba and euphonium from composers all over the world. We choose the best to share with the ITEA membership via the Journal.
Traditionally, works featured in the Gem Series have been between one and five pages and feature either the euphonium and/or tuba in a lead role. We can also print an excerpt of a slightly longer piece, with the full piece available for download on the website. Because our membership includes everyone from young students to amateur hobbyists and professional players, the difficulty level of each Gem should vary. Above all, the quarterly Gem is meant to feature well constructed music.
If you are an active composer, send us a Gem! If you know an active composer whose music you enjoy, encourage them to write something for the Gem Series. This is YOUR organization and we can all benefit from your creative endeavors.
The ITEA Gem Series Committee:
Sean Greene, Chair
ITEA Gem Series No. 28: Reload by Eduardo Nogueroles
Eduardo Nogueroles was born in Valencia, Spain. His studies include higher education in tuba, composition, and orchestral conducting at the conservatories of Jávea, Valencia, Madrid, Perpignan (France), Arizona State University (USA), and the Royal School of Music (UK), with professors Miguel Moreno, Mel Culbertson, Sam Pilafian, Harvey Phillips, Pablo Sanchez Torrella, Tomás Gilabert, Andrés Zarzo and Ferrer Ferrán, among others.
As a player, Eduardo was part of the Student Orchestra of the Community of Madrid and of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, and as a regular member of numerous Spanish orchestras. He won awards at the Colonial Institute in Albany, New York, and at the Brass Competition of Xátiva, Valencia. Since 1996, he has played recitals and taught courses and master classes throughout Spain. In year 2000 recorded the CD Escenas Latinas. He has been a Conn-Selmer artist since 2003. He was Director of the International Tuba Festival in Vigo between 1997 and 2003.
As a conductor, Nogueroles has conducted the symphonic bands Lira de San Miguel de Oia, La Lira de Vilafamés, and Unió Musical d’Aldaia. As a composer, he has been commissioned by ensembles such as Sir Alligator’s Company, the Lira de San Miguel de Oia, the Unió Artística Musical d’Almàssera, the Banda Municipal de Vitoria, and soloists like Juanjo Munera, Lluis Andrés, Vicent Alberola, among others.