Congratulations to Jeffery Jarvis who has been appointed Chair of the Music Department at the University of Central Arkansas after 18 years as Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at East Carolina. He began his new duties July 1, 2005.

Congratulations to Angelo Manzo as he was recently appointed to the position of Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Missouri-Columbia. At MU, Angelo teaches applied tuba and euphonium, directs the MU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, and performs in the MU Faculty Brass Quintet. Angelo graduated with the DMA degree in Tuba Performance from The University of Texas-Austin in 2004. Previously he received a Master of Music degree from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound. Although appointed to this tenure track position in fall 2005, Angelo is in his fifth year as the Tuba/Euphonium Instructor at MU.

Kent Eshelman has joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan as instructor of tuba and euphonium and member of the faculty brass quintet. He has also recently become the tubist of the Avatar Brass Quintet. Mr. Eshelman holds an M.M. and B.M. in Tuba Performance, a B.F.A. in Jazz Studies, and is continuing work on a D.M.A. in Tuba Performance. The winner of several national and international solo competitions, he can be heard on his 2004 CD release, Life Is Good (PKO Records).

inline_670_ Scott Mendoker was recently appointed tubist of the Philadelphia Brass Quintet. The group is a major player in the brass world thanks to their three critically acclaimed CDs Renaissance & Baroque, Christmas, and Brass and Organ as well as their extensive educational outreach and academic residencies including the Julliard School of Music. Scott has earned a reputation as both a superb musician and a distinguished teacher. His experience includes performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and the Broadway hit Ragtime . Scott has both performed and recorded with the Chicago Symphony and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He is currently on the Performance Faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he teaches Tuba, Euphonium, and directs the Chamber Music Program.