By the time this issue of the Journal is in print, the 2002 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Greensboro will be history. Time keeps moving ahead and so is our association; it is a time of change! This issue of the Journal marks the last for Editor Jerry Young. He has senred as Editor twice, from 1985 to 1989 and again from 1998 to 2002. During his two watches as Journal Editor, Jerry has been instrumental in developing it into a first-rate publication. On behalf of the association, I wmild like to extend to Jerry our warrnest appreciation and thanks.
It is a pleasure to introduce the new Journal Editor, Jason Smith. Jason is Assistant Professor of Music at Ohio University in Athens. Jason is completing a doctorate from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and is a very fine tubist and educator. Another area within the associcltion that has been a major focus for expansion is the website. David Werelen has accepted the position of Website Coordinator anel you will notice a number of immediate changes. Dave anel the new website team will be working to make the site a current anel vital location for tubaeuphonium information and communication. Lastly, after seven years of service, Publications Coordinator Ed Goldstein has decided to step asiele. Filling this voiel is J im Shearer, Professor of Music at New Mexico State University. Jim has extensive experience in this area, having been raiseel in a publishing family. He also serveel as Advertising Coorelinator for the association from 1993 to 2001. I am very much looking forward to working with all three of these great people in the continuing evolution anel growth of ITEA.
I believe that 2003 will be a very exciting year for the International Tuba-Euphonium Association. We will literally be “returning to our roots” with fifteen Regional Conferences that are scheeluled to take place eluring the year throughout the world. Regional Chapter Coordinator, Bob Spevacek, has been busy working with regional conference organizers in an effort to provide afforelable meetings in easily accessible locations. A complete listing of the Regional Conferences will be publisheel in the Fall Journal and can also be found at the ITEA website. If you are interesteel in hosting a Regional Conference or woulel like further information, please contact Bob (email@example.com).
Over the nearly thirty year history of the association, the primary goal has been to advance our instruments by providing he!p and information to aU members. If you have ideas, comments, or concerns, please let me know.
~Skip Gray, President