ITEC 2023

May 29-30 – ITEC Competitions

May 31-June 3 – Conference Festivities (performances, presentations, workshops, exhibits)

The ITEC 2023 conference planning committee is excited to feature a diverse list of artists, presenters and ensembles, while emphasizing new music for tuba and euphonium. Proposals with a focus on pedagogy, performances, workshops, or presentations that advance our instruments in the context of diversity, equity and inclusivity will be prioritized. 

The Arizona State University campus is a welcoming and supportive community focused on providing a safe, affirming and inclusive space for everyone. ASU promotes equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and qualified veteran status.

It is a beautiful campus in Tempe, Arizona. Conveniently located 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Light Rail transportation is easily accessible from the airport directly to the conference hotel. 

Coming soon: Information about competitions, proposal submission, registration, and more.

We look forward to seeing you in Tempe, AZ!
~Deanna Swoboda, ITEC 2023 Host



ITEA shall foster bonds among all tuba and euphonium players, create enthusiasm for the instruments and its performers, celebrate diversity, support professional development, promote the sharing of resources, and encourage teaching and learning about the instruments.




Competition Coordinator: Dr. Jamie Lipton 

ITEA Dan Perantoni Teaching Award 

  • WINNER – David Saltzman

ITEA Lifetime Achievement Award

ITEA’s longest standard such honor is its Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 1991 as a way to honor those individuals who have made exceptional achievements in and/or service to the euphonium and tuba profession and the advancement of our instruments in the music world. Every two years, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors select awardees from among
five categories: performance, pedagogy, industry, composition, and scholarship.

  • WINNER – Gary Bird
  • WINNER – Gerhard Meinl

2023 Harvey Phillips Award Finalists 
Raul Rodriguez, chair

The Harvey G. Phillips Awards were established by ITEA to foster, encourage, and recognize excellence in the field of composition. These awards recognize the very best composers who have produced work of the highest distinction and are indeed given to those whose work illustrates the highest level of artistry, regardless or popularity or
other factors.

Tuba and/or Euphonium featured in a Chamber – The finalists are:

  • Shunsuke Abe – Fantasia Two Tubas and Piano
  • WINNER – Jose Flores – Entering the Scene for Euphonium and Jazz Quartet
  • Evan Zegiel Event – Horizon for Horn, Tuba and Fixed Media

Euphonium in a Solo Role – the finalists are:

  • Hidenori Arai – Three Songs for Euphonium and Piano
  • Drew Bonner – A Moment of Truth Euphonium and Piano
  • WINNER – Aaron Perrine – Drifting Euphonium and Wind Orchestra

Tuba in a Solo Role – Finalists are:

  • Todd Goodman – Tuba Concerto No. 2-This Too Shall Pass Tuba and Wind Ensemble
  • WINNER – Matt Hightower – Iberian Vignettes Tuba and Piano
  • Marcos Ripoll – Concerto Tuba and Orchestra
  • Evan Zegiel – Heavy Metal Concerto Tuba and Fixed Media

ITEA Mary Ann Craig Focus on Women Award, Finalists

Open to all genders, the Mary Ann Craig FOCUS ON WOMEN Award was established in 2021 by ITEA to focus on achievements and creativity of women. A single overall winner will be chosen and presented biennially at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference. This is the first award, being presented at ITEC 2023.

The finalists are:

  • WINNER – Joanna Hersey – Nanon, composed for tuba, euphonium, and electronic track
  • Honorable mention – Tom McCaslin – CHASING LIGHT AND SOUND: The Tuba Music of Elizabeth Raum

ITEA Winston Morris Award for Tuba Ensemble Composition

The Morris Award was established in 2016 by R. Winston Morris in celebration of his 50th anniversary as professor of tuba at Tennessee Tech University to foster,
encourage, and recognize excellence in the field of composition. This award will
recognize the very best composers who have produced works of the highest distinction and is indeed given to those whose work illustrates the highest level of artistry, regardless of popularity or other factors.

The finalists are:

  • Jose Flores – The Face Stealer
  • Matt Hightower- Rapid Run
  • WINNER – Ian Lester – Liminal Spaces

ITEA Jim and Jamie Self Creative Award – Finalists

The Jim and Jamie Self Creative Award was established in 2014 and is meant to encourage and promote new thinking from current ITEA members that will have a profound effect on the future of our instruments.

  • WINNER – Jose Martinez – Duo2Arts

ITEA Roger Bobo Awards for Excellence in Recording Finalists

The Roger Bobo Awards were established by ITEA to foster, encourage, and recognize
excellence in the field of recording. This award recognizes artists who have produced recordings of the highest distinction, and are given to those whose work illustrates an exceptional level of artistry, regardless of popularity or other factors.


  • WINNER – Microtub – Sonic Drift
  • Sergio Carolino – Color Wheel Ensemble
  • Sergio Carolino – Pocket Change


  • WINNER – Hidenori Arai – Euphonium a la Carte
  • Martin Smith – The Lyric Euphonium


  • WINNER – Sergio Carolino – Portuguese and Australian Music for Tuba and Concert Band
  • Sergio Carolino – XL Duo Game Over

ITEA Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research – Finalists

The International Tuba Euphonium Association established the Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research to foster excellence and to encourage the highest level of research pertaining to the tuba, euphonium, and/or related instruments. Low-brass scholarship genres represent research on contemporary and historical topics related to acoustics, composition, theory, scoring, organology, and pedagogy and may include methodologies of oral history, biographical and ethnographic, historical, quantitative, statistical, and survey research.

The finalists are:

  • Tubas, Tubists, and Composers: a mixed-methodological approach to performer-and composer-instrument relationships
    By Jack Adler-McKean
  • The Serpent Source Book – The French Methods: A Historical Guide to Playing the
    Serpent By Beth Chouinard-Mitchell


    • WINNER – David Bandman for “Spanish Horses” 
    • WINNER – Evan J Zegiel


    • 1st Place = Toshiaki Yamaguchi
    • 2nd Place = Arisa Makita
    • 3rd Place = Natsuhiro Aoyama
    • 1st Place = Jorge Gauvin Caraballo
    • 2nd Place = Seth Carter
    • 3rd Place = Junming Wen
    • 1st Place = Shunki Iwamoto
    • 2nd Place = Ethan Mathews
    • 3rd Place = Natsumi Sasaki
    • 1st Place = Thomas Janssen
    • 2nd Place = Jason Donnelly
    • 1st Place = Justin Weis
    • 2nd Place = Parker Dye
    • 1st Place = Baylor University Refractive Quartet
    • 2nd Place = Euphonium Camerata (UNT)
    • 3rd Place = A2ba Quartet (University of Michigan)
    • 1st Place = Natalie Colegrove
    • 2nd Place = Thomas Janssen
    • 1st Place = Mike Anderson
    • 2nd Place = Hannah Eitzen
    • 1st Place = Chris Bloom
    • 2nd Place = Tyler Woodbury
    • 3rd Place = Connor Korioth
Live competitions
Online Competitions
Composition Competitions


ITEC relies on performances and presentations from participants to create a fantastic program. If you have a proposal, click below to read more, and submit your program or presentation.
Deadline: December 15, 2022.



The Arizona State University campus is a welcoming and supportive community focused on providing a safe, affirming, and inclusive space for everyone. It is a beautiful campus in Tempe, Arizona. Conveniently located 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Additionally, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is home to Allegiant Airlines and might be an option as well. Light Rail transportation is easily accessible from the airport directly to the Tempe Mission Palms conference hotel (one block from the light rail stop).


ITEC participants will have several housing options.
We recommend our designated conference hotel, Hyatt – Tempe Mission Palms where we have negotiated a conference discount. You can also choose On-Campus Housing.


This is our designated conference hotel.

Address60 E 5th St, Tempe, Arizona, United States, 85281
Phone: +1 480 894 1400
Room rates: Single or Double $149.00
Destination fee: $12.95

Destination fee is reduced from $19.95 and includes Airport Shuttle, Valet Parking, In-Room Coffee and Tea, WiFi, Workout Facility, rooftop pool, bar and cabana.

Reservations must be made by May 12, 2023 in order to guarantee the above rate. After this date, the above room rate is not guaranteed and is based on availability. A shuttle will be scheduled and offered twice daily to the ASU School of Music. A city trolly also stops in front of this hotel and drops in front of the music building. It is also walking distance to the music building.

Please consider staying at the conference hotel as this helps the ITEA to meet our contractual obligations to the hotel and keep our overall meeting expenses as low as possible — Awards Reception, Other Receptions, & After Hours Events will be held at this hotel.

The button below takes you directly to the discounted group reservation.

**If you receive a message that says the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel is full please contact Deanna Swoboda with the dates you want to arrive and depart. We can help!


Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
510 S Forest Avenue

  • Room rates: $139.00
  • Parking per day: $10.00
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Group Rate Offered 3 Days Pre/Post Conference. The rate is available for May 27-June 5. 

Reservations must be made by May 9,  2023 in order to guarantee the above rates. After this date, the above room rate is not guaranteed and is based on availability. CALL for reservations:  (480) 967-2300 and mention Group:  ITEC2023


Holiday Inn Express and Suites
3220 S 48th Street

  • Room rates: $119.00
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Group Rate Offered 3 Days Pre/Post Conference. The rate is available for May 27-June 5. 

Reservations must be made by May 9, 2023 in order to guarantee the above rates.  After this date, the above room rate is not guaranteed and is based on availability. CALL for reservations 480-784-2233 and mention ITEC2023.

There are many rentals in Tempe, AZ near the university. 


On campus housing is not available for ITEC. Please consider the other affordable housing options listed above. 

Arizona Sights to Visit

Arizona is the Grand Canyon State with many beautiful things to see and do. Below is a list of things you might consider doing as you plan your visit:

Local attractions:

Music Instrument Museum – The Musical Instrument Museum is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Opened in April 2010, it is the largest museum of its type in the world. The collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects includes examples from nearly 200 countries and territories, representing every inhabited continent.

Heard Museum – Advancing American Indian Art – Your visit to the Heard Museum includes 12 exhibition galleries, free guided tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, a renowned café, a contemporary art gallery and trading-post style shopping, plus much more.

Desert Botanical Garden – beautiful!

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball – The Arizona Diamondbacks are an American professional baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division. The franchise was established as an expansion team and began play in 1998. Accessable by lightrail from downtown Tempe. 

Day trips or longer to visit:

Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. 186 miles north of Tempe/Phoenix area. Approx 3.5 hours drive north.

Sedona, AZ – Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. It’s noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community. Uptown Sedona is dense with New Age shops, spas and art galleries. On the town’s outskirts, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park, which offers bird-watching, hiking and picnicking spots.

Jerome, AZ – Jerome is a town in central Arizona.The Mine Museum explores Jerome’s history as a booming copper-mining town. Jerome State Historic Park is home to Douglas Mansion, built in 1916 by a mining magnate. Nearby, Audrey Headframe Park has a glass viewing platform over a 1918 mine shaft. Art galleries and small wineries dot the downtown area. To the east, Tuzigoot National Monument preserves an ancient hilltop pueblo.


ITEC 2023 Artists

Trio 21meter60
Kyohei Ando
Alex Avila
Øystein Baadsvik
Jeff Baker
Shekinah Ball
Nick Beltchev
Robert Benton
Joseph Bickel
Brett Blackstone
Chris Bloom
TESJI Board Members
Ada Brooks
Philip Broome
Velvet Brown
Dan Burdick
Thomas Burge
Mark and Paul Carlson
Ryan Chen
David Childs
Wei-Chien (Sunny) Chou
Beth Chouinard Mitchell
Natália Coimbra
Brett Copeland
Austin Crumrine
Christina Cutts Doughtery
Fernando Deddos
Richard Demy
Hiram Diaz
Chris Dickey
Marc Dickman
Joe Dollard
Andrew Doub
Kenneth Drobnak
Jan Duga
Mike Dunn
Chasse Duplantis
David Earll
Kent Eshelman
Melissa Ewing
Pablo Fernández 
Adam Frey
Ramón Garavito, Jr.
James Gourlay
Michael Grose
Lee Harrelson
Constantin Hartwig
Brent Harvey
Joanna Hersey
Matt Hightower
Yudai Hironaka
Tom Holtz
Kirsten Hoogstraten
Brendan Ige
Adrian Izquierdo Ayala
Jennifer Jester
Josue Jimenez Morales
Sean Kennedy
Vince Kenney
Benedict Kirby
Mai KoKubo
Matthew Kundler
Alfredo Leitão
Christopher Leslie
Jamie Lipton
Erik Lundquist
Clayton Maddox
John Manning
Ryan Matejek
Steven Maxwell
David McLemore
Gerhard Meinl
Fletcher Mitchell
Winston Morris
Eduardo Nogueroles
Gary Ofenloch
Benjamin Ordaz
Jesse Orth
David Paulson
Daniel Perantoni
Benjamin Pierce
Jasmine Pigott
Gretchen Renshaw James
Gail Robertson
Ryan Robinson
Raul Rodriguez
Scott Roeder
Joanna Ross Hersey
Andrew Sallee
David Saltzman
Jim Self
Benwar Shepard
Kevin Stees
Jerome Stover
Scott Sutherland
Deanna Swoboda
Matt Tropman
Chance Trottman-Huiet
Caleb Tullius
Matthew van Emmerik
Danielle VanTuinen
Benjamin Vasko
Christopher Vivio
Michael Waddell
Kevin Wass
Bill Waterman
Remus Webb
Kevin Wenglin
Richard White
Florian Wielgosik
Jarrod Williams
Douglas Yeo
Jerry Young
Lester Yu
Evan Zegiel
David Zerkel
Jonah Zimmerman


Brian Gallion – ITEC 2023 Advertising and Exhibitor Coordinator

Please consider exhibiting at ITEC 2023 or advertising in the ITEC 2023 program book. Thank you for your support!

ITEC 2023 Exhibitors

Adam Frey –

Adams –

Anderson’s Arizona Originals

Buckeye Brass and Winds –

Buddy Roger’s Music –

B&S / Besson / Meinl Weston –

Eastman / Milano –

Giddings and Webster –

Greg Black Mouthpieces –

Lee Stofer –

Mercer and Barker USA –

Miraphone –

Mountain Peak Music –

Øystein Baadsvik –

Professor Mouthpiece –

US Army Band –

Wessex –

Wiseman Cases –

Yamaha –


Registration fees

  • Professional – early registration $300 / $325 after April 24, 2023
  • Enthusiast – early registration $250 / $275 after April 24, 2023
  • Invited Presenter/Performer – early registration $225 / $250 after April 24, 2023
  • Student (non-competitor) – early registration $200 / $225 after April 24, 2023
  • Competitor – $160 (in addition to the competition fee or fees)
  • Life Member – $150
  • Daily Rates (must be a member) – $75 (specific day)
  • Added Family Member – $75 whole week
  • Arizona Music Educator Professional Growth Day – $50 – June 1
Please note: the invited Presenter/Performer fee is not applicable to tuba-euphonium ensemble members. Members of university/college/student tuba-euphonium ensembles invited to perform at the conference are required to register as student members ($200/$225), or as competitors if they are competing (with the code). Invited Performers must register for the conference and likewise must be ITEA Members.
To register as a Presenter/Performer or a Competitor, please email Deanna Swoboda at