At the year's International Euphonium Institute, there was a panel discussion, or round-table, on the topic of careers for tuba or euphonium players. The panel included Adam Frey, David Childs, David Werden, Brian Bowman, Martin Cochran, Kevin Wass, and Eugene Dowling. We all discussed our own history and also took questions from the audience.
The recording of the event is available on the Euphonium-Tuba forum, in the Downloads for Members Only section. You must be logged in as
The 8th article by Arthur Lehman about Harold Brasch is now online. Arthur shares more of his memories of the great player and teacher.
Here is an excerpt:
...The college kid had a brand new Besson euphonium, shiny silver plated. Beautiful horn. To get an idea how the boy played, Harold put up a piece of music for the pupil to read. Apparently, the young fellow was not making a good impression on Harold with a sort of "attitude problem." Too smart, it seems.
We offered this piece last year around this time as well, but it is appropriate to offer it again as we approach our Independence Day national holiday (the 4th of July, 231st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence). It is a free MP3 download of the United States Army Band Brass Quintet playing an arrangement of American the Beautiful. Nice arrangement and nice performance!
Download America the Beautiful by the Army Brass Quintet
As regular readers of this blog know, I recently taught, coached, and performed at the International Euphonium Institute. It was truly an inspiring event.
I have been attending low brass events for a couple dozen years or more, and there is often a chance to hear students play in different venues. If you haven't been to an event of this quality before, you owe it to yourself to get to one. The level of performance of the students I heard was very exciting. Some very difficult
Arthur Lehman as contributed another article about his euphonium mentor, Harold Brasch (known as "Mr. Euphonium"). In this installment Arthur shares insights into Brasch's teaching style.
Euphonium Teaching: The Harold Brasch Method