I just returned from the 2008 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference - what an event! I don't think I have ever seen an ITEC that had so many people, so many interesting exhibits, and so many participants. It was great fun to play, do a master class, write a recital review, shop/browse, meet new people, and chat with old friends.Perhaps you have considered attending a conference, or perhaps you are a tuba or euphonium player who has not considered going to one of these events. If it at all within
Below are the program notes from my recital, plus links to the sheet music.
Sheet music: Hejre Kati by Jeno Hubay / Rafael Mendez
Recordings: Rafael Mendez CD's
During the last couple decades I have been programming pieces by the great trumpet virtuoso Rafael Mendez. He appeared with my band when I was in the Davenport, Iowa public schools and made a tremendous impression on me. He was
Here is a nice story about a young boy who beat his asthma by learning to play euphonium:
Ryan Harrison article from Mail Online
Just a few months ago I reviewed an exciting new tuba recording (part of a project, actually) called One Clear Call. The artist, Nick Etheridge, has released a sample of volume two. Here is his press release (scroll down for the sample MP3).
One Clear Call is having great success and has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2008 ITEA Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording along with Portuguese tubist Sergio Carrolino! Classic FM magazine gave it a 4 star review, saying
The British web site 4barsrest has just done a review of the whole line of the new Alliance mouthpieces (cornet through tuba). These have already received some good anecdotal reviews on various forums. They look beautiful but are a little pricey in the USA at least. But even an expensive mouthpiece is a small investment compared to a horn!
Alliance Mouthpieces Review