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  1. Derick Kane Video - Star Lake Pep Song

    I added a new video to my Euphonium Videos page. It is quite a lot of fun! It features British Salvation Army euphonium soloist Derick Kane, accompanied by composer Peter Graham. Here is the link (on a page with 614 other great euphonium videos!):

  2. Finding a College Teaching Job 101

    "What do you want to do when you grow up?" is a question commonly asked of children or young teens. But it also comes up for college students and adults, although it's expressed differently. The job market varies from good news to bad news, sometimes without much notice, and competition for one's desired job can be very tough indeed. Careful planning is important; by the time you are in college you need to get serious about your future.

    Having taught brass at two state universities, ...
  3. David Werden Award ITEA's Lifetime Achievement Award

    Press Release
    July 21, 2012

    On June 29, 2012, at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference 2012 in Linz, Austria, euphonium artist and teacher David Werden was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association (ITEA). Presenting the award were ITEA President Deanna Swoboda, and Dr. Brian Bowman introduced the winner.

    Dr. Bowman covered some highlights of Werden's career, including his 26 years ...
  4. Matt van Emmerik - Concert Gallop Video from IEI

    Straight from the 2012 International Euphonium Institute we have a video of the great euphonium artist Matt van Emmerick. He is playing "Concert Gallop" by Brendan Collins.

    Matt is an Adams Custom artist. He plays an Adams euphonium equipped with a trigger and a sterling silver bell. All Adams euphoniums are available in different metal weights, and Matt chose the .60" thickness metal with a brushed lacquer finish. It's a striking instrument visually and sounds great, as you can ...
  5. Milestone - 600 Euphonium Videos Collected on One Page!

    When I was in high school, if I had purchased every euphonium recording on the market I would have owned six or eight albums and therefore 50-70 songs. It would have meant chasing down the addresses of the record companies and sending a check; then I might have received the albums in a few weeks.

    Today it's different. There are many dozens of euphonium CD's available right now. You can download euphonium recordings from Amazon, instantly and for about $9 per CD or 99 cents per ...
  6. The Adams Adjustable-Gap Receiver

    I suspect most euphonium players have never worried about the gap between the end of the mouthpiece shank and the beginning of the instrument's leadpipe. To understand the terminology, the receiver is the two or three inches of tubing attached to the end of the leadpipe. The mouthpiece inserts into the receiver. The gap is hidden underneath the receiver. The drawing below shows this:

  7. Evaluating the Adams Custom Euphonium

    As I have announced earlier I am now playing the Adams Custom Euphonium. Of all the horns I've ever tested, this one was clearly the best choice for me. Several colleagues have asked me for more detail about why I chose Adams, so here is my perspective.

    I've been play-testing professional-quality euphoniums seriously since about 1978, and I have gotten used to testing instruments in all kinds of situations. The Adams seemed to "brag" about itself a little less as I was playing in my ...
  8. A Little Euphonium-Tuba Christmas Cheer!

    Here are two free recordings for the Christmas season, both by the U.S. Coast Guard Band Euphonium-Tuba Quartet.

    Both are Gary Buttery arrangements from Cimarron Music. Find the sheet music on Cimarron's Euphonium Music Page.

    English Folk Christmas (medley)

    Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)

    Merry Christmas!

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