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  1. David Werden Award ITEA's Lifetime Achievement Award

    Press Release
    July 21, 2012
    Contact: [email protected]

    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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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:





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  5. 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 ...
  6. 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!

  7. Glenn Miller and the Air Force Band

    On today's date in 1944 during World War II, Air Force Bandleader Glenn Miller was lost somewhere over the English Channel. His band carried on, and later became known as the Airmen of Note (or simply "Note" by other AF musicians).


    I am linking up a few holiday songs from the Airmen of Note in honor of Glenn Miller's terrific work.


    O Christmas Tree


    Oy Chanukah


    We Three Kings


    Go Tell It On TheMountain ...
  8. Anagrams of Euphonium Player Names

    Here's a little diversion if you are getting stressed out. Below are a list of euphonium players. All are living players, and as of a few days ago I could find all of them on YouTube in the first several pages of a search for "euphonium." Each phrase below is a mixed-up version called an anagram. You build an anagram by using all the letters in the name and rearranging them. No letter is duplicated unless it is also duplicated in the actual name. Do not pay attention to where the spaces fall or ...
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