After having spent nine years with The US.
Army Band in Washington DC (Pershing's Own) as one of the organization's
featured soloists, and seven years as an adjunct faculty member
at two colleges (Frostburg State University and Shepherd College)
teaching low brass and electronic music, Neal Corwell is currently
a freelance composer and euphonium soloist/clinician with a DMA
degree in euphonium performance and pedagogy. He is also a member
of Symphonia, a professional tuba-euphonium ensemble chosen from
our nation's finest low brass performers. He has toured Japan, and
most of the US, as a guest euphonium artist, and he will be featured
as both soloist and composer at several international music conferences
this year, to include an appearance in Riva del Garda, Italy.
In addition to the many live premieres and performances of Dr.
Corwell's works worldwide, some of his compositions have been included
on recent CD recordings released by Mark Records, Crystal Records,
RJR Digital, TRYFAN, and Nicolai Music. Neal also composed and performed
all the music for his solo euphonium/trombone CD, Distant Images.
of The University of Iowa, Mr. Werden was the euphonium soloist
with The United States Coast Guard Band for more than 20 years.
He has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada,
England, Japan, and the former Soviet Union. Through FM and TV broadcasts,
his solos have been heard in dozens of countries around the world.
He is a recitalist and clinician, and has performed at local, national,
and international symposiums. He was a member of The USCG Band Euphonium/Tuba
Quartet, the Atlantic Tuba Quartet, and the Classic Brass Band.
He previously taught at the University of Connecticut and is listed
in the 1996 edition of Marquis' Who's Who in American Education.
His efforts to expand the role and recognition of the euphonium
led the British magazine Sounding Brass in conjunction with the
American publication Euphonia to name him "Euphonium Player
of the Year" in 1980. He is the first American awarded this
honor. In 1981 he was elected to the post of Euphonium Coordinator
for the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association (T.U.B.A). In
1987 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of T.U.B.A. His
many solo performances and his efforts to expand the role of the
euphonium in music earned him the prestigious Coast Guard Commendation
Medal. He has also been awarded two Coast Guard Achievement Medals,
the Coast Guard Special Operations ribbon, two Coast Guard Unit
Commendations, and three Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations.
He has published articles in Euphonia magazine, The Instrumentalist
magazine and the T.U.B.A. Journal. He is the author of The Blaikley
Compensating System, Scoring for Euphonium, and is co-author with
Denis Winter of the Euphonium Music Guide. He compiled and edited
a series of papers by Arthur Lehman into the book The Brass Musician.
He has also published over three dozen arrangements for a variety
of solo instruments and ensembles. He has also published an article
on the world wide web explaining the difference between baritone
David Werden is currently living in Minnesota and working as a
computer consultant. He continues to work with Custom Music Company
and Sterling Musical Instruments to develop and improve the Sterling
compensating euphonium. Since moving to Minnesota he has performed
with the Sheldon Theater Brass Band and has appeared on A Prairie
Home Companion. He is in constant demand as a guest artist and clinician.
Please visit his WWW site David