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Neal Corwell

Corwell GraphicAfter 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.

David Werden

David Werden PhotoA graduate 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 and euphonium.

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 Werden Publications

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