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David Werden Award ITEA's Lifetime Achievement Award

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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 as euphonium soloist with The United States Coast Guard Band, founding of Whaling Music Publishers, and his being the first American named International Euphonium Player of the Year (1980). He also pointed out that Werden distributed a popular series of audio recordings of solos and band excerpts upon request and at no charge over the course of several years. The plaque was presented and Werden made brief acceptance remarks, expressing his gratitude to the ITEA for the honor and to and to his long-time friend and colleague Brian Bowman for his introductory remarks.

Below are photos from the ceremony, including the plaque itself.


  1. Snorlax's Avatar
    Congratulations on this well-deserved award! MAZEL TOV!! as we used to say in Brooklyn
    Thanks for sharing your artistry via the many videos of your performances--your interpretations are models of musical sophistication and technical skill.

    Thanks also for the forum that brings us together and helps us improve our playing!

    Jim Williams