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Jerry Young

DR. JERRY YOUNG is Professor Emeritus of music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and was a member of the music faculty there from 1983 - 2016. During his tenure at UWEC, he taught applied tuba and euphonium, BASSically BRASS (the euphonium/tuba ensemble), advanced courses in music education, a colloquium in the university honors program called "Songs and Symphonies," and supervised student teachers. In addition to his work at UWEC, Dr. Young also taught in the public schools of Arkansas, at the University of Illinois, Central Missouri State University, and the Interlochen Arts Camp.

He has appeared as soloist, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator across the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He is past-president of the International Tuba/Euphonium Association (ITEA), the world-wide association for professional, recreational, and student low brass musicians. He served as editor-in-chief of the ITEA Journal from 1985-88 and 1998-2002. In 2010 he was a recipient of the initial ITEA Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship for life-long accomplishment in scholarly research. Young has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival for nearly thirty years.

His numerous publications include an edition of Arban's Complete Method (revised for tuba), and editions of both of Kopprasch's etudes, also revised for tuba, as well as an Arban primer (all published by Encore Music Publishing). His edition of the Clarke Technical Studies for Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba is published by Really Good Music. Young was an Associate Editor of "The Tuba Source Book," published by Indiana University Press. Dr. Young received the "Distinguished Alumnus" award from the University of Arkansas Department of Music in 1999 and is a Fellow of the Fulbright Academy of the University of Arkansas. In 2016 he received the Orpheus Award from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for "significant and lasting contributions to the cause of music in America."

Dr. Young contributed an article to this site as well: Band and Orchestra Auditions. Click the title to read the article, which offers valuable insight on auditions.

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