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Marty Erickson

During his 26 years as principal tubist and tuba soloist with the United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C., Marty Erickson served under six Navy Band leaders and seven presidents.

Equally comfortable performing jazz, pops and the classics and at home in any venue from symphony orchestra to Dixieland band, Mr. Erickson has established himself among audiences, colleagues, conductors and students as one of the most versatile tubists in the world. Based on his many years of having to produce every day as a professional, his teaching philosophy is practical and straightforward.

He has performed as a soloist and clinician throughout Western Europe, Japan, Scandinavia, Bermuda and in 48 of the 50 states. Mr. Erickson presently teaches tuba and euphonium at Penn State University. He is a Past President of T.U.B.A., is the Adjudicating Chairman of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Festival and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Colonial Tuba-Euphonium Institute and the Quorum Chamber Arts Collective. He promotes the idea of "Hire" education: teaching and helping tuba players to find and win satisfying jobs as performers and teachers.

Mr. Erickson is a clinician and design consultant for DEG Music Products, Inc./Willson Band Instruments U.S.A. and Switzerland, and performs on the Wilson Eflat tuba that he helped to design.

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