IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble

Zach Collins, director

IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble


It's Just More Fun - Zach Collins

Earth Song - Frank Ticheli/arr. Wayne Eldred

  • Wayne Eldred, conductor

Animal Style - Anthony O'Toole

Chimes of Liberty - Edwin Frank Goldman/arr. David Werden

  • Ben Wilcox, conductor


Paxton Mentnech


Brandyn Berwager

Eamonn Blaney

Kira Brandt

David Earnest

Evan Honsel

Matthew Mantini

Glen Schum

Haylee Steinbacher

Jaden Tornatore

Mackenzie Yons


Justin Benedict

Anthony Buzzie

Wayne Eldred

Kayla Holsopple

Alistair Horton

Dylan Opalinski

Jessie Stewart

Daniel Varley

Benjamin Wilcox

About the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble was formed and presented its first concert in fall 1971. Since that time, it has performed numerous concerts, including performances at the 2014, 2016, and 2021 (virtual) International Tuba Euphonium conferences; the 2018 and 2022 International Euphonium and Tuba festivals; the 1978, 2012, and 2023 PMEA conferences; the 1995, 1999, 2007, and 2009 US Army Band Tuba-Euphonium conferences in Washington, DC; the 2013 and 2015 Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference; and the 1996 and 1998 Colonial Euphonium and Tuba Institute in Albany, NY, and Indiana, PA, respectively. The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble has appeared extensively throughout Pennsylvania, primarily within the format of school assembly programs. This group has also been involved in sponsoring TubaChristmas in Indiana, PA, for more than 30 years.

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble is comprised of students whose focus of study is music and/or music education with a major emphasis on the tuba and euphonium, as well as qualified non-majors. The ensemble is used as an extension of private instruction, allowing for master classes, ensemble rehearsal and performance, and the study of low brass literature and pedagogy.