Zach Collins and the students in the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio hosted the second annual Tubaphonium Day on Sunday, March 20, 2016.
Tuba, euphonium, and baritone players of all ages were invited to join the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio for a day of performance and learning. The musicians participated in master classes, heard a recital by Collins and guest euphonium soloist Mike Waddell (IUP, BSEd 2012), and performed as part of a mass tuba-euphonium ensemble.
Waddell is an active young musician currently based in the Columbus, Ohio area. In Columbus, Waddell is the solo euphonium with the Dublin Silver Band and co-solo euphonium with the Central Ohio Brass Band. Waddell is cofounder and director of the Columbus Brass Academy. For several years, he has maintained a large studio of private trombone, euphonium, and tuba students in Atlanta and now Columbus.
Tubaphonium Day culminated in a concert that featured Collins and Waddell as soloists as well as the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble and a 50-piece, mass tuba-euphonium ensemble comprised of all participants at Tubaphonium Day. Participants included students from 14 different school districts as well as adult musicians.
Performances throughout the day featured four world premiere performances and one U.S. premiere by composers Reed Hanna (BSEd 2009), Bruce Yurko, Zach Collins, and Josh Jameson.
Department of Music