Pre-College Tuba and Euphonium

June 18 - 24, 2017

This program, for senior high tuba and euphonium players, provides the opportunity to develop advanced technical and interpretive skills in a variety of musical styles and genres through masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber ensembles and private practice time. Students are exposed to a wide range of repertoire and learn about diverse facets of low brass literature and performance practice. New to the program this year, low brass students will have the opportunity to perform in brass quintets, tuba and euphonium choir, low brass quartets, and a brass choir coached by ISYM faculty members as part of the ISYM Pre-College Academy. Low brass players will also participate in a daily brass chamber seminar with all ISYM brass faculty to cultivate brass chamber performance skills.

Here is what a typical day in the Pre-College Low Brass program will look like:

  • 8:30- 9:30 am:  Warm-Up Class
  • 9:45- 10:45 am: Individual Practice
  • 11:00- noon: Pre-College Chamber Music hour (brass quintets and brass choir)
  • Noon- 1:00: lunch
  • 1:15- 2:15 pm: Master Class
  • 2:30- 3:30 pm: Tuba Euphonium Ensemble
  • 3:45-4:45 pm: Brass Chamber Music Seminar
  • 5:15 pm: Dinner and evening activities
  • 10:30 pm- lights out

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Program Faculty Artist:

Mark Moore, University of Illinois



Mark Moore is Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Illinois. Previously, he taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and at Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Arnold Jacobs (former principal tuba with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Robert LeBlanc and Dan Perantoni. Many of his students have won honors at the International Tuba Euphonium Association conferences and hold orchestra, band, and teaching positions at universities throughout the country.