Tuba & Euphonium Day

Session 1: July 6, 2021 — Sold Out
Session 2: July 20, 2021 — Spots Available


Curtis Hall, 10th Floor
Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Il 60605

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. Students are exposed to a wide range of repertoire and learn about diverse facets of low brass literature and performance practice. Low brass students will have the opportunity to perform in masterclasses, receive individual lessons, and engage in special topics sessions relevant to tuba and euphonium players.

Format: in-person 


  • For students completing grades 8-12.
  • Two years of tuba/euphonium experience is recommended.


9:30 AM: Check-in
10:00 AM: Intro/Group Warm-Up
11:00 AM: Mass Tuba Ensemble
12:00 PM: Lunch/Recital
1:00 PM: Small Group Tuba Ensemble
2:00 PM: Masterclass
3:00 PM: Mass Tuba Ensemble
3:30 PM: Concert

Application Materials:

  • Submit the ISYM Application Form
  • Acceptance notifications are sent on a rolling basis.
  • Additional accepted student information will be available after April 15, 2021.

Tuition – $100 – Participant

Program Faculty

Scott Tegge, University of Illinois

Scott Tegge dedicates his career to the performance and expansion of repertoire for the tuba and brass quintet, and to developing the next generation through his work as an educator. With a long-standing passion for chamber music, Scott has performed extensively in brass quintets since the age of fourteen, and founded his current ensemble, the Gaudete Brass Quintet, in 2004. (pronounced gow-day-tay.) Toward the goal of leaving future musicians a robust and expanded repertoire, Scott and the Gaudete Brass are particularly committed to commissioning original works for brass, and have premiered more than fifty new works to date. Keeping a rigorous touring schedule, the Gaudete Brass Quintet has performed at renowned venues including the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, Symphony Space, Kaufman Music Center, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. With the quintet, Scott has recorded award-winning albums: Brass Outings (2006, self-produced), winner of the CDBaby Editors’ Choice distinction and nominee for Just Plain Folks Best Classical Chamber Album; Conversations in Time with organist R. Benjamin Dobey (2011, Pro Organa); and Chicago Moves, produced by Grammy winner Judith Sherman and featuring several of its commissioned works (2012, Cedille Records). The quintet’s latest album, sevenfive – The John Corigliano Effect, released in February 2017 (Cedille Records), brings a fresh perspective to the legacy of the prolific American composer with an inventive collection of new works by five of his protégés, commissioned by the Gaudete Brass in honor of Corigliano’s 75th birthday celebration. With Gaudete Brass, Scott has presented extensive educational programs, master classes, and concerts at The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Arizona State University, University of Michigan, and Vanderbilt University, as well as at numerous high schools and community music schools as part of the quintet’s touring activity. Scott serves on the faculties of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University (Chicago, IL), and Carthage College (Kenosha, WI). In addition to teaching tuba, euphonium, and chamber music, Scott has developed methods to teach students how to think differently about a life in music, which grew into semester-long courses on entrepreneurial career building. Scott also coaches young musicians at the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and maintains a large private studio. He regularly freelances with orchestras in the Chicagoland area, and is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on creative career development, entrepreneurship, and building successful teaching studios. www.scotttegge.com | Attend a virtual open house with Scott. www.gaudetebrass.com