Pre-College Tuba and Euphonium
June 20-26, 2021
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. 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.
Final Concert Schedule
- For students completing grades 8-12.
- Submit a 5 minute recording of your playing. Please fill out this form. Audio or video (cell phone quality) is acceptable, and your recording should contain 2 contrasting selections of your choice. Recordings will be reviewed beginning May 21. (Please note that this is for placement only in a chamber ensemble.)
- Resident - $750 (tuition, room and board)
- Commuter - $550 (tuition and lunch only)
Pre- College Scholarship
- Students who graduate 11th grade in 2021 and who participate in the below pre-college programs during Summer 2021, will be considered for the ISYM Pre-College Scholarship. This scholarship awards $2,000 to the selected students to attend a Music degree program at Illinois starting in the Fall 2022 term. To receive the award students must apply and be admitted to the University of Illinois with any Music degree as the “first choice” major. The Scholarship will be renewed for a total of four years provided the student stays in good academic standing and make progress to the music degree. Other conditions of the scholarship may be included on official scholarship notice sent after the offer of admission.
On opening Sunday, Euphonium and Tuba participants will audition to determine placement in the Euphonium and Tuba ensemble.
Typical Pre-College Low Brass Daily Schedule
- 8:15-9:15 am: Warm-Up Class
- 9:30-10:30 am: Individual Practice
- 10:45-11:45: 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
Program Faculty Artist
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