Euphonium & Tuba
Dr. Richard Demy is an international award-winning musician and international clinician. Richard won the 2012 Leonard Falcone Euphonium Artist Solo Competition, and has given over 100 solo recitals internationally. He currently is a leader in pushing the envelope of incorporating the Euphonium in global musical genres.
MARTY ERICKSON served for 26 years as principal/solo tubist with the US Navy Band in Washington D.C. serving seven presidents. Adept in all styles, he is one of the most versatile tubists in the world, having played in 38 countries and in 48 states. Now principal Eb Tuba with the Brass Band of Battle Creek, he has played extra with the National Symphony and Chicago Symphony and soloed with the Boston Pops. With over 50 recordings plus 3 solo CDs, his 2013 Carnegie Hall recital showcased repertoire from Bach to Be-Bop. He has taught tuba/euphonium at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI for the past 17 years and is principal Tubist with the Fox Valley Symphony. In addition to the Millennium Brass, he tours with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass and Lawrence Brass. A clinician for Getzen Music Products, Inc. and Willson Band Instruments Switzerland, he plays the Willson 3400S E♭ tuba he helped design. He is the current Past President of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association, he has served as Adjudicating Chairman of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival for the past 30 years.
Mark Jenkins is an American euphonium soloist, clinician, educator, and (most proudly) a military bandsman. He is an active recording artist with three commercial recordings available from the Summit and Potenza labels and teaches as the adjunct professor of euphonium at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Brian Meixner is an active euphonium soloist, conductor, and educator, currently Associate Professor of Music at High Point University where he serves as the Director of Bands, conductor of the HPU Community Orchestra and HPU Brass Ensemble, and teaches studio low brass. Brian is also the Founder, Music Director, and President of the North Carolina Brass Band, a professional ensemble comprised of many of the finest brass players in North Carolina. www.brianmeixner.com
Ayaka Sato is a Japanese Euphonium soloist, was born in 1992. She is the winner in the 3rd International Lieksa Brass Week Euphonium Competition (2018). At Bern University of the Arts, She is studying as a scholar of the Rohm Music Foundation. She is a member of the PANDA Wind Orchestra. She will release her first CD “Beans” by the Octavia Records in December 2018.
Dr. Brian L. Bowman enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, clinician, recording artist, educator, and administrator. He is THE personality that still characterizes the Euphonists around the world today. To hear him or study with him is to know he is a powerful communicator and a master of that art form. His list of accomplishments are so numerous that they can only be listed in his full biography below.
Dr. Corwell bought his first Willson euphonium in 1978, when he was an undergraduate in college. In 1981 he won a euphonium position with "Pershing's Own", the premier Army Band in Washington, DC. He was soon a respected member of that organization's Concert Band, and was also a frequent and popular featured soloist. In 1981 he first became an official Willson Performing Artist.After departing from the army in 1989, he earned a DMA, taught at 2 universities, and began a career as a free-lance soloist & clinician.
Mai Kokubo is from Shizuoka, Japan and holds a Master of Music Degree in Euphonium Performance from University of North Texas where she studied under Dr. Brian Bowman.She also holds a bachelor's degree from Kunitachi College of Music where she studied under Mr. Toru Miura. Her 1st CD “A War in Wonderland has been released since May 2015. She currently teaches at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Kinjyo Gakuin University, and Tokoha Gakuen Junior Collge.
Euphonium and Tuba
Dr. Gail Robertson has a distinguished reputation as a euphonium artist and teacher, soloist, and clinician. She has also garnered worldwide attention for leadership, her work as composer/arranger, and as a musical talent. Robertson serves as Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Central Arkansas. She is the former head of the jazz area where she coordinated jazz events and conducted the top jazz ensemble. Dr. Robertson performed for ten years with the world-famous Tubafours at Walt Disney World, Orlando. Dr. Robertson completed her D.M.A. as a University Distinguished Fellow at Michigan State University. Dr. Robertson is President of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Festival. Dr. Robertson and Dr. Stacy Baker tour and perform as SymbiosisDuo. They have recorded two CDs: SymbiosisDuo and Playground. Dr. Robertson was awarded the ITEA’s Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research for her research manuscript, “Restoring the Euphonium’s Legacy as Cello of the Wind Band.” She has published articles, reviews, and compositions in British Brass Band World, Bandworld, and the International Tuba Euphonium Association’s, ITEA Journal. Dr. Robertson was featured soloist in February 2019 at the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Tuba-Euphonium Workshop with the U.S. Army Orchestra and for a 30th Anniversary performance of Walt Disney’s Tubafours. She has been a longtime member of the Brass Band of Battle Creek, Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band, and Monarch Brass. She has performed as tenor tubist/tubist/bass trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony.