Euphonium & Tuba
2900TA Euphonium, 3400 TA-4 EEb Tuba
BM Louisiana State University, BME Louisiana State University, MM George Mason University, DMA University of North Texas
Dr Brian Bowman, Dr Joe Skillen, Don Palmire, Brian Thomas
Falcone Euphonium Artist 2012
Richard Demy is an innovative performer that is constantly creating new performance opportunities on the euphonium. He plays a specially built quarter tone euphonium specially made by Willson Band Instruments to play traditional Arabic music. He has published articles promoting lesser-known genres featuring the euphonium, such as the Porro tradition of San Palejo, Colombia. Richard has presented recitals on historical instruments at The US Army Band Conference and the International Euphonium-Tuba Institute on Serpent and Ophicleide and has a specially designed mouthpiece to further modern performance on them. He also performs regularly with electro-acoustical media, such as the heavy metal cover band N.A.M.E, original fixed media compositions, and experimental projects that use audience biometrics to render a real-time musical composition. Richard Demy is an international award-winning musician who has a global footprint. Richard won the 2012 Leonard Falcone Euphonium Artist Solo Competition. He was a finalist in the National Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Euphonium Artist Division. He graduated from the University of North Texas with his DMA under Dr. Brian Bowman and has studied with Dr. Joseph Skillen, Don Palmire, and others. He has given a solo recital at the Kennedy Center as well as with orchestras and wind bands across the United States and Europe. He has performed with symphonies and given over 100 recitals and masterclasses across the USA alone. Richard currently lives in Washington DC and is an assistant professor of low brass at NOVA Community College. He actively solos, gives clinics and performs on tuba in the Baltimore Brass Quintet, and as solo euphonium for the Brass Band of Northern Virginia. Richard Demy plays exclusively on a Willson 2900 Euphonium.