The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, comprised of members of the tuba and euphonium studio, performed concerts at Indiana Area High School, Kiski Area High School, and Hempfield Area High School on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Additionally, the students performed an invited concert at the Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (NERTEC) on April 11 in Ithaca, N.Y. The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble is under the direction of Zach Collins.
Their NERTEC performance featured music with IUP connections: “Avian Overture” and “White Keys” were composed by IUP faculty members Jack Stamp and Zach Collins, respectively. The ensemble also performed Franz Von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture” as arranged by 1965 IUP alumnus Jim Self.
In addition to the Tubaphonium Ensemble performance, Collins performed a recital on April 12. His recital also featured the Eastern Standard Trio, which is comprised of Collins and IUP faculty members Heidi Lucas (horn) and Jacob Ertl (piano).
Department of Music