Music Students and Faculty Perform at International Conference

Posted on 6/13/2016 9:46:35 PM

Members of the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio, along with Professor of Tuba Zach Collins and Professor of Horn Heidi Lucas, performed at the 2016 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference held in Knoxville, Tenn.

Tubaphonium at ITEC 2016 The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, comprised of 17 music majors, minors, and non-majors who perform on the tuba or euphonium, gave a concert on Monday, May 30. The ensemble 's concert featured arrangements by students A.J. Achille (BA 2016) and Logan Carnes (freshman BSEd student), and alumnus Jim Self (BSEd 1965). In attendance were Self, IUP Professor Emeritus Gary Bird, and IUP alumni Geoff Durbin (BSEd 2007) and Zack Grass (BSEd 2014). The ensemble is directed by Zach Collins. 

Eastern Standard at ITEC 2016 On Wednesday, June 1, Collins and Lucas performed as members of Eastern Standard, a horn/tuba/piano trio they formed with pianist Jacob Ertl. Eastern Standard's recital featured the world premiere of "Toboggan," written by American composer Robert Litton. The ensemble performed other works that they recorded on their recently released album,  Eastern Standard , including "Jam-Bourree" by IUP alumnus Anthony O'Toole (BA 2011). 

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