Zach Collins and the IUP Chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association hosted the third annual Tubaphonium Day on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Tuba, euphonium, and baritone players of all ages were invited to join the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio for a day of performance and learning. The musicians participated in master classes, heard a recital by Collins and guest euphonium soloist Ross Cohen, and performed as part of a mass tuba-euphonium ensemble.
Ross Cohen joined the River City Brass Band baritone section in 2007. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Ross holds a BS in Music Education from Penn State University and an MM in Euphonium Performance from the University of Georgia. His primary teachers in school included Marty Erickson, Velvet Brown, and Dave Zerkel. Ross currently teaches music at Norwin Middle School. Prior to teaching at Norwin, Ross taught for five years at Propel Schools in Braddock Hills and Turtle Creek.
Tubaphonium Day culminated in a concert that featured Collins and Cohen as soloists as well as the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble and a 50-piece, mass tuba-euphonium ensemble comprised of all participants at Tubaphonium Day. Participants included students from 21 different schools as well as adult musicians.
Performances throughout the day featured world premiere performances of compositions by Zach Collins and IUP student Logan Carnes.
Department of Music