Zach Collins and the IUP Chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association hosted the fourth annual Tubaphonium Day on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
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 guest euphonium soloist Lance LaDuke, and performed as part of a mass tuba-euphonium ensemble.
Internationally known as an educator, performer, and creator, Lance LaDuke currently teaches at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lance was a member of Boston Brass, the US Air Force Band in Washington, DC, the River City Brass, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. Additionally, he has played in over 25 countries, in all 50 states, and with some of the finest organizations in the world, such as the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Tubaphonium Day culminated in a concert that featured Collins and LaDuke as soloists as well as the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble and a 60-piece, mass tuba-euphonium ensemble comprised of all participants at Tubaphonium Day. Participants included students from 15 different middle and high schools, musicians from IUP, as well as adult musicians.
Performances throughout the day featured world premiere performances of compositions and arrangements by Zach Collins and IUP students Emily Miller and Mikayla Vangelo.
Department of Music