EUPHONIUM & TUBA STUDIO FACULTY


 

 


Thomas Gerald McElroy-Stein
Associate Professor - Tuba, Euphonium and Chamber Music

The University of Missouri - Kansas City
Conservatory of Music and Dance, 4949 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: 816.235.5949
Fax: 816.235.5264
E-mail:
SteinT@umkc.edu

 

 

Thomas G. Stein, tuba, is Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at The University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music and Dance. A native of Michigan, he received the Bachelor of Music (with high distinction) and the Master of Music degrees in Tuba Performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to coming to Missouri, Stein taught at Central Michigan University, The University of Colorado at Boulder, and The University of Southern Mississippi.

Stein is very active throughout the United States as a recitalist, clinician, and chamber musician. He has appeared several times at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference (ITEC) and the U.S. Army Band Tuba Euphonium Conferences, at all of his regional conference since 1996, has appeared in six European countries, and at numerous universities throughout the U.S. 

Under Steinís direction, the UMKC Tuba Euphonium Ensemble has appeared in several ITECs, the U.S. Army Band Tuba Euphonium Conference, and all his regional conferences. With Scott Watson and Dr. Lee Harrelson, Stein co-directs Thunder! and the Thunder All-Star Tuba Euphonium Ensembles (TASTEE). A unique joint ensemble comprised of the students from UMKC, the University of Kansas, and Missouri Western State University that is gaining national attention for its mission and its high level of performance. Thunder! and TASTEE has performed twice at ITEC, at the US Army Band Tuba Euphonium Conference, several regional conferences, and will be featured again at the 2014 ITEC.

An avid supporter of chamber music, Stein currently performs with Missouri Brass Quintet (in residence at UMKC), has performed with numerous brass quintets and tuba quartets throughout the U.S., serves as the coordinator for UMKC's brass chamber music program, and coaches the UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet. He is a founding member of the Fountain City Brass Band, an internationally acclaimed and award winning brass brand which will be featured at the 2014 ITEC.

Having been blessed with gifted and passionate students, Stein's students have enjoyed excellent success in state, regional, national and international competitions including the International Tuba-Euphonium Solo and Quartet Competitions, Leonard Falcone Solo Euphonium Competition (Artist Division), International Womenís Brass Conference Solo Competition, Colonial Euphonium-Tuba Institute Solo Euphonium Competition, National Music Teachers Association State, Regional and National Collegiate Artist Solo Competitions, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Solo Competition, Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo and Quartet Competitions, Texas Regional Tuba - Euphonium Conference Solo Competition, the Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference Solo and Quartet Competitions, Tubonium Tuba Euphonium Conference, North American Brass Band Association Solo and Chamber Ensemble Competitions, the U.S. Open Brass Band Championship Solo Competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.

Stein is the recipient of UMKC's 2005-2006 Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Award and has been nominated for the award almost every year since.

Steinís teachers include Abe Torchinsky, Warren Deck, Wesley Jacobs, and Rex Conner.


Recent Performance Honors Awarded to Professor Stein's Students:

First Place, 2017 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
Alternate (Second Place),
2017 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo BrassCompetition
First Place, 2017 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Chamber Winds Competition
Third Place (Honorable Mention), 2017 Missouri Music Teachers Association State Honors Artist Solo Brass Competition
Finalist, 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Artist Division Solo Tuba Competition
Alternate (Second Place),
2016 Music Teachers National Association Regional Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place,
2015 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition

Second
Place, 2014 Music Teachers National Association Regional Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2013 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition

Honorable mention, 2013 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2013 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Solo Brass Competition
Second
Place, 2013 Music Teachers National Association Regional Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place,
2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place,
2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
Honorable mention, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
Honorable mention, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
Honorable mention, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Chamber Brass Competition
Honorable Mention
, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Chamber Brass Competition
First Place, 2012 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2012 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2012 Music Teachers National Association Regional Young Artist Chamber Brass Competition
First Place, 2011 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Chamber Brass Competition
Honorable mention, 2011 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Honorable mention, 2011 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Finalist, 37th Annual (2011) Ern Keller Memorial International Soloist of the Year Competition

Alternate (Second Place), 2010 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Chamber Brass Competition
First Place, 2010 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Chamber Ensemble Competition
Alternate (Second Place), 2010 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Third Place, 2010 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2010 North American Brass Band Association Low Brass Technical Solo Competition

Finalist, 2010 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Conference Artist Euphonium Solo Competition
Finalist, 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Artist Division Competition
Finalist, 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Artist Division Competition

Finalist, 36th Annual (2010) Ern Keller Memorial International Soloist of the Year Competition

Finalist, 2010 Coleman Chamber Music Association Competition
Alternate (Second Place), 2009 Music Teachers National Association State Young Artist Chamber Brass Competition
Second Place, 2009 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Conference Artist Euphonium Solo Competition
First Place, 2009 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Euphonium Solo Competition
Second Place, 2009 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Euphonium Solo Competition
Second Place, 2009 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition
Finalist, 2009 UMKC Concerto/Aria Competition
Second Place, 2009 Regional Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Chamber Ensemble Competition
Alternate (Second Place), 2008 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2008 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Chamber Ensemble Competition
First Place, 2008 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Winner, 2008 U.S. Open Brass Band Championships, Solo Competition
Finalist, 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition
Finalist, 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition
Second Place, 2007 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Competition
Honorable Mention, 2007 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Competition
Alternate (Second Place), 2007 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Alternate (Second Place), 2006 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition

First Place, 2006 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Third Place, 2006 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Second Place, 2006 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Upper Division Brass Solo Competition
First Place, 2006 North American Brass Band Association Low Brass Technical Solo Competition
Second Place, 2006 North American Brass Band Association Low Brass Lyrical Solo Competition
Winners Recital, 2006 International Tuba Euphonium Conference
Winner, 2005 U.S. Open Brass Band Championships, Solo Competition
Alternate (Second Place), 2005 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2005 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Upper Division Brass Solo Competition
First Place, 2005 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Lower Division Brass Solo Competition
First Place, 2005 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition
Second Place, 2005 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition
First Place, 2005 Tubonium Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Euphonium Competition
Winner, 2005 UMKC Concerto/Aria Competition
Winner, 2004 U.S. Open Brass Band Championships, Solo Competition
First Place, 2004 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Third Place (honorable mention), 2004 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Third Place (honorable mention), 2004 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Lower Division Brass Solo Competition
Semi-finalist, 2004 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Artist Division Solo Euphonium Competition
First Place, 2004 Music Teachers National Association National Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Semi-finalist, 2004 Naftzger Solo Competition
Overall winner, 2004 Kansas City Music Club Scholarship Competition
First Place, 2004 Music Teachers National Association Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2003 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2003 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2003 International Women’s Brass Conference Division II Solo Euphonium Competition
First Place, 2003 International Women’s Brass Conference Division III Solo Euphonium Competition
Second Place, 2003 Music Teachers National Association Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Winner, UMKC Concerto/Aria Competition
First Place, 2003 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Competition
Second Place, 2003 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Competition
First Place, 2003 Texas Regional Tuba - Euphonium Conference Solo Competition
First Place, 2002 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2002 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Overall winner, 2002 Kansas City Music Club Scholarship Competition
First Place, 2002 Missouri Music Teachers Association Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Semi-finalist, 2002 Naftzger Solo Competition
First Place, 2001 Music Teachers National Association Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2001 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2001 Music Teachers National Association National Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Third Place (honorable mention), 2001 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Finalist, 2000 Des Moines Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition
First Place, 2000 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition
Second Place, 2000 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Chamber Competition
First Place, 2000 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Third place (honorable mention), 1999 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Finalist, 1999 Leonard Falcone Artist Euphonium Solo Competition
Third place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 1998 Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Finalists (one of three), 1998 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition
Finalist, 1998 Colonial Euphonium and Tuba Institute Solo Euphonium Competition
First Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Freshman/Sophomore Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Freshman/Sophomore Solo Brass Competition
Third Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Freshman/Sophomore Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 1998 MMTA Freshman/Sophomore Chamber Ensemble Competition (Tuba/Euphonium Quartet)
First Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Junior Senior Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Junior Senior Solo Brass Competition
Third Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Junior Senior Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Brass Concerto Competition
Second Place, 1998 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Brass Concerto Competition
First place, 1997 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo (Tuba) Competition
Second place, 1997 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo (Tuba) Competition
Third place, 1997 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo (Euphonium) Competition
Honorable mention, 1997 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo (Euphonium) Competition
Second place, 1997 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Freshman/Sophomore Chamber Ensemble Competition
First place, 1997 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Freshman/Sophomore Solo Brass Competition
Third place (honorable mention), 1997 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition
First place, 1997 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Junior/Senior Solo Brass Competition
First place, 1997 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference Tuba/Euphonium Quartet Competition
First place, 1997 Mississippi Music Teachers Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Winner, 1997 USM Orchestra Concerto Competition
First place, 1997 USM Bands Concerto Competition
Third place, 1996 Music Teachers National Association Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First place, 1996 USM Bands Concerto Competition
Second place, Mississippi Music Teachers Association Junior/Senior Chamber Ensemble Competition (Tuba/Euphonium Quartet)
Second place, 1996 Mississippi Music Teachers Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition


 

Thomas G. Stein
Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium

The University of Missouri - Kansas City
Conservatory of Music and Dance, 4949 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
816.235.5949 fax: 816.235.5264
SteinT@umkc.edu