EUPHONIUM AND TUBA STUDIO

 


The students of the UMKC Tuba and Euphonium Studio hail from throughout the United States; most commonly from the Missouri area (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee) as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Carolina, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Kyoto, Japan. Students are involved in a variety of majors: Performance, Music Theory, Music History, Composition, Music Education, Music Therapy, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Master of Arts, Master of Music Performance, Master of Conducting, Master of Composition, Master of Music Education, Master of Music History and Literature, Master of Music Theory, Master of Music Therapy, DMA in Conducting, DMA in Performance, PhD in Music Education.

In addition to the major instrumental performing ensembles -  Conservatory Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, Conservatory Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band, Music Nova (contemporary music ensemble) - students are strongly encouraged to participate in a wide variety of musical organizations: jazz combos, brass quintets, tuba quartets, choral ensembles, commercial ensembles, et al.

Students study from the standard solo literature for the euphonium and tuba. All students perform each semester, most presenting full recitals each semester. Students are expected to perform at a high level of competence. Thus, the students are highly active in competitions: approximately 85% of the studio participates in state, regional, national and international solo and chamber ensemble competitions.

The euphonium and tuba students have distinguished themselves off the stage as well as on. Students have won many academic awards including the Chancellor's Scholar Award, Bright Flight Scholar, Dean's Fellowship, and have presented at clinics and conferences including the CMS Great Plains Chapter, Rocky Mountain States International Tuba-Euphonium Association Regional Conference, and the Great Plains Tuba Euphonium Conference.


Recent Performance Honors and Awards

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, 2013 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
Honorable mention, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Honorable mention, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Honorable mention, 2012 Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate 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, 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 MTNA 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 (GPRTEC) Quartet Competition
Second Place, 2005 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (GPRTEC) Quartet Competition
First Place, 2005 Tubonium Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Euphonium Competition
Overall winner, 2005 Kansas City Music Club Scholarship Competition
Winner, UMKC 2005 Concerto/Aria Competition
Winner, 2004 U.S. Open Brass Band Championships, Solo Competition
First Place, 2004 MMTA Collegiate Honors Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Third Place (honorable mention), 2004 MMTA Collegiate Honors Graduate Brass Solo Competition
Third Place (honorable mention), 2004 MMTA Collegiate Honors Lower Division Brass Solo Competition
Semi-finalist, 2004 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Artist Division Solo Euphonium Competition
First Place, 2004 MTNA National Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Semi-finalist, 2004 Naftzger Solo Competition
Overall winner, 2004 Kansas City Music Club Scholarship Competition
First Place, 2004 MTNA Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2003 MTNA State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2003 MTNA 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 MTNA Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Winner, UMKC Concerto/Aria Competition
First Place, 2003 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (GPRTEC) Solo Competition
Second Place, 2003 GPRTEC Solo Competition
First Place, 2003 Texas Regional Tuba - Euphonium Conference Solo Competition
First Place, 2002 MTNA State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2002 MTNA 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 MTNA Regional Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
First Place, 2001 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Solo Brass Competition
Second Place, 2001 MTNA National Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Third Place (honorable mention), 2001 MTNA 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 MTNA State Collegiate Artist Chamber Competition
First Place, 2000 MTNA State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition
Third place (honorable mention), 1999 MTNA State Collegiate Artist Solo Brass Competition

Typical Literature for Tuba Majors
Underclassmen (freshman & sophomore)
Arnold, M. Fantasy for Tuba
Barat, J. E. Introduction and Dance
Brahms, J. 5 Songs. arr. D. Little.
Gregson, E. Tuba Concerto
Haddad, D. Suite for Tuba
Hindemith, P. Sonata
Marcello, B. Six Sonatas
Sibbing, R. Sonata
Tcherepnin, A. Andante
Vaughan Williams, R. Concerto for Tuba
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Upperclassmen (junior & senior)
Besozzi, J. Sonata in B-dur
Broughton, B. Sonata (Concerto)
Curnow, J. Variations on an Aboriginal Melody
Madsen, T. Sonata
Plog, A. Three Miniatures
Schostakovich, D. Limpid Stream
Stevens, H. Sonata
Stevens. J. Triumph of the Demon Gods
Williams, John. Concerto
Wyatt, S. Lifepoints
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Typical Literature for Euphonium Majors
Underclassmen (freshman & sophomore)
Barat, J. E. Introduction and Dance
Barnes, J. Yorkshire Ballad.
Fiocco, J. Arioso and Allegro
Jacob, G. Fantasia
Marcello, B. Six Sonatas
Sulek, S. Sonata (vox Gabrielle)
Telemann, G. P. Sonata in F minor
White, D. Lyric Suite
Wilby, P. Partita Veneziana
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Upperclassmen (junior & senior)
Besozzi, A. Sonata in B-dur
Bourgeous, D. Concerto for Trombone or Euphonium
Casterede, J. Suite Concertante
Curnow, J. Symphonic Variants
Gillingham, D. Blue Lake Fantasies
Paganini, G. Cantabile. arr G. Richards
Sparke, P. Concerto
Sparke, P. Party Piece
Wilby, P. Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra
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Course Syllabi/Schedules:
Undergraduate Applied Tuba and Euphonium (BME & BM)
Graduate Applied Tuba and Euphonium
Undergraduate Applied Tuba and Euphonium (BA-THERAPY) Brass Chamber Ensembles

 

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