Music

Upcoming Events

  

Kelly Thomas, Tuba and Euphonium Guest Artist

Masterclass 6:00 PM, Recital 7:30 PM

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke, Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Dr. Thomas was appointed tuba/euphonium instructor at the University of Tennessee in 2014.  Prior to his appointment at UT, Dr. Thomas was the tuba/euphonium professor at the University of Arizona for thirteen years.  A native of Flagstaff, Arizona, he began his studies with R. Winston Morris at Tennessee Technological University.  There he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education.  He also holds a Master of Music degree in music education from Arizona State University where he studied with Sam Pilafian.  Kelly completed a Doctor of Musical arts degree at Arizona State University in 2006.  Professor Thomas participated in the famed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble (TTTE), under the direction of R. Winston Morris, while at TTU.   Kelly has appeared as a soloist as well as an ensemble member on the following recording’s affiliated with the TTTE:  Euphoniums Unlimited (Mark Records 2004), The Kings of Brass (Mark Records 2001), Tubalogy 601 (Mark Records 2000), and Unleash the Beast (Mark Records 1995).  In 1995 and 2007 Kelly performed at Carnegie Hall as a soloist and ensemble member with the TTTE.  Dr. Thomas has collaborated with Gunther Schuller, Adam Gorb, James Grant, Greg Danner, and David Maslanka in recent years.    Professor Thomas has also performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) Conferences in Linz, Austria; Las Vegas, NV; Conway, Arkansas; Cincinnati, OH; Tucson, AZ and Regina, Canada.  He has also performed at the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Washington D.C.  In 2010 Dr. Thomas hosted the ITEA International Conference at the University of Arizona with over 100 performers and 600 participants. In 2003 and 2007 he hosted the ITEA Regional Conference in Tucson, AZ on the campus of the University of Arizona and in 2010 hosted the International Conference of ITEA with over 600 participants.  In 2005, Kelly conducted the University of Arizona Brass Choir and performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.  Kelly is a founding member and tubist for the Original Wildcat Jass Band, a traditional New Orleans and Chicago jazz band.  This touring ensemble has been featured throughout the southwest and Mexico as well as New Mexico, California, ad Colorado.  They released their debut recording entitled Introducing…The Original Wildcat Jass Band in 2004Their second recording, I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, was released in 2007. Their third recording, Two Deuces, was released in 2008.  Their fourth recording, The Original Wildcat Jass Band: Live! was released in 2010.  Their fifth recording, Minor Drag, was released in 2012.  Kelly also was featured on a recording of the rhythm section of the Jass Band, Rhythm Street, released in 2008.  Kelly Thomas also founded and is a featured member of an exciting new chamber ensemble Eufonix.  This unique quartet released their debut recording in 2010 and their second recording Brink! in 2012.  Dr. Thomas is an artist and clinician for Besson/Buffet Crampon.

 

UNCP Tuba Euphonium Studio Solo Recital

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke, Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Join us for student tuba and euphonium soloists in this recital featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Edward Gregson, Eric Ewazen, and more!

 

9th Annual Octubafest Concert: The UNCP Tuba Euphonium Ensemble

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke, Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Join us for the 9th Annual Octubafest, presented by the UNCP Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, in a performance you won’t want to miss! Free and open to the public, our evening of German fun includes traditional German favorites such as Beer Barrel Polka and In Ein Hofbrau Haus, as well as new music for low brass. Dr. Hersey will give a solo performance, and as always, we welcome students and performers of all ages to join us on stage for our final number, Dr. Hersey’s arrangement of In Ein Hofbrau Haus.  Parts are available for tuba and euphonium in bass and treble clef upon request! 

Michael Parker, Tuba, and CEO/Founder/Designer, Parker Mouthpieces

Masterclass and Music Business Lecture

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke

Date and Time to be determined, check back for details! Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Michael Parker received his B.M. in Tuba Performance from Northwestern University, and pursued graduate studies in tuba and music history at the University of Missouri- Columbia. Michael’s principal studies were with Rex Martin, Cathy Cole, and Dr. David Kutz. Michael Parker worked closely with Arnold Jacobs as proctor for the final two years of the Wind Workshops given at Northwestern University.  Michael has performed with the Washington National Opera, Fairfax Symphony, Bay Street Brass Works, Lyric Brass, Elmhurst Symphony, Kenosha Symphony, Missouri Brass Consortium, and University of Missouri Faculty Brass Quintet. He has made solo appearances with PAI Wind Ensemble, Cascade Youth Symphony, Northwestern University Tuba Ensemble, PAI Faculty Brass, and Cinco de Brasso.  Michael Parker is instructor of low brass and chamber music at the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore and also operates his own studios in Howard and Montgomery Counties, MD. Michael is the CEO/Founder/Designer of Parker Mouthpieces, www.parkermouthpieces.com.

 

Chamber Music Evening, featuring Tuba Euphonium Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke, Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Come hear the UNC Pembroke Tuba Choir, Euphonium Choir, and Quartets, Trios, and Duos as the music department celebrates with an evening of chamber music from across the instrumental program.

 

December 2015 TubaChristmas Concert Celebration!

This date is still being determined, check back soon for details!

Givens Performing Arts Center, UNC Pembroke, Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

 

Spring Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Concert: On the Sea

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke, Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Join the UNCP Tuba Euphonium Ensemble in our spring concert, featuring music surrounding the ocean and sailing!  Music by Gary Buttery, Sousa, Ken Langer, and more!  Dr. Hersey will give a solo performance and there will be a reception to follow.

 

Chamber Music Evening, featuring Tuba Euphonium Chamber Ensembles

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke, Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Come hear the UNC Pembroke Tuba Choir, Euphonium Choir, and Quartets, Trios, and Duos as the music department celebrates with an evening of chamber music from across the instrumental program.

 

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