Arnold Jacobs: His Global Influence
- Arnold Jacobs, tubist of the Chicago Symphony 1944-1988, was one of the most influential brass teachers of the 20th century. This panel of former Jacobs students have devoted themselves to preserving the legacy of Jacobs' teaching and philosophies through the publication of books, CDs and video interviews. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Arnold Jacobs' birth, the panel will share personal perspectives about what made Arnold Jacobs such an extraordinary performer and teacher, with an emphasis on practical means that can enhance the performance of any brass player, and how Jacobs' pedagogical influences are continuing to be felt around the globe
- Michael Grose (HallJ@cso.org)
- 12/17/2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
- Michael Grose joined the University of Oregon music faculty in 2001 as Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium. Prior to coming to Oregon, Grose was principal tuba of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra since 1986 and the Hilton Head Orchestra since 1990. He is currently the principal tuba of the Eugene Symphony. Grose received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northwestern University, where he was a student of Arnold Jacobs beginning in 1981. After graduation, he continued his private study with Jacobs until 1998. Before assuming his position in Savannah, Grose was a tubist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Illinois Philharmonic. He has performed with the Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Honolulu, Charleston, and Jacksonville symphonies, and the Boise Philharmonic. He is also a regular substitute with the Oregon Symphony, and Oregon Ballet Theatre orchestra. An accomplished chamber musician, Grose received the Sweepstakes Award at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, making him the first tubist to receive that prize. Grose was also a prize-winner at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California. Both awards came while he was a member of the Chicago-based Asbury Brass Quintet. A founding member of the Millar Brass Ensemble, Grose has recorded with the Chicago Symphony for London/Decca, and the Millar Brass Ensemble on the Crystal Records label. Mr. Grose has worked with such notable conductors as Sir George Solti, James Levine, Mistislav Rostropovich, Zdenek Mácal, Giancarlo Guerrero, Carlos Kalmar, James DePriest, Jorge Mester, and John Williams. Professor Grose is a member of the Oregon Brass Quintet, the faculty brass ensemble at the University of Oregon. Since coming to UO, he developed the website - www.TubaPeople.com - to highlight UO tuba-euphonium activities, and to offer educational/pedagogical materials about the tuba and euphonium to interested students, educators, and enthusiasts. Additionally, his YouTube channel - TubaPeopleTV - has garnered worldwide attention and praise for highlighting the pedagogy and professional stature of longtime Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal tuba, Arnold Jacobs. Mr. Grose was formerly an adjunct faculty member at Armstrong State University, Georgia Southern University, and was a faculty-artist at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina from 1996-2007.