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December, 19, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM




Philip Sinder

Philip Sinder

Bill Waterman

Bill Waterman

Will Sutton

Will Sutton

Tuba and Euphonium Fundamentals and Daily Routines – Practical Hints and Exercises to Energize Students of All Ages

Clinic Synopsis:

Our clinic will provide helpful suggestions and exercises for building success in tuba and euphonium players from middle school to collegiate levels. The panelists will explore pedagogical solutions to low brass basics. Those elements will be framed in an exploration of a daily routine on euphonium and tuba, with examples drawn from several recent publications which the clinicians authored. Our routines include a balance of fundamentals with a goal reinforcing musicality at each opportunity.

Philip Sinder - Biographical Information

Philip Sinder is professor of tuba and euphonium at the Michigan State University College of Music. His students are found in performance and teaching positions throughout the United States and abroad,and have won awards in numerous solo competitions. Sinder has performed with many leading ensembles, including the Detroit Symphony, Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, and Houston Symphony. He has served since 1982 as principal tuba with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, having appeared twice with the LSO as a featured soloist. Sinder is also a founding member of the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and performs frequently with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Chamber Winds, and the Beaumont Brass Quintet of MSU. His solo tuba recording, “Aerodynamics”, has received strong critical acclaim, and he has performed on over 20 large ensemble and brass quintet recordings. Sinder served as an associate editor for the 2006 Indiana University Press book, “Guide to the Tuba Repertoire”. In 2009, Sinder was the recipient of the inaugural Withrow Excellence in Teaching Award at Michigan State University, and in 2017 he received the International Tuba Euphonium Association Excellence in Teaching Award. He authored an extensive set of method books, in versions for tuba and euphonium, titled “Daily Routines”, which was published in 2023 by Mountain Peak Music. He currently serves as chairman for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, and since 2005 has been a Valade Teaching Fellow at the Interlochen Arts Camp.

Bill Waterman - Biographical Information

Dr. Bill Waterman is Associate Professor of Music at Boise State University where he teaches Tuba and is the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands. He also serves as the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director for the Brass Band of the Treasure Valley. His award-winning career as an educator, conductor, arranger, and performer has included collaborations with musicians and ensembles across the country, as well as a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. A two-time DCI Finalist with the Crossmen Bill is regularly an educator and consultant for DCI groups and school groups across the country. He is an active member in several professional organizations such as CBDNA, NAfME, the International Tuba Euphonium Association, and the North American Brass Band Association where he served three terms on the board of directors. He proudly represents the Eastman Music Company as a performing artist and educator.

Will Sutton - Biographical Information

DR. WILL SUTTON is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Northwest Missouri State University where he leads the Northwest Concert Band as well as teaches low brass and music theory. He spends his summers teaching music theory and low brass at the New England Music Camp in Sydney, Maine. Will has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Topeka Symphony, St. Joseph Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Orchestra of Northern New York, Holland Symphony, and Capital Region Wind Ensemble. He’s been invited to perform and present at the Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference, International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference, and as a soloist with many College and University ensembles throughout the United States. Will has attended the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival as both a competitor and adjudicator. His solo playing can be heard under the Kendor Music label. Will is an Eastman-Willson artist, performing on the Willson 2900 and Eastman 836/866.