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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
TUBA & EUPHONIUM STUDIO

The Florida State University Tuba and Euphonium Studio has a distinct tradition of developing leaders in the fields of music performance, music education, and music therapy. The FSU College of Music combines comprehensive degree programs with leading faculty and talented ensembles, offering students the highest quality of educational atmospheres. Within this setting, the FSU Tuba and Euphonium Studio cultivates a supportive environment and challenges each student to maximize their potential. The studio is comprised of students majoring in music performance, music education, music therapy, music theory, and arts administration, totaling approximately 30 undergraduate and graduate students that come to FSU from across the United States.

The FSU Tuba and Euphonium Studio maintains an active performance schedule on and off campus. Students have been invited for performances at the 2018 and 2020 Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences, the 2019 United States Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop, and the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. 

Hear our tuba/euphonium octet performance at the 2019 United States Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Workshop

 

 

Florida State University Student Success

2019-2020:

ANTHONY BORDA

Finalist, SERTEC Solo Tuba Young Artist Competition

HARRISON BROWN

Scholarship for MM Studies, New England Conservatory

Orchestral Fellowship, Sewanee Music Festival

IAN GRAVES

Finalist, SERTEC Mock Tuba Audition

TURNER GRAY

Graduate Assistantship for MM Studies, Washington State University

Scholarship for MM Studies, Northwestern University

SHELDON MARTIN

Appointed Assistant Director of Bands, Lake Nona High School, Orlando, FL

BRANDON SMITH

Finalist, United States Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop Solo Tuba Competition

Finalist, SERTEC Solo Tuba Artist Competition

RYAN SORENSON

Finalist, SERTEC Solo Tuba Artist Competition

AUSTIN THORNTON

Finalist, SERTEC Solo Euphonium Young Artist Competition

JONAH ZIMMERMAN

Semifinalist, United States Air Force Ceremonial Band Euphonium Audition

Finalist, SERTEC Mock Euphonium Audition

Finalist, MWRTEC Mock Euphonium Audition

Finalist, MWRTEC Solo Euphonium Artist Competition

FSU TUBA/EUPHONIUM QUARTET

Jonah Zimmerman, Jordan Masone, Brandon Smith, Ian Graves

Finalist, SERTEC Quartet Competition

2018-2019:

IAN GRAVES

Orchestral Fellowship, Eastern Music Festival

COLBY HOLLINGSWORTH

Appointed Director of Bands, Heritage High School, Palm Bay, FL

STEPHEN MAYO

Appointed Associate Director of Bands, Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach, FL

IAN MCCOLLUM

Semifinalist, Leonard Falcone Festival Solo Euphonium Artist Competition

Appointed Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

JESSE MCCOLLUM

Winner, Substitute Tuba Audition, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

DANIEL MENTZER

Orchestral Fellowship, Sewanee Music Festival

JONATHAN SIMS

Appointed Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL

BRANDON SMITH

Semifinalist, Louisville Orchestra Principal Tuba Audition

Finalist, Florida Orchestra Principal Tuba Audition

Winner, ITEC Arnold Jacobs Mock Tuba Audition

2017-2018:

HARRISON BROWN

Orchestral Fellowship, Sewanee Music Festival

COLBY HOLLINGSWORTH

Finalist, SERTEC Solo Tuba Artist Competition

CHRIS MARTIN

Graduate Scholarship (MM), University of North Texas

IAN MCCOLLUM

Second Place, SERTEC Solo Euphonium Artist Competition

FSU TUBA EUPHONIUM/QUARTET

Harrison Brown, Chris Martin, Sheldon Martin, Ian McCollum

Second Place, SERTEC Quartet Competition

Each year, we host several distinguished guest artists for recitals and master classes. These guests have included:

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2019-2020

Canadian Brass

Aubrey Foard, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Adam Frey, University of North Georgia

Thomas Leleu, International Solo Artist

Daniel Rowland, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Justin Stowe, The 282nd United States Army Band

2018-2019

Presidio Brass

Fritz Kaenzig, University of Michigan

Alex Lapins, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Charles Villarrubia, University of Texas at Austin

2017-2018

Axiom Brass

Austin Howle, Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Jarrett McCourt, New World Symphony

Kazuhiro Nakamura, Osaka College of Music

Bill Pritchard, Amplituba

David Zerkel, University of Georgia