Dr. Jerry A. Young is Professor of Tuba and Euphonium and has been a member of the music faculty at UW-Eau Claire since 1983. In addition to teaching applied tuba and euphonium, he directs the BASSically BRASS euphonium/tuba ensemble, as well as teaching courses and supervising student teachers in music education and teaching in the university honors program. Young served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp from 1983 to 1993 where he founded the Interlochen Tubafest and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. His former students enjoy successful careers as music educators, in music industry, and in leading orchestras and military bands in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He was editor-in-chief of the ITEA Journal from 1985 - 1988 and 1998 - 2002 and continues to serve as an editorial advisor for that publication. He is a former member of both the ITEA Executive Committee and Board of Directors . In 2010 he was a recipient of the initial ITEA Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship for life-long accomplishment in scholarly research. He is a long-time member of the Board of Trustees for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival and is currently chair of the tuba solo competition music committee. Dr. Young was an assistant editor of The Tuba Source Book (published by Indiana University Press in 1996 and re-released in a new, updated edition in 2006) and has published an edition of the complete Arban Method for Tuba (published by Encore Music Publishing Co.). In 2006 he published a new edition of Herbert L. Clarke's Technical Studies specially edited for euphonium and tuba (published by Really Good Music), and in early 2007 he completed a new edition of the Kopprasch 60 Studies for Tuba (published by Encore Music Publishing). Young is principal tubist with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and has performed throughout Wisconsin with the UW-Eau Claire Faculty Dixieland Band and Faculty Brass Quintet. He also performs as a member of Symphonia, an 18-piece euphonium and tuba ensemble comprised of top performers from across the U.S. Symphonia has performed across the U.S. and in Europe and has released three compact disc recordings. Dr. Young has appeared across the U.S., Europe, and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator. He was selected as the 1999 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Arkansas Department of Music and is a Fellow of the Fulbright Academy of the University of Arkansas.
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