Eastman Summer Tuba & Euphonium Institute

UPDATE (May 23, 2023): This institute has been cancelled for Summer 2023. We are no longer accepting registrations.

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Eastman Summer Tuba & Euphonium Institute
July 31-August 4, 2023 / Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. plus some evenings
Room: MC 311

Scott Tegge, coordinator
Faculty: Scott Tegge, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mark Kellogg, Eastman School of Music
Guest faculty TBA

The Eastman Summer Tuba & Euphonium Institute is a weeklong experience where you will hone your musicianship, strengthen career-building skills, and expand your network of colleagues and mentors. Every participant will have the opportunity to perform in a masterclass, play in small and large tuba/euphonium ensembles, and take a private lesson with one of the faculty members. We will also have daily warm-up classes, special workshops on health and wellness, and a session on how to create a life in music. The institute ends with a Participant Chamber Music Concert.

After a Sunday evening welcome and orientation session, each day will include a variety of classes and seminars, including:

  • Faculty-led group warm-up classes
  • Masterclasses
  • Chamber ensembles (small groups and large tuba/euphonium ensemble)
  • Individual practice time and private lessons with faculty
  • Special topics discussions and a mock audition

The Institute is designed for advanced high school, college, and graduate-level students. Adult lifelong learners are also welcome!

This institute is designed as a residential program; participants age 14 and older may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center. The housing cost includes three meals per day. Students must be 14 by the first day of the program in order to stay in the Student Living Center; students under age 14 may not stay on campus and will need to make alternate housing arrangements. Note that housing space is limited this year; please reserve early once you have confirmed you will attend. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Begins with an orientation meeting on Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in A902
Faculty Concert: Monday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Hall
Participant Concert: Friday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Hall

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Welcome and Orientation, Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in A902
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Friday, August 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Hatch Hall

$725 / noncredit (institute tuition only)
$1,265 / tuition with housing and meals

“[The] teachers were very knowledgeable and I learned so much throughout preparations. I learned how to listen to music with a better ear, practice efficiently, & warm up.” — 2022 Tuba & Euphonium Institute participant


How to apply:

No audition is required, but please provide a copy of your music resume and a short performance recording (about 5 minutes of contrasting material; can be solos, etudes, or excerpts) to help with ensemble placement.

Applicants are encouraged to present repertoire by composers who have been traditionally underrepresented by virtue of their gender, race, ethnicity, or cultural heritage.
Search composers using the following database links:
Anna’s Composer Database: https://annascomposerdatabase.com
Institute for Composer Diversity: https://www.composerdiversity.com/
or resources available here: https://libguides.esm.rochester.edu/c.php?g=1057653&p=7705809

Please send video or sound file links together in one Word document as shown in the example template below (do not forward individual links to the Summer@Eastman office), name and save the file, then attach the Word document to your Summer@Eastman registration using the built-in file uploader. Links should be “active” so that videos can be viewed directly from your document; you may wish to test this before sending your registration. Please send your recording(s) by May 15, 2023.

Template for sending video/sound file links

Read our blog: Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman Summer Tuba and Euphonium Institute