Eastman Summer Tuba & Euphonium Institute

NOTE: Eastman’s Student Living Center will be completely closed for renovations during Summer 2024; on-campus housing and dining will not be available. All participants will need to make their own arrangements for housing and meals.

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Eastman Summer Tuba & Euphonium Institute
July 22-26, 2024 / Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. plus some evenings
Room: ESM 404

Faculty: Justin Benavidez
Guest: 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 a faculty member. We will also have daily fundamentals classes, a panel discussion on career-building, a mock audition for both tuba and euphonium, a participant recital, and a participant chamber music concert.

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

  • Faculty-led group fundamentals classes
  • Masterclasses
  • Chamber ensembles (small groups and large tuba/euphonium ensemble)
  • Private lessons with faculty
  • Individual practice time 
  • Special topics discussions: Career Building, Social Media in Music, Instrument Doubling, University Teaching
  • Mock auditions

This institute is designed for undergraduate students, graduate-level students, and early career professionals. Enrollment limited to 10 tubists and 10 euphonium players.

This institute is designed for collegiate and postgraduate players age 18+ (our high school institute is planned to return in 2025). No audition is required, but please provide a copy of your music résumé and a short performance recording (about 5 minutes of contrasting material; can be solos, etudes, or excerpts) to help with ensemble placement. To apply, please email your résumé and recording link(s) to Professor Benavidez at jbenavidez@esm.rochester.edu (use this template if you need help putting a résumé together). Registration deadline: May 1, 2024.

Template for sending video/sound file links

Begins with a Faculty Concert on Sunday, July 21, 2024 in Hatch Recital Hall, followed by Orientation in the hall
Participant Concert: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall

$755 / noncredit only

“[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

Registration opens January 2024

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