The VCU tuba studio offers in-depth study in tuba and performing ensembles that give our students the opportunity to develop all aspects of tuba playing.
Students in the tuba studio perform as part of the VCU Low Brass Ensemble, tuba-euphonium quartets, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and, occasionally, a jazz ensemble. In addition to performance opportunities on campus, nearly all of our students are involved as professional musicians in performances at community events, festivals, receptions and churches. The vibrant and active musical culture of Richmond provides a wide variety of experiences for tuba performers.
Tuba students receive weekly private lessons with low brass specialists Ross Walter or Robert Ellithorpe. Students also are involved in a weekly master class that gives them opportunities to perform and learn to critique performances of their peers. Each semester, students perform in studio recitals and brass chamber music recitals.
The VCU tuba studio has been fortunate to host a number of outstanding tuba artists in recent years. These guest artists provide clinics and performance that help students see the art of tuba playing from many different perspectives. The concerts and master classes are also free and open to the public.
Please take the time to browse the VCU Music Web site and be sure to revisit often to access the most current information on our educational events and performances. Please feel free to e-mail or call with any questions.