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Charles Decker
Professor
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CDecker@tntech.edu
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Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 215 / Box 5045
931-372-3711
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Jeremy Hansen
Associate Professor
D.M.A. Horn Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa
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JHansen@tntech.edu
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Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 216 / Box 5045
931-372-6089
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Jeremy C. Hansen, Assistant Professor of Horn, joined the Tennessee Tech University music faculty in Fall of 2007. Dr. Hansen holds Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and horn performance from St. Olaf College. He earned his Master’s Degree in Horn Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa. His teachers of horn include Kristin Thelander, W. Peter Kurau, Priscilla McAfee, and Michael Gast. Prior to joining the TTU faculty, he served from 2002 to 2007 as assistant professor of horn and theory at Eastern Illinois University, where he taught horn, theory, aural training, music appreciation, and rock history. He has served as instructor of horn and theory at Columbus (GA) State University, and taught applied horn and methods at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hansen is currently a member of the Bryan Symphony, and for five years acted as principal horn of the Danville (IL) Symphony. He is formerly a member of the Terre Haute Symphony, the Quad City Symphony (Davenport, IA), the Columbus (GA) Symphony, and has performed in the summer months with the St. Louis Symphony. He serves as the Tennessee regional representative for the International Horn Society. Dr. Hansen is an avid fan of solo horn literature and natural horn, frequently presenting sessions on natural horn technique and pedagogy. In January 2012 he traveled to Oxford University to record the horns housed in the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, for use on the collection’s website and visitor multimedia system. This collection consists of Baroque horns, Classical hand horns, and early valve horns. It includes the horns owned by Reginald Morely-Pegge and featured in his book.
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Joshua Hauser
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BM Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, MM New England Conservatory of Music, DMA University of Georgia
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JHauser@tntech.edu
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Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 214 / Box 5045
931-372-6086
http://iweb.tntech.edu/jhauser
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Joshua Hauser, professor of trombone at Tennessee Technological University, has performed extensively in styles ranging from classical to jazz and rock. He holds degrees from Oberlin College Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and the University of Georgia. He is an active performer on both trombone and euphonium, and was a founding member of the Bulldog Brass Society, a quintet led by former Canadian Brass trumpeter Fred Mills. Travels with this group took him to Narbonne, France, where he was a featured solo artist at the 1998 Concours International de Quintettes de Cuivres, and Uruguay, where the quintet did a state sponsored tour and was featured with the Filharmonica de Montevideo. He has performed and recorded with numerous classical and jazz artists including the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble ( Marching, Ragging, and Mourning: Brass Band Music of New Orleans, 1900-1920 ) and Widespread Panic ( 'Til The Medicine Takes ). Dr. Hauser has several compositions and arrangements for trombone ensemble and brass quintet published through Cimarron Music Press, Kagarice Brass Editions, and Music Express Publishing in the Encore Brass Series and his transcription for solo trombone and wind band of Arrows of Time by Richard Peaslee, was premiered in March 2000 at the Eastern Trombone Workshop by New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi with the U. S. Army Band, and was recorded by Scott Hartman and the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble for Summit Records. His recent educational publications for 4-part trombone ensemble, Donut Etudes, v1 and v2, have received widespread acclaim for their use as ensemble coordination studies for trombones. Requests by educators and musicians have prompted a continuing project to create a series of coordination studies for other wind instruments . In addition to his numerous arrangements and transcriptions for mixed brasses and jazz ensembles, Dr. Hauser has also done several arrangements for Winston Morris and the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, including Sister Sadie by Horace Silver and Sidewinder by Lee Morgan, and The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by G. F. Handel, all of which were recorded for Mark Records on the TTTE's Play That Funky Tuba Right, Boy! and Carnegie VI . He was also a featured soloist and arranger on several jazz and classical compositions on Shazam! by the Brass Arts Quintet, also available from Mark Records. Dr. Hauser was the featured soloist on his own composition, EuPhunk for 8-part Euphonium Ensemble and Drums, as a member of Euphoniums Unlimited, a large euphonium ensemble project lead by R. Winston Morris whose eponymous CD was released by Mark Records in December, 2004. In April, 2005, Dr. Hauser recorded a CD of compositions for solo trombone and winds with the Tennessee Tech Symphony Band conducted by Joseph Hermann that is available through Mark Records. Works recorded include Alexandre Guilmant's Morceau Symphonique , the World Premiere recording of TTU composer Greg Danner's Slide Ride , Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Trombone and Band , Dr. Hauser's setting of Richard Peaslee's Arrows of Time , Three Miniatures by Anthony Plog, and Reflective Mood by Sammy Nestico. The Brass Arts Quintet's recent recording, Serengeti: Brass Arts Quintet and Friends, includes his award winning composition, Road Rage, published through Cimarron Music Press, and also features Dr. Hauser as trombone soloist in a new setting of Tommy Dorsey's Trombonology arranged for solo trombone with brass quintet, published through Kagarice Brass Editions. Dr. Hauser's current duties at Tennessee Tech include teaching applied trombone, music theory, and instrumentation; directing Trombones at Tech , the TTU Trombone Choir; and performing with both the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and as director of the Brass Arts Quintet.
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Ralph Morris
Professor
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WMorris@tntech.edu
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Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 218 / Box 5045
931-372-3168