Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 216
D.M.A. Horn Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa
Jeremy C. Hansen, Associate 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.
BM Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, MM New England Conservatory of Music, DMA University of Georgia
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 has performed and recorded with numerous classical and jazz artists including the Nashville Symphony, 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 and his setting 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 has been 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, Sidewinder by Lee Morgan, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by G. F. Handel, and the Toccata from Symphony V by Charles-Marie Widor, all of which were recorded for Mark Records on the TTTE’s Play That Funky Tuba Right, Boy!, Carnegie VI and the upcoming Carnegie VIII. 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 titled Slide Ride. 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 2006 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. Fall of 2013 saw the release of both Dr. Hauser’s collaboration with TTU Professor of Percussion Dr. Eric Willie titled edge (ej) and the 50th anniversary recording of the Brass Arts Quintet, Suites and Treats. Consisting entirely of new works for tenor and bass trombone and percussion with the exception of William Kraft’s seminal Encounters IV: Duel for Trombone and Percussion, edge (ej) features commissions from TTU Professor Greg Danner and Doug Bristol as well as works by Aaron Dale, Perry Goldstein, Christian Lindberg, and David William Brubeck. Suites and Treats features works composed and/or arranged specifically for TTU’s Brass Arts Quintet, including Hauser’s own Juba Groove, Fanfare and Groove, and new settings of Holiday for Strings and Sweet Georgia Brown. Under Dr. Hauser’s direction, Trombones at Tech, the TTU Trombone Choir, has performed at the opening ceremonies of the 2006 TNMEA conference, at the 2007 Eastern Trombone Workshop, at the 2011 Tennessee State Fair, and were invited performers at both the 2013 International Trombone Workshop in Columbus, GA and the Atlanta Trombone Ensemble’s 2014 International Trombone Week concert. Trombones at Tech contribute to their ongoing mission to encourage knowledge and appreciation of the trombone through the performance of works for multiple trombones through their performances, recordings and by bringing guest artists to middle TN. In recent years, they have hosted guest performances on campus by Joseph Alessi, Ron Barron, James Box, Brad Edwards, Tom Ervin, Bill Huber, Don Lucas, Matt Niess and the Capitol Bones, Quatour du Sud, Slide Company (Roy Agee, Chris Dunn, Barry Green, Josh Hauser, and Bill Huber, trombones), and the Trombones de Costa Rica. Trombones at Tech have produced two CDs on the Mark Custom Recordings label which are both available on iTunes and through major retailers: Areté and Christmas Trombones: Slidin’ into the Holidays. 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. Joshua Hauser is an S. E. Shires performing artist.
Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 218
Professor of Music Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, Tennessee, USA R. Winston Morris has been internationally recognized for the past five decades as one of the leaders in the advancement of the tuba. He is Professor of Music and Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Tennessee Technological University, in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he has been on the faculty since 1967. Morris is regarded as the leading authority on the literature for the tuba, was one of the founding fathers of the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association (T.U.B.A.), and acknowledged worldwide as the major authority on the development of the tuba ensemble. He is the Senior Editor for the recently published Tuba Source Book, conductor of the large professional tuba/euphonium ensemble, Symphonia, founder and co-producer of the new tuba jazz ensemble, The MJT PROJECT, and has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association as well as the 2003 Tenn Tech University Caplenor Research Award, the most prestigious award presented annually to TTU faculty. As a performer on the tuba, Morris has toured throughout the United States, Australia, Europe, and Japan. He was a member of the acclaimed TUBAJAZZ CONSORT, has performed and toured with the Original Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band and is the tubist with the Tennessee Tech University Brass Arts Quintet. Morris is also very active as a soloist and presenter of tuba clinics and master classes. He has been the featured clinician at state conventions throughout the United States; at regional, national, and international tuba workshops; and appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the United States Army Band, the Sapporo Wind Ensemble, the SL'Musikkar Concert Band of Stockholm, and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. The Tuba Music Guide by Morris was published in 1973 by the Instrumentalist Company and was highly regarded throughout the brass world as a definitive publication and reviewed as "the most comprehensive annotated bibliography of music ever compiled for any one instrument." Other publications of Morris include the Introduction to Orchestral Excerpts for the Tuba published by Shawnee Press and a large number of transcribed and arranged solo and ensemble works for tuba published by The Brass Press, Southern Music Company, and a signature collection of publications, the R. Winston Morris Solo and Ensemble Series, currently being released by Ludwig Music Publishing Company. R. Winston Morris was one of the founders of the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, a 2,500-member professional international organization of euphoniumists and tubists. He has served as President, Vice President, Past President, Publications Coordinator, Journal (Newsletter) Editor, and currently serves on the Honorary Advisory Board of T.U.B.A. In 1967, Morris organized and founded the now internationally recognized Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble (TTTE). The TTTE has performed extensively throughout the eastern half of the United States. They have presented performances at regional, national and international symposia and workshops sponsored by T.U.B.A (I.T.E.A.), the International Brass Congress, and the Music Educators National Conference. They have thirteen commercially produced recordings that have received the highest accolades from members of the music profession. The TTTE is responsible for hundreds of arrangements and compositions for tuba ensemble and for providing the inspiration and leadership for the formation of such ensembles internationally. The TTTE has performed on Bourbon Street and at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Disney World, the National MENC Conference in Chicago, the International T.U.B.A. Conference in Austin, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and six unprecedented Carnegie Recital Hall appearances. Morris serves as a consultant and clinician for Miraphone Corporation, a leading German manufacturer of professional and student caliber brass instruments. He is Coordinator of Brass Instruction at Tennessee Tech and responsible for a large and very active tuba/euphonium studio. His students have been very successful in the music education field and have won many national auditions in the performance area.
Raquel Rodriquez is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Tennessee Tech University. Raquel maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, and scholar. Raquel is principal trumpet of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and performs with the Brass Arts Quintet, both faculty ensembles-in-residence at Tennessee Tech. Raquel is principal cornet with the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band and an associate member with Seraph Brass, a brass quintet comprised of top female brass players in North America.
A versatile musician, Raquel has performed and/or recorded with a variety of artists and ensembles including: Tony Bennett, Idina Menzel, Adele, Sunflower Music Festival Orchestra, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Fountain City Brass Band, Lexington Brass Band, Fillmore Wind Band, Frank Simon Band, Athena Brass Band, Synergy Brass Quintet, Brass Theater with the Canadian Brass, and the Tony Award winning show, Blast!. In 2013, Raquel recorded “Cincinnati Virtuosity – The Cornet Solos of Frank Simon and Herman Bellstedt” which is available on Amazon and iTunes. Dr. Rodriquez is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer and Denis Wick Companies.
An active clinician, Raquel has presented sessions at the College Music Society – Southern Regional Conference, Midwest Clinic, Historic Brass Society Symposium, TMEA (TX), OMEA (OH), KMEA (KY), GMEA (2018), and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. Raquel has recently performed and/or presented master classes at Virginia Tech University, Georgia State University, University of Arizona, TAMU-Corpus Christi, TAMU-Kingsville, Wright State University, Michigan State University, Luther College, University of Kentucky, University of Florida, University of Louisville, and the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Raquel’s scholarly activities have resulted in articles published in the Instrumentalist Magazine and ITG Journal.
Raquel has served as an adjudicator at the National Trumpet Competition and International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference. Active in the ITG organization, Raquel is the Editor of the Trumpet Technology Column in the ITG Journal and serves on the Board of Directors. Raquel co-hosted the 2014 International Women’s Brass Conference and served as the campus co-liaison of the 2016 Governor’s Scholar Program (KY) on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. Rodriquez holds the DMA in Trumpet Performance from The University of North Texas where she studied with renowned trumpet pedagogue, Keith Johnson. She earned the MA and Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from West Texas A&M University where she studied with Mr. David Ritter.