Published: Thu Feb 6, 2014
Student members of the Tennessee Tech University tuba ensemble will perform in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York City March 13.
The group is comprised of 26 musicians from around the county and will perform at various venues on their way to and back from New York.
The tour will also include performances at the National Association for Music Educators national convention, the U.S. Army Band tuba conference in Washington, D.C., and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference and the National Adjudicators Invitational Festival.
The Tennessee Tech tuba ensemble has performed eight times at Carnegie Hall and was the first of its kind to perform there in 1976. It has also performed in two World’s Fairs, in the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the International Brass Congress, Disney World and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
It is in its 47th year, has nearly 30 recordings to its name and was the subject of a National Public Television documentary, “Tuba U: Basso Profundo.” It was founded in 1967 by TTU tuba professor R. Winston Morris.