Tuba/Euphomium Professor John Manning and six of his students recently attended the Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference in Pittsburg, KS, where Professor Manning performed on a faculty showcase recital and the students competed in several competitions. ALL of them won something:
Kate Wohlman earned an Honorable Mention and Aaron Gaither won First Place in the over-21 solo tuba category. Karina Ferrera won Second Place in the over-21 solo euphonium category and Ben Reid won Third Place in the under-21 euphonium solo competition. Finally, the University of Iowa Tuba-Euphonium Quartet won First Place in the quartet competition.
Earlier in the semester, the entire University of Iowa Tuba Euphonium studio presented a day long tuba-euphonium workshop in Des Moines, IA. The event was held at the Temple for the Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines, and was attended by over thirty high school and middle school students and their band directors. The schedule of events included a warm-up class, a masterclass presented by Professor John Manning, a Hawkeye Marching Band presentation, private lessons taught by Manning and his students, and a “Tuba Hawks” Recital, which included solos, chamber music, and the UI tuba-euphonium ensemble.
“The event was a great success,” said Manning. “We had a great turnout, and both the Des Moines students and my students learned a lot.” Each of the students received a free copy of Manning’s solo CD, and and souvenirs provided by UI Admissions. Manning commented, “I was very proud of my students, and grateful to them and the School of Music for sponsoring this event. We hope to repeat this type of event in the future”