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Tuba and euphonium festival features free concert

Oct. 6, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's 32nd annual Tubafest is Saturday, Oct. 13, and will culminate in a free, public performance at 5:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Tubafest is a gala music festival for tuba and euphonium. It begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center. All tuba and euphonium enthusiasts from the community and beyond are welcome and encouraged to bring their instruments. The registration cost for all festival participants is $15.

This year's festival and evening performance will feature internationally renowned tuba player Jason Roland Smith, associate professor of tuba and euphonium at Ohio University and tubist with OhioBrass.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Smith performs at conferences, festivals and universities internationally. He regularly performs with orchestras throughout the Midwest, including Ohio Valley Symphony and West Virginia Symphony. He is highly active as a judge and clinician. Before joining Ohio University, he served on the faculties of Wright State University, College of Mount St. Joseph, Northern Kentucky University, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Cannon Music Camp, teaching various courses in music theory, electronic music, composition, and rock and roll history.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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