Dr. Jerry A. Young
Ed.D., M.S., University of Illinois
B.S.E., University of Arkansas
Academic Areas: applied tuba, applied euphonium, music education, supervision of student teachers, conductor - BASSically BRASS.
Dr. Jerry A. Young
149 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Dr. Jerry A. Young is Professor Emeritus of Tuba and Euphonium and has been a member of the music faculty at UW-Eau Claire since 1983. Although semi-retired, he continues to teach at UW-Eau Claire on a part-time basis. In addition to teaching applied tuba and euphonium, he directs the BASSically BRASS euphonium/tuba ensemble,and a colloquium in the university honors program called "Songs and Symphonies." Young served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp from 1983 to 1993 where he founded the Interlochen Tubafest and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. His former students enjoy successful careers as music educators, in music industry, and in leading orchestras and military bands in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is currently Immediate Past President of the International Tuba/Euphonium Association, the world-wide association for professional, recreational, and student low brass musicians. His prior involvement with the organization included serving as vice president of the organization from 2011-13, editor-in-chief of the ITEA Journal from 1985-88 and 1998-2002, and he has also frequently served as a member of the ITEA Board of Directors. He is a former member of both the ITEA Executive Committee and Board of Directors. In 2010 he was a recipient of the initial ITEA Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship for life-long accomplishment in scholarly research. He is a long-time member of the Board of Trustees for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival. He is also a past member of the Advisory Board for WUEC 89.7 FM, the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire's Wisconsin Public Radio affiliate. Dr. Young was an assistant editor of The Tuba Source Book (published by Indiana University Press in 1996 and re-released in a new, updated edition in 2006) and has published an edition of the complete Arban Method for Tuba (published by Encore Music Publishing Co.) the best-selling tuba method book around the world since its initial publication in 1996. In 2006 he published a new edition of Herbert L. Clarke's Technical Studies specially edited for euphonium, trombone and tuba (published by Really Good Music), and in 2007 he completed a new edition of the Kopprasch 60 Studies for Tuba (published by Encore Music Publishing). In the summer of 2012 he released the first and only edition of the Kopprasch 60 Studies for Tuba, Op.5 (also publlished by Encore Music Publishing). His most recent project (to be available in late 2015/early 2016 from Encore Music Publishing) in conjunction with Wesley Jacobs, retired principal tubist of the Detroit Symphony, is The Essential Arban, a book designed to assist young students and recreational players that is based on The Arban Complete Method. Young was a founding member of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and was also a founding member of Symphonia, an 18-piece euphonium and tuba ensemble comprised of top performers from across the U.S. Symphonia performed across the U.S. and Europe and released three compact disc recordings during its fifteen-year tenure. Dr. Young has appeared across the U.S., Europe, and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator. He was selected as the 1999 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Arkansas Department of Music and is a Fellow of the Fulbright Academy of the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Young's tuba/euphonium studio web site.
Sabbatical Report (May, 1998): Audition Processes and Procedures in Washington, D.C. Military Bands and Choruses and Selected (Civilian) Professional Orchestras and Choruses
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HNRS 104 Songs and Symphonies
MUSI 167/367 Applied Euphonium and MUSI 168/368 Applied Tuba
Euphonium Audition Music
Tuba Audition Music
MUSI 256/456 BASSically Brass Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble