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Dr. Jerry Young to lead international tuba organization

RELEASED: April 19, 2011

Jerry Young
Dr. Jerry Young

EAU CLAIRE — A longtime University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music professor has been selected to lead a prestigious international organization that's dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments.

Dr. Jerry Young will serve as the International Tuba/Euphonium Association's vice president from 2011-2013 and president from 2013-15.

"My involvement with the international organization at this level gives maximum exposure to UW-Eau Claire's department of music and theatre arts in the brass world specifically and in the professional music world at large," said Young, who has taught tuba and euphonium at UW-Eau Claire since 1983. "The university's name recognition that my involvement with this organization has provided opens doors for many of our students seeking jobs and graduate study opportunities."

The association's membership includes performers, educators, students and others from throughout the world, Young said, noting that the organization is recognized as the unified voice of tuba and euphonium performers.

Through his past involvement with the organization, some of the best and brightest performers and teachers in the music profession from around the world have come to the UW-Eau Claire campus to work with students, Young said.

"It makes a difference for our students to know these individuals rather than only reading about them in magazines," Young said. "The primary reason for my involvement in a professional organization such as this one is to provide better educational opportunities and experiences for our students. UW-Eau Claire faculty holding leadership positions in professional organizations is part of what makes our institution a very special place for our students."

As vice president, Young will coordinate the work of the regional chapters of the organization around the world and chair the student advisory committee. As president, he will guide the association's planning and progress. When he moves to the office of past-president, he will chair the advisory board of directors and will be chief adviser to the association president.

In addition to teaching applied tuba and euphonium, Young directs UW-Eau Claire's BASSically BRASS euphonium/tuba ensemble, and teaches courses and supervises student teachers in music education and in the university honors program.

Young was on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp from 1983-93, where he founded the Interlochen Tubafest and performed as a soloist and chamber musician. A former member of the ITEA executive committee and board of directors, he is a past editor of the ITEA Journal and serves as its editorial adviser. In 2010 Young received the ITEA Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship for lifelong accomplishment in scholarly research.

The principal tubist with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, Young also has performed throughout Wisconsin with the UW-Eau Claire Faculty Dixieland Band and Faculty Brass Quintet. He also is a member of Symphonia, an 18-piece euphonium and tuba ensemble composed of top performers from the U.S. Symphonia has performed in the U.S. and in Europe, and has released three CD recordings.

Young also has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, lecturer and adjudicator.

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