Frost Student, Jason Donnelly, Takes Home First Prize at International Euphonium Tuba Festival

Frost Student, Jason Donnelly, Takes Home First Prize at International Euphonium Tuba Festival

Frost School Assistant Professor Tindall and Frost Student Jason Donnelly
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Frost School Assistant Professor Tindall and Frost Student Jason Donnelly

Frost Student, Jason Donnelly, Takes Home First Prize at International Euphonium Tuba Festival

By UM News
Huge Win for Jason Donnelly at the International Euphonium Tuba Festival.

Frost School of Music is proud of current student, Jason Donnelly, who competed in the 15th Annual International Euphonium Tuba Festival. The 2018 weeklong festival in Atlanta, invited guest artists and performers from around the world to learn and inspire one another. Participants included college undergraduate and graduate students, high school players, and motivated recreational players. Donnelly won 1st prize in the Artist Division Solo Competition.

“The festival was a fantastic playing and learning experience. It gave me the opportunity to work one-on-one with a number of world-renowned euphonium and tuba players, many of whom I have looked up to for a long time. Winning the competition was honestly a huge shock. I had spent countless hours preparing the repertoire, and felt that I performed very well, but it was still a (very pleasant!) surprise to hear my name called,” said Donnelly.

In addition, Donnelly’s Frost Assistant Professor of tuba and euphonium, Aaron Tindall, was a guest artist and teacher at the International Euphonium Tuba Festival.

2018 Guest Artists & Teachers (subject to change):

  • Øystein Baadsvik - International Soloist (NORWAY)
  • Alan Baer - New York Philharmonic
  • Brian Bowman - University of North Texas
  • Zach Collins - Indiana University Pennsylvania
  • Richard Demy - Historical Instruments
  • Tormod Flaten - Royal Norwegian Naval Band (NORWAY)
  • Adam Frey - International Soloist, Univ. of North Georgia
  • James Gourlay - River City Brass Band (SCOTLAND)
  • Joanna Hersey - University of NC - Pembroke
  • Jukka Myllys - Sibelius Academy (FINLAND)
  • Bill Pritchard - Lee University
  • Thomas Ruedi - Bern Conservatory (SWITZERLAND)
  • David Thornton - Royal Northern College of Music (UK)
  • Aaron Tindall - University of Miami

For more information on the 15th Annual International Euphonium Tuba Festival, please click here.