The UGA Tuba Euphonium Studio
A Home for Aspiring Professionals
The Tuba and Euphonium studio at the University of Georgia has produced professional performers, educators, and people of many different vocations all over the nation. The studio is led by Dr. Matthew Shipes, and consists of 18 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students who study the tuba, euphonium, and sometimes both. Members of the studio participate in weekly lessons, masterclasses, and chamber ensemble rehearsals, attend recital performances by their professors, other students, and world-renowned guest artists, and perform in all of the great large ensembles at UGA including the Symphony Orchestra and Hodgson Wind Ensemble.
Studio alumni have earned positions in symphony orchestras throughout the nation, and are currently performing in most of the nation's premier military bands. Members of the studio are regularly successful in prominent national and international competitions, such as the Leonard Falcone Festival, the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Competitions, Music Teacher's National Association Brass Competitions, the International Women's Brass Conference Competitions, and others!