Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
As a euphonium player there has basically been one viable career option: the military. However in the past ten years or so, more and more euphonium players have begun to seriously double on tuba in professional situations. This gives euphonium players a newfound career potential. While more and more euphonium players have been learning to play tuba, there is not yet a written method describing the best way in which to accomplish the task.;The purpose of this research project is to create a set of daily exercises through which a euphonium player may learn to play tuba. This method is designed to build and maintain a high level of skill on both the euphonium and tuba. The method is divided into four large sections: euphonium to BBb tuba doubling, euphonium to CC tuba doubling, euphonium to Eb tuba doubling, and euphonium to F tuba doubling. The author has included exercises derived from personal experience.;Interviews were also conducted with accomplished pedagogues in the United States regarding their approach to teaching the concurrent study of euphonium and tuba. The researcher has composed questions designed to get to the core of the fundamentals of multiple instrumental study. Issues of inquiry include physiological and psychological elements involved in performing on two different brass instruments.;Based on predetermined criteria, the subjects interviewed are Patrick Sheridan, Fritz Kaenzig, and David Zerkel.
Murchison, Matthew, "Doubling on Euphonium and Tuba: A Guide for Euphonium Players" (2013). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 212.