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Welcome! At first, this website existed to augment research presented at conferences. It has grown to include audio and video performance samples, information for students and of course recent research activities. If you are viewing this website from a mobile device, it is easiest to navigate  from the top to locate information. I am currently reorganizing the website, so old bookmarks may no longer be accurate. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments! However, note that due to overwhelming demand, I do not respond to "Tell me about my instrument" emails. This type of request is available through my online marketplace at Square

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I am excited to announce that I have accepted an offer to become the next ITEA Historian. Watch for articles in the Journal and further updates on the web!


 

Sheet Music Plus Classical

 

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Oct. 10     Octubafest at TAMU-Commerce - Tuba/Euphonium students present a concert of solos and chamber music

June 30     Watters Creek Band Concert, Allen Philharmonic Orchestra Winds, Allen, Texas, 7:30 PM

July 1     Northeast Texas Symphony, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 8:00 PM

July 5     Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM

July 12     Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM

July 19     Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM

July 26     Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM

August     Forney High School Band Camp Clinician, Forney, Texas

August     Rockwall Heath High School Band Camp Clinician, Heath, Texas

PRIVATE LESSONS

If you are looking to sign your child up for private lessons, please follow the links below! Click the "2017-2018 Lessons" to register for summer lessons.

LESSON INFORMATION

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Looking for information on the 2017 South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference? Click the image above! Hosted by Ken Drobnak & Scott Roeder!


 

March 17, 2017     Solo Recital at SCRTEC 2017, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Program

May 5, 2016     Tuba de Mayo at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Tuba Trios: Trumpeter's Lullaby, Chunca

Solos: Polka.com (Scott Roeder), Ordner Seg (Ken Drobnak with Ken Saxon)

Ensemble:  Arriba Pichatoro, Calypso, Chiapas, Mofongo Relleno

December 15, 2015     Faculty Recital at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Program

March 2015     CBDNA National Conference: Oscar Stover Poster

May 2014     ITEA International Conference: Prototype Tubas in the Holton Collection at the National Music Museum

Above: Menuetto movements from Suite No. 1 for Cello (Bach/Sauer)


 

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I'm happy to announce that I have joined the faculty at Texas A&M University at Commerce as an Adjunct Instructor of Tuba & Euphonium!

Highlights from Dr. Drobnak's SCRTEC performance are below.

Recordings from the 1950s Michigan State Band under Leonard Falcone, the University of Kansas Band under Russell Wiley, and various Trumpet Artists have been added to the historical recordings page in the Oscar Stover Archives.

Private lesson signups for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 are posted.

 

Above: Chunca by Rafael Mendez, arr. Drobnak. Ken Drobnak, Jeffrey Baker, and Scott Roeder, Tuba. DIno Mulic, Piano. March 2017

Above: Opposites Attract from James Grants' Ten Blind Dates for Solo Tuba, The Second Date.

Above: Reflecting from Ten Blind Dates for Solo Tuba, The Second Date, by James Grant.

Above: Ordner Seg by Øystein Baadsvik. Tuba de Mayo performance, May 3, 2016 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, TSC Arts Center, Brownsville, Texas

 
There will be many references to NMM on this website, which refers to the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. If you have any interest in the history of musical instruments, I encourage you to click on the link to their webpage below and learn about one of the finest institutions of its kind, anywhere. 

Videos moved to new server:

1979-1980 (6 plays); 1983-1984 (new); 1984-1985 (new); 1980-1981 (new); 1981-1982 (new); 1957 MSU Charting (1 play); 1985-6 (new); 1987-1988 (new);

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