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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 of each page to locate information. 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.
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!
|July 29 - August 15
||Rockwall-Heath Band Camp, Heath, Texas
|August 12 - 16
||Forney High School, Forney, Texas
||Rockwall Utley Middle School Masterclass|
|October 23||Faculty Recital at Texas A&M Commerce|
||Allen Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Postponed||Alumnus Masterclass, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. 7:00 PM (Tentative)|
||Clinic & Masterclass, Medina Senior High School, Medina, Ohio|
||Clinic & Masterclass, Medina City Schools, Medina, Ohio|
|December 21||40th Annual Akron Tuba Christmas (E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall)|
||CBDNA Regional - Presentation on Oscar Stover
Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, Ithaca College, New York
|March 19-21||South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma|
Soloist with the Mesquite Community Band, Mesquite, Texas
|April 25-26||Michigan State University Band Concerts, 150th Anniversary of the Michigan State Band Program! East Lansing, Michigan|
||Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference|
|July 8 - 12
||AETYB Festival, Spanish Association of Tuba & Euphonium Festival, Malaga, Spain|
If you are looking to sign your child up for private lessons, please follow the links below! Thanks!
||Carmina Burana; Allen Philharmonic Orchestra. Allen High School, Performing Arts Center.
||New World Presbyterian Church Easter Service
|May 24 - June 1
||International Tuba Euphonium Conference, University of Iowa,
YouTube Practice Series is available for this year's Texas All-State Region Etudes.
Dr. Drobnak has released "Hints, Tips and Fundamentals for the 2019-2020 Tuba Etudes" on Kindle.
We'll be moving to a new platform in 2020.
Due to the retirement of Concrete 5.6, upgrades on the website will be limited.
The Fall 2019 lesson signup form is linked on the left. You can also contact your band director to signup for lessons.
Students at A&M Commerce should register for lessons through the Music Office.
Videos from the recital in Madrid are posted below!
South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Information is posted! March 19-21, 2020
Above: Tanto Mar and In-Out by Daniel Schvetz, from Moderato Tangabile. Ken Drobnak, tuba; Omar, Piano. July 24, 2018 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain.
Above: How Beautiful by Barbara York, Ken Drobnak, tuba; Omar, Piano. July 24, 2018 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain.
Above: Capriccio by Mike Forbes. Ken Drobnak, Tuba and Omar, Piano. AETYB Festival at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain. July 24, 2018.
Above: Opposites Attract from The Second Blind Date by James Grant. On the 2019 Falcone Tuba Artist Preliminary Round List. Performed in 2017 at the South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference.
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);