Student Accomplishments

CONGRATULATIONS ASU Tuba and Euphonium Students – present and past!

A glance at the successes of our tuba and euphonium students at Arizona State University…

Tarin Jones – spring 2020 – graduated BM in music education and accepted a teaching position as Assistant Band Director at Red Mountain High School and Band Director at Falcon Elementary

Dr. Blake Ryall – graduated DMA in tuba spring 2020, performs with Phoenix Brass Collective and West Valley Symphony, touring and teaching

Elijah Ramirez – accepted to the 2020 Eastern Music Festival

Matthew Rose – accepted to march Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps – 2020

Thomas Gerald – accepted to march Boston Crusaders – 2020


Eliana O’Brien – 2019 semifinalist for ITEA Young Artist Solo Euphonium Competition

Elijah Ramirez – 2019 semifinalist for ITEA Young Artist Solo Euphonium Competition

Blake Ryall – 2019 semi finalist for ITEA Solo Tuba Artist and Falcone Tuba Artist

Dr. Danielle VanTuinen – 2019 – accepted a teaching position at University of Florida, Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium

Dr. Travis Netzer – 2018 – accepted a teaching position at Northern State University in South Dakota and repair technician at Taylor Music – also founder of ROCK TUBA!

Dr. David Earll – accepted a teaching position at Ithaca College, NY – 2018

Ramon Garavito, Jr. – Semi finalist in Artist Tuba division of the International Leonard Falcone Festival 2017

Marc Placencia – Winner of tuba position in the Disney Summer College Band program 2017, Los Angeles

Will Tucker VI – accepted to and attending the Curtis Institute Summerfest 2017, tuba

Tyler Cano – graduated May 2016, BA in Music Education –  Director of Band and Orchestra at Polytechnic Academy in the Queen Creek, AZ School district. Congrats!!

Daniel Wilhelm – First Place Winner Solo Tuba Artist – 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Association 


Daniel Wilhelm, MM tuba graduate 2015

Congratulations Dr. David Earll, recipient of 2016 ITEA Bevan Award for Excellence in Research


Dr. David Earll, DMA graduate 2014 – currently Willson Tuba Artist and on faculty at University of Wisconsin Platteville


Celebrating at ITEC 2016! (Dan Wilhelm, Deanna Swoboda, David Earll)

Additional Student Accomplishments

  • Ramon Garavito, Jr. – 3rd place winner of 2016 Tucson Symphony Concerto Competition
  • Will Tucker, VI – selected to participate in Eastern Summer Music Festival, 2016
  • Kyle Smith – won and accepted a euphonium position with the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corp in Washington DC
  • Breland Hughes – marched with Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp. 2015 World Champs
  • Chad Henderson – marched with Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp. 2015 World Champs
  • Ramon Garavito, Jr. – 1st place WINNER of Young Artist competition for 2015 International Leonard Falcone Festival

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