Friday, August 7, 2015

New Hire: David McLemore

Dr. David McLemore is the new full-time Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Central Washington University. Beginning in Fall 2015, his responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate applied tuba and euphonium lessons, low brass methods classes, and music appreciation. He will also rehearse and perform with the faculty brass quintet and conduct the Tuba/Euphonium Choir. Prior to his appointment at CWU, he served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Young Harris College. McLemore completed his D.M.A. in Tuba Performance at the University of Georgia. Prior to this he earned an M.M. in both Tuba and Chamber Music Performance at the University of Michigan, as well as a B.M. in Tuba Performance from the University of Southern California. His primary tuba teachers include David Zerkel, Fritz Kaenzig, Jim Self, Warren Deck, Norm Pearson, and Richard Pasko. David has enjoyed much success as a soloist, competing and winning prizes in several high-profile solo competitions. He won 1st Prize Tuba Artist at the 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, 1st Prize Tuba Artist at the 2012 Leonard Falcone International Tuba Euphonium Festival, 1st Prize Brass at the 2012 MTNA National Young Artist Solo competition, and more recently 1st Prize Tuba and Grand Prize at the 2014 International Women’s Brass Conference solo competitions. Additionally, David won 3rd prize Tuba at the 2014 Jeju International Brass Competition.

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